Quinsy Gario

Quinsy Gario is a visual and performance artist from the Dutch Caribbean. His most well-known work Zwarte Piet Is Racisme critiqued the general knowledge surrounding the racist practice of Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). He highlighted the governmental institutional support that keeps this figure alive in The Netherlands.

Gario's academic background is in gender studies and postcolonial studies; he is a recent graduate of the Masters of Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. He is a board member of De Appel, the Keti Koti Table and The One Minutes Foundation, a member of the pan-African artist collective State of L3 and a recurring participant at the Black Europe Body Politics biannual conference series.