Jan 28, 2022
In this episode we bring you a great conversation with latinx curator Dulcina Abreu. We talk about how education leads to liberation. We dive into whether "Latinx Art" is a trend. Dulcina reminds us to respect our community elders. We discuss the problem with museum interpretations. And we consider how archive-keeping and archive-making is paramount in righting the wrongs of a “forgetful” art historical record.
Dulcina Abreu is a Dominican-born independent curator, artist, and museum advocate currently based in Baltimore, MD. She graduated with a MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a BFA in Fine Arts and Media from Parsons, The New School. Prior to living in New York, Dulcina studied at The National School of Visual Arts and Altos de Chavon School of Design, both in the Dominican Republic. Abreu’s work explores 21st century visual and material culture from the Caribbean Diaspora in the US, immigration, community organizing, and mutactivism. She serves as the Consulting Curator for the September 11th,2001: An Evolving Legacy project at the National Museum of American History; and is the Co-founder of the International Coalition of Museum Professionals and Communities alongside Armando Perla. Abreu currently manages the NYC Latino 9-11 collecting initiative and NYC Latino COVID-19 project which aims to expand the national narrative with Latino/a new yorker stories and material culture; Dulcina will also be joining the Latinx Youth Movements project this upcoming august to support lead curator Margaret Salazar-Porzio with a curatorial assistant position at the Molina Family Latino Gallery in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center and the National Museum of American History.