b. Santo Domingo, DR.

Lives and works in Tulsa, OK, and Bronx, NY


2021 Dark Study Experimental Program – Inaugural cohort

2019 ​MFA, Sculpture + Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

2015 ​BFA with distinction, Painting, and Combined Media, Hunter College, New York, NY 

2009​ BA, Art History, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA


2022 Secure the Bag, Mint the Soaps & Throw the Bones, Recess Art, Brooklyn, NY

2022 Eyes of the Skin, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

2022 Geographies of the Self, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2022 Skin Le Fleur, Liggett Studio, Tulsa, OK (solo exhibition)

2022 Conjunciones & Disyunciones, Black Ground Lab, Cali, Colombia

2021 Unearthing Stories of Water, artistic procession in the Bronx, NY 

2021 Dissolving Borders II, Chashama Art Space, New York 

2021 The Meeting Point, Meatpacking District, New York 

2021 Rabia en los labios, mareos en el corazón, Lagos Estudios, CDMX 

2021 Dissolving Borders, JVS Projects, New York 

2020 Take What You Can’t Get, ABC No Rio Gallery, New York 

2020 In the Absence of Gathering, project conceived by Anita Fields, Tulsa, OK

2020 Beast Like Me: Feminism and Fantasy, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY 

2020 Online, performance in collaboration with Alicia Grullon, Bronx, NY

2020 Geografía Relativa, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, CDMX 

2019 Progressive Transitions, part of the NY Latin American Art Triennial, Queens College Art Center, Queens, NY 

2019 Helados de cuentas, performance presented as part of El Encuentro Conference organized by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, Mexico, D.F.  

2019 An Already Dreamed State // Already Dreaming State // Already…, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2019 Listen: Cis and Trans Women Respond to Politics Today, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY 

2018 Saunter, Trek Escort, Parade(STEP), Queens Museum and Flux Factory, Queens, NY 

2018 Swing Forward While Swaying Back,  ​Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos, Bronx, NY 

2018 Cuerpxs Radicales: Radical Bodies in Performance, Brooklyn Museum of Art,  Brooklyn, NY 

2018Her Art Will Be Cannibal, Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos, Bronx, NY 

2017Sisterin’ in Procession​, artistic action covering 73+ blocks along Jerome Avenue in The Bronx, NY 

2017 ​Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY 

2017Reclaimed Rage; Resistance,  BronxArtSpace, Bronx, 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 

2016IS-PA-NO: The Cuaba Issue​, The Point Campus for Arts & Environment, Bronx, NY (solo exhibition)

2015​Simuda Nyuma: Forward Ever Backward Never, Framer Framed Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 


2022 Recess Art Session Program, Brooklyn, NY

2021 Interchange Artist Grant, supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Tulsa, OK 

2021 City Artist Corps Grant, New York, NY

2021 Wave Hill Gardens Workspace Residency, Bronx, NY

2020-2022 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Tulsa, OK

2020 Andrew Freeman Home Artist Residency, Bronx, NY (canceled due to COVID-19)

2019 Creative Capital Professional Taller, New York, NY

2019 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT (awarded with fellowship)

2019 Graduate Travel Grant to Mexico City, MX – VCU, VA 

2019 William B. Clopton Scholarship – VCU, VA

2018 Shandaken Projects: Storm King Art Residency, New Windsor, NY

2018 Paul F. Miller Scholarship in Sculpture – VCU, VA

2018 Percent for Art, finalist, public sculpture commission, Bronx, NY 

2017-19 Exhibition Travel Grant to New York – VCU, VA

2017-19 VCU Graduate School Assistantship – Richmond, VA

2017 ​Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sol Shaviro Award, Bronx, NY

2017​ Franklin Furnace Archives, Inc., ​Franklin Furnace Fund​ supported by the Jerome Foundation, Brooklyn, NY 

2017 Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx Recognizes Its Own, Bronx, NY

2017 ​Bronx Council on the Arts, Artist for Community Grant, Bronx, NY

2017 ​​Bronx Museum of the Arts, Artists in the Marketplace (AIM Program) Bronx, NY

2016 ​​Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, EMERGENYC Program, New York, NY

2016 Third World Newsreel, ​Film Production Fellowship, New York, NY

2014-15​ ​Kossak Painting Fellowship – Hunter College, NY

2014 ​Semester Abroad, Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands – Hunter College, NY

2012 ​Patricia Miller Travel Grant to Paris, France – Hunter College, NY

2007 ​Navy Achievement and Good Conduct medals – US Navy, Norfolk, VA


Your Concise New York Art Guide for July 2022, Billy Anania, Hyperallergic, June 29, 2022

What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now, Aruna D’Souza, New York Times, June 24, 2022.

Water, Earth, Stories, Skins: New Work by Ghazal Ghazi and Francheska Alcantara, Alicia Chesser, Root Tulsa Blog, February 18, 2022.

Un arte all-inclusive por Francheska Alcantara, Guillermo Rojas and Victoria Lis Marino, La Semana del Sur, February 15, 2022 

Remembrance of Things Not Yet Past: A Report From Difficult Histories/Public Spaces: The Challenge of Monuments in NYC and The Nation. Arinn Amer. Gotham, September 18, 2018. 

Vanessa Cuervo Forero, “Not What’s Broken; What’s Healed: Women in El Barrio and The Healing Power of Community”, in Controversial Monuments and Memorials: A Guide for Community Leaders, ed. David B. Allison (Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), 233, 236.

Marchers Drag Soaps on Strings to Bring Attention to Gentrification”, News 12, The Bronx, September, 2017.

No Nos Sacaran! Gentrification is Displacing Bronx Dominicans and We Must Resist, Jay Espy, La Galeria Magazine, August 2, 2017. 

Community Renews Push to Remove Statue of Man Who Experimented on Slaves​, Dartunorro Clark. DNAInfo, September 24, 2016. 

IS-PA-NO: The Cuaba Issue​, Francheska Alcantara, La Galeria Magazine, September 19, 2016 


2020 “The Art of Caring”, virtual symposium organized by Culture Push, NY

2020 “Embodying Activism: Socially Performance Art & Dance Practices”, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY

2018 “Monument As: History, Art, Power”, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY


2020-present Adjunct Faculty, Guttman Community College CUNY, New York, NY

2020-present Member, North Bronx Collective, Bronx, NY