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FRANCHESKA ALCANTARA

falcantaraart [at] gmail.com | www.francheskaalcantara.com | (757) 289-6747

EDUCATION

2015 BFA Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY
2009 BA Art History Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

ONGOING PROJECTS

 Bridging Kingsbridge: multidisciplinary project that aims at creating a historical timeline to document the cultural and societal complexities of the Kingsbridge community in the Bronx through video, photo essays, oral histories and performative actions

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES and TRAVEL

2017 Bronx Council of 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 Reclaimed Rage; Resistance curated by Dalajea Foreman, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, 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, The 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 Statue & 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 at 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 (performance), Queens Museum, Queens, NY
2013 Art History Students Association Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY

COLLABORATIONS AND APPEARANCES

2017 Bronx Stories – Women’s History Month edition, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, 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

Community Renews Push to Remove Statue of Man Who Experimented on SlavesDartunorro Clark. DNAInfo, Sept. 24, 2016
IS-PA-NO: The Cuaba Issue. Francheska Alcantara. La Galeria Magazine. Sept. 19, 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES 

2015-2016 Facilitator/Mentor (children ages 4-12), Arts Mentoring Program (AMP) and Parents & Children Together with Art (PACT), Free Arts NYC, New York, NY
2015-Present BX 200 Artist Directory
2012-Present Community Arts Council member, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY