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Suhaly Bautista-Carolina is an AfroDominican New Yorker, artist and community organizer. Her recent work explores questions pertaining to the AfroLatinX experience, Afrofuturism as a site to image other possible futures, and the critical space between dreams, memory, and remembering.
In 2014, after volunteering at Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety,” Suhaly served as the first Engagement & Education Manager at the public art nonprofit, Creative Time. She is the founder of Black Magic, an Afrofuturism Book Club composed of womyn of the African Diaspora intended as a space to envision & create our own alternate futures. She has worked in various capacities with organizations such as Artspace, FOKUS, The Walls-Ortiz Gallery and The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. In 2015, she was a panelist at ArtPrize7’s “Reflecting the Times: Arts & Activism” alongside Dread Scott and Arts.Black. Suhaly is a 2016 alumna of CCCADI’s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship and a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute, “The Many Worlds of Black New York.” She is a co-organizer of Present Futures: Strategies Toward Emancipation (Part One), a group exhibition at Denny Gallery in NYC featuring works by Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Tionna McClodden, Pamela Council and other artists responding to the question, “In moments of injustice, how do we think about the future when the present is so daunting and fraught?”
Suhaly’s photographic documents and writings have been published in Insight Magazine, United Nations’ International Museum of Women and Caribbean Vistas Journal. She has enjoyed solo exhibitions at NYU and La Casa Azul Bookstore. As of 2016, she is also a Weeksville Ambassador and a Willow Arts Alliance Fellow and scholarship recipient.
Suhaly earned her B.A. and MPA from NYU, where she was named one of “NYU’s 15 Most Influential Students.” She is currently serving as the Director of Public Programs at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Community Relations Manager of the Brooklyn Museum.
She is living and loving in Brooklyn, New York.