Michelle Ricardo – Dominican Republic

Michelle Ricardo (Santo Domingo / Dominican Rep.) Visual artist, poet and teacher/social activist, graduated from Altos de Chavon School of Art and Design, and the National School of Fine Arts in Mexico City.  Was member of the international spoken word collective Hip Hop group Quilomboarte.   Has had multiple poetic presentations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Concentrates her creative discourse using a critical and reflective attitude towards the reality of being of African descent, a woman, and a Dominican islander, within an alienated and selfless society in the heart of the Caribbean.