born Dominican Republic, 1983.

Lives and works in The Bronx, NY.

francheskaalcantarastudio[at] \​  


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

2015 ​ BFA with Distinction, Painting & Combined Media, Hunter College, New York, NY 

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


2020 Geografía Relativa, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, CDMX (curated by guadalajara90201)

2019 Helados de cuentas, performance presented as part of El Encuentro Conference organized by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Mexico, DF

An Already Dreamed State // Already Dreaming State // Already…, VCU’s MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

Listen: Cis and Trans Women Respond to Politics Today, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY (curated by Deborah Yasinsky)

2018 Saunter Trek Escort Parade…(S.T.E.P.), Flux Factory and Queens Museum, Queens, NY (curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera and moira williams)

Cuerpxs Radicales: Radical Bodies in Performance, part of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Lauren Zelaya and Marlene Ramirez-Cancio)

2017 ​Sisterin’ in Procession​, 4.5 hrs artistic action covering 73+ blocks along Jerome Avenue corridor, Bronx, NY 

​Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (curated by Aylet Ojeda Jequin, Christine Licata and Heather Reyes) (catalogue)

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 New York, NY 

​ EMERGENYC ‘16 Showcase, La MaMa Theater, New York, NY 


2019 Creative Capital Professional Taller, New York, NY

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

El Encuentro Conference, Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, CDMX

Graduate Travel Grant to Mexico City, MX – VCU (June 2019)

William B. Clopton Scholarship – VCU, Richmond, VA

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

2017 ​Franklin Furnace Fund​, Franklin Furnace Inc. support by Jerome Foundation, Brooklyn, NY 

Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO), ​Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY 

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

2016 ​​EMERGENYC ’16 Fellow, Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, New York, NY

2014-15​ ​Kossak Painting Fellowship​, Hunter College, New York, NY

​ Semester abroad, Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands 

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

2007 Navy Achievement & Good Conduct Medals, US Navy, Norfolk, VA  


“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, Sept. 18, 2018.  

“Not What’s Broken; What’s Healed: Women in El Barrio and The Healing Power of Community”, Vanessa Cuervo Forero, 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, Bronx, NY, September 2017. 


2018-19 Future Studio Teen Program, Graduate Assistant and Mentor, VCU, Richmond, VA

2012-18 ​Community Arts Council member, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY