The Afro-Dominican artist Patricia Encarnación, who lives in New York, explores through her work with everyday elements, landscapes and the aesthetics of her environment, the perception of being Caribbean. Her work seeks to dismantle the imposition of social roles and the fragmentation of history by showing the effects on herself and her context.
Encarnación studied at the Altos de Chabón School of Design (Dominican Republic), at Parsons School of Design (New York) and at the New York University, where she is currently studying in the Caribbean and Latin American Studies program. Her artistic activities include the participation in two editions of the Biennial of the Centro León Jiménez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). In the 2018 edition of this biennial she won the special nomination of the French consulate in Martinique. She was also winner of the prize awarded by the city of Cádiz for cultural immersion. She has participated in multiple residencies, for example, at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna and at Kovent Catalonia in Barcelona. She has exhibited her work in spaces including Afro Syncretic (The Latinx Project / 2020-21), Afro-Latino Festival of New York (New York / 2018), “Under(represent)ed” (Parsons / 2017), Konvent 0 Catalonia / 2017)