Charo Oquet (b. 1952, Dominican Republic)
Working across multiple media, Charo Oquet is one of the leading Miami artists of her generation, with a body of work characterized by cultural reflection, historical research, and formally involving aspects of visual art, video, music, fashion, dance, and performance. Oquet’s art practice includes community activism, curating, and creating projects and platforms with hundreds of artists in the U.S. and internationally. She founded Edge Zones Projects in 2004, The Miami Performance International Festival ‘12, Index–Miami/Santo Domingo ’11, and Zones Contemporary Art Fair ’06-11. Oquet has exhibited, performed, curated, and lectured worldwide since 1981 and is known for her dynamic installations, incorporating idioms of prevalent Afro-Caribbean religions. Recent exhibitions include Entering Sacred Grounds, Institute of Contemporary Art of Miami (ICA), Miami, FL; The XIII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba; Relational Undercurrents, Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago; and Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Museum of Latin American Art Frost Art Museum. Oquet’s work is in several museum collections, such as the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art; Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL; Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida; New Zealand National Museum, Wellington, N.Z.; Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Foresight Collection, Auckland, New Zealand; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand; Gulf & Western Americas Corp., New York; Museo de las Casas Reales, Dominican Republic and Museo del Arte Moderno, Dominican Republic.