Francheska Alcántara, Workspace 2023-2024


Francheska Alcántara is a queer Afro-Caribbean interdisciplinary artist hailing from The Bronx, NY. Their work explores material histories, and detritus accumulations interrogating how they create social meaning while expanding our capacity for pleasure, refusal, and liberation.

Alcántara holds an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University (2019), a BFA in Painting from Hunter College (2015), and a BA in Art History from Old Dominion University (2009).

They have participated in residencies at MASS MoCA (2023), Atlantic Center for the Arts (2023), Session at Recess (2022), Wave Hill Gardens Workspace (2021), Vermont Studio Center (2019), Shandaken: Storm King (2018), and Bronx Museum’s AIM Program (2017).

Francheska has shared their work at 108 Contemporary (2023), Lehmann Maupin (2022), BronxArtSpace (2020), Brooklyn Museum (2018), Queens Museum (2018), and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2017). Alcántara is a grantee of OVAC’s Thrive Grant (2022), City Artist Corps Grant (2021), and Interchange Artist Grant (2021). Francheska has been a fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship from 2020-2023.