Quisqueya Henriquez was born in 1966 in Havana, Cuba. Henriquez is associated with the Cuban avant-garde generation of the 1980's. She was educated at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba. As an artist who has moved to different countries, language has become an important subject in her work. Her installations are created out of minimalist-style industrial materials that paradoxically are rich with layers of meaning. She resides in the Dominican Republic.