Join us for our in-gallery tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, Charo Oquet will lead the tour.
Local Views at PAMM gives visitors a first-hand interaction with local artists by creating conversations centered around art and the creative process. This casual 30-minute conversation is offered on the fourth Thursday of each month.
About Charo Oquet
Charo Oquet (Dominican Republic) is an artist based in Miami Beach, FL. Inspired by her many travels all over the world, her works span a variety of practices: performance, video, painting, photography, installation, and sculpture. Oquet has been challenging stereotypes of African Americans and working with decolonizing narratives and aesthetics for the past three decades, researching and documenting Afro-Dominican rituals and practices since 1997.
Oquet is also the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including: Map Funds 2014; Florida State Artists Fellowship Award; State of Florida Artists Enhancement Grant; South Florida Cultural Consortium 2015 and '05 Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Award; Creative Capital Grant; South Florida Cultural Artists Access Grant; New Forms Florida Grant; and QE II Arts Council of N.Z. Artist Fellowship 84, 85, and 86. In addition being reviewed by Art in America, the Miami Herald, Atlantica Art Journal, African Arts, Art in America, Art Nexus, and Art New Zealand, Oquet has been included in many publications including, but not limited to: New Hoodoo Art of a Forgotten Faith (2008); Files by Octavio Zaya; Miami Contemporary Artists; New Zealand's National Museum Te Papa Calendar (2009); Dominican Contemporary Artists, Supermix; and a book dedicated to her work that was published by Antonio Zaya in 2002.
Oquet's work is part of the permanent collection of The Frost Art Museum in Miami; The Bass Museum, Miami; The Museum of Ft. Lauderdale; New Zealand National Museum Wellington; N.Z. Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art; Fort Lauderdale, FL; CAAM, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno; Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain; Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt; New Zealand, Govett-Brewter Art Gallery, N. Z.; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, N. Z.; and Museo de las Casas Reales, Dominican Republic.