Charo Oquet

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Charo Oquet, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is a Miami-based artist whose work spans painting to photagraphy, performance to installation. Her work has been extensively exhibited internationally and reviewed by the Miami Herald, Atlantica Art Journal, African Arts, Art in America, Art Nexus, Art New Zealand, amongst others. Antonio Zaya Publisher a book of her work in 2002. Her work is included in many books Books and catalogs such as "New Hoodoo Art of a Forgotten Faith" (2008), "Files" by Octavio Zaya, "Miami Contemporary Artists", New Zealland's National Museum Te Papa Calendar 2009, "Dominican Contemporary Artists", Supermix amongst others. Oquet has had numerous solo exhibitions in Museums in galleries around the world such as the Bass Museum in Miami; Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Convento de Santo Domingo, Lanzarote, Cannary Islands, Spain (2002), curated by Antonio Zaya and has participated in prestigious curated group exhibitions such as "Art Religion and Politics " (2005) curated by Jean-Huber Martin, "Mami Watta", curated by Henry Drewal at the Fowler Museum at UCLA,(2008) After, Kunstnerne Hus, Oslo, Norway, (2003); V Biennal del Caribe’03, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo; En Ruta PR’02, M&M Projects Puerto Rico, curated by Antonio Zaya; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, (CAAM) Gran Canarias, Spain; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, N.Z. She founded Miami Arts Collaborative in 1996, which later became Edge Zones, founded in 2004 as a non-profit arts organization. Oquet has curated numerous exhibitions and lead Dominican and Miami artists nationally and internationally. She has been creating year-round programs, which include the works of hundreds of Florida and international artists and has published 4 books, "Miami Now" in (2005), "Wet" (2006), Wet II (2007) and "Supermix" (2008). Oquet is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards most recently:Florida State Artists Fellowship Award; the State of Florida Artists Enhancement Grant; South Florida Cultural Consortium 2005 Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Award; Creative Capital Grant; South Florida Cultural Artists Access Grant. and New Forms Florida Grant. QE II Arts Council of N.Z. Artist Fellowship 84, 85 and 86. She received a BFA from Florida International University.