Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez
Areas of ExpertiseInterdisciplinary Art Practice, Contemporary Arts Curator
BFA Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Anabel Vázquez Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator based in Providence, RI. Their artistic production includes photography, painting, film/video, installation and performance art. They are interested in otherness, anarcha-feminism, galactical dimensions and obliterating colonial systems. They studied photography at the Liga de Arte de San Juan, with Frieda Medín (1993 -1995) and continued their studies in photography, sculpture, and punk rock, as a Fine Arts Painting major at the Department of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico (1995-1998). They pursued a Photography BFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston (2002), where they expanded their practice into filmmaking and installation. As a curator and cultural manager, their approach is intersectional and collaborative, with their most recent tenure at Leica Gallery Boston (2016-2020).
They have been a guest curator, panelist, and lecturer for various institutions such as Massachusetts College of Art, the RISD Museum, the Bell Gallery at Brown University, University of California Berkeley, and Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, San Juan PR. As an educator, they’ve been a critic at the RISD Photography Department (2020- 2021) and is currently an adjunct professor of photography at the Roger Williams University RI. They additionally are an arts administrator for AgitArte MA/PR, a trainer/coach at MassMoca’s Assets for Artists and part of the board of directors of the Dirt Palace Public Projects RI.