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Quisqueya Henríquez was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved with her family to the Dominican Republic from an early age. His artistic studies began at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and continued at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), of Havana, from 1987 to 1992. Later he traveled to Mexico and the United States, where he lived until 1997, when he decided to return to Santo Domingo, where he lives and works today. Henríquez is a conceptual artist whose work revolves around themes such as space, time, geographical subtraction, gender and

Latin American and Caribbean ethnicity. This photograph is the documentary piece of a performance made by Henríquez. Rethinking the sea leads the artist to produce an ice cream of Caribbean sea water, charged with a disturbing poetic that illustrates the history of her relationship with the sea, with what she has brought, with what she has taken and with that reluctance to face and prove its essence from the island. The sour, the salty, the sweet and the bitter are possibilities in this metaphor made with sea water, buttermilk, rum, coconut oil, blue color and stabilizers

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