Quinsy Gario was born in Curaçao and raised in St. Maarten, Curaçao and the Netherlands. our in the coming years. With a BA degree in Theater, Film & Television Studies, minoring in Postcolonial Studies and Gender Studies, he is started to follow the MA program Comparative Women’s Studies in Culture and Politics at the Genderstudies department of the University of Utrecht but decided to focus on his artistic output instead.
Under the name T. Martinus he has published in the NRC Next and performed in the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Great Britain. He has two poetry collections out and in november 2011 he won the Hollandse Nieuwe Theatermakers Prize 2011. As part of his prize he developed the play The Principles of Certainties under the guidance of MC Theater in Amstrdam. This play can be seen during Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2012. He is also developing a play together with Glenda Martinus, his mother, for Over Het IJ Festival 2012
Under the banner of NON EMPLOYEES he makes art installations, video clips and gives workshops. Some of these clips have appeared on MTV here in the Netherlands. He is also a member of the pan African art collective State of L3, an editor at the feminist journal LOVER and has written as a columnist voor NiNsee. He also presents and moderates discussions and events.