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Quinsy Gario (Curaçao/St. Maarten/the Netherlands), is a graduate of the Master Artistic Research from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and has a background in media studies and gender and postcolonial studies. His work focuses on decolonial remembering and disruption. His most well known work ‘Zwarte Piet Is Racisme’ critiqued the general knowledge surrounding the racist Dutch practice of Black Pete.
He won the Royal Academy Master Thesis Prize 2017, the Black Excellence Award 2016, the Amsterdam Fringe Festival Silver Award 2015, the Dutch Caribbean Pearls Community Pearl Award 2014 and the Hollandse Nieuwe 12 Theatermakers Prize 2011. He is a member of the pan-African artist collective State of L3, a 2017/2018 BAK fellow and Humanity In Action Senior Fellow.




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