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Quinsy Gario

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.




Book presentation: When we speak about colonisation
On the occasion of the recent publication by Faassen and Verdijk, and in the context of the running show 'A Blueprint for Toads and Snakes'
Black art with Quinsy Gario – Read My World
VENUS: the anti-hero hero
An interactive programme that explores the historically violent imageries surrounding Venus.
BE.BOP 2014 – Spiritual Revolutions & ‘The Scramble for Africa’
Curated by Alanna Lockward
Museumnacht: Atelier Revolutionair
Doorgaand programma met lezingen, interventies, muziek en performances
Close Encounters of the Caribbean Kind II. On Decolonial Aesthetics and European Blackness
Lecture and round table discussion in the context of the exhibition Who is more sci-fi than us?
Close Encounters of the Caribbean Kind
Artist talk around the exposition Who More Sci-Fi Than Us?