Raquel is a Fine Arts graduate of CHAVÓN. Her work can be found in the permanent
collections of the RISD Museum, in Providence, Rhode Island; the Museum of Latin
American Art, in Long Beach, California; and the Daros Latinamerica Collection, in
She has participated in exhibitions, residencies, and biennials in the United States,
Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Highlights among these are the
Venice Biennial of 2009 and 2013; the VIII, IX, and XXI Biennials of Havana, Cuba; the
X Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador; the III Biennial of the End of the World, in Ushuaia,
Argentina; and the Jamaica Biennial of 2017.
Raquel has been an active participant in art tours in our country. She has a special
interest in promoting spaces for dialog and education among cultural platforms. She
was co-creator of the collective Quintapata (2008–2015), with whom she developed
joint projects with the aim of encouraging art and artistic dialog in the Dominican
Republic and creating connections with other contexts and spaces.
She won the Eduardo León Jimenes Grand Prize in 2006, 2008, and 2012 and won
prizes at the XX and XXII National Biennial of Visual Arts in Santo Domingo. In 2015
she received the support of the Davidoff Art Initiative for a residency in the
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, in Berlin.
Currently she is coordinator of CHAVÓN’s Fine Arts major.