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FRANCHESKA ALCANTARA

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EDUCATION
2019 MFA Sculpture + Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2015 BFA Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY
2009 BA Art, History Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES and TRAVEL
2017 Sol Shaviro Award, Bronx Museum of the Arts
2017 Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation
2017 Bronx Council on the Arts – Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO)
2017 Bronx Council on the Arts – Artist for Community Grant
2017 Bronx Museum of the Arts’ AIM Program
2016 Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics – EMERGENYC’16
2016 Third World Newsreel Film Production Fellow
2015 Kossak Painting Fellowship (2x)
2014 Semester Abroad – Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands
2014 Kossak Painting Fellowship
2012 Patricia Miller Travel Grant to Paris, France
2007 Navy Achievement & Good Conduct Medal

LIST OF EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES 
2017 Sisterin’ in Procession, artistic action covering 73+ blocks along Jerome Avenue in The Bronx, NY
2017 Hunts Point Marking in partnership with The Laundromat Project Kelly Street Collaborative, Bronx, NY
2017 South Bronx Marking, part of First Fridays: Featuring a Night of Performance Art by AIM Artists, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2017 Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial curated by Aylet Ojeda Jequin, Christine Licata and Heather Reyes, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2017 Dance of a Headstone Mirror, presented as part of Dancin’ in the Bronx, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY
2017 Fragmento, presented as part of Bronx Stories, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2017 Reclaimed Rage; Resistance curated by Dalajea Foreman, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
2017 Sweet Peeling, presented as part of Movement and Protest Symposium, curated by Ebony Noelle Golden, Marymount College, New York, NY
2016 Works in Progress II curated by Christie Gonzalez and Gail Nathan, BRAC on the block @ Rex Hall, Bronx, NY
2016 Still Do I Keep, presented as part of the Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, curated by Alexis Mendoza and Luis Stephenberg, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2016 Put the Cuaba Where Your Mouth Is…, presented as part of All Saints, curated by Ming Liu, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Not Our Statue (Standing by My Sisters), presented as part of Not Our Statute & Not What’s Broken; What’s Healed in collaboration with The Laundromat Project and East Harlem Preservation, New York, NY
2016 Soap on the Moon’s Reflection, part of Performancy Forum: Assignment curated by Esther Neff, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY
2016 IS-PA-NO: The Cuaba Issue (solo exhibition), Mi Gente! LatinX Music Festival in The Bronx, The Point Campus for Arts & Environment, Bronx, NY
2016 Labyrinth’s Features: The Panties Action, part of The Moon Show curated by Ray Ferreira, De-Construkt, Brooklyn, NY
2016 EMERGENYC performances, La Mama Experimental Theater, New York, NY
2016 Memories Un+remembered: Thinking of Home (Longing) curated by Alexis Mendoza, Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bronx, NY
2016 Utopia-Dystopia curated by Anna Pasztor, Bronx-Breeze Apartment Gallery, Bronx, NY
2015 La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti One Island curated by Yelaine Rodriguez, Andrew Freeman Complex, Bronx, NY
2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Simuda Nyuma: Forward Ever Backward Never curated by Andrea Stultiens, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 Hans Brinker Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 One Night Stand curated by Allie Van Altena, Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands
2014 Go Forward curated by Andrea Stultiens, Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands
2014 The Quinces Game, presented as part of Life as Art and Vice versa workshop, curated by Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

COLLABORATIONS AND APPEARANCES
2017 5 Solos w/ Maritea Daehlin and Guest Artists, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Joiri Minaya’s Container (performer) as part of Skowhegan Performs at Socrates Sculpture Park, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Nicolas Dumit Estevez’ P.S. (performer) Casita Maria, Bronx, NY
2015 Lior Shvil’s PROTOCOLS (performer) curated by Kristen Chappa, Art in General Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Robert Barry: All the Things I know 1962 to the Present (performer), 205 Hudson Street Art Gallery, New York, NY

TEXT / PRESS / PANELS

2017 Fight for the Living City: A Multigenerational Conversation moderated by Jack Tchen and Noah Fuller, New York University, New York, NY
Kingsbridge Artist Takes on Gentrification. News 12 The Bronx. March, 22, 2017
Community Renews Push to Remove Statue of Man Who Experimented on Slaves Dartunorro Clark. DNAInfo, Sept. 24, 2016
IS-PA-NO: The Cuaba Issue. Francheska Alcantara. La Galeria Magazine. Sept. 19, 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES 
2015-2016 Facilitator/Mentor Arts Mentoring Program (AMP) (youth ages 9-12), and Parents & Children Together with Art (PACT) (children ages 4-8), Free Arts NYC, New York, NY
2015-Present BX 200 Artist Directory
2014-2015 Facilitator/Mentor/Director’s Assistant (youth ages 14-21), Project YEAH (Young Empowered Artists 4 Humanity) Inc. New York, NY
2012-Present Community Arts Council member, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY