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Her awards include a Knight Foundation Grant 2019; The Perez Create; MAP Fund ‘15, the Dominican Biennial, Santo Domingo ‘11; Florida State Artists Fellowship Award ‘15 & ‘06; South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship ’15 & ‘05 and the QE II Arts Council of N.Z. Artist Fellowship.
Oquet’s work is found in the permanent collections of the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain; The Bass, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Florida; the New Zealand National Museum and the Govett-Brewter Art Gallery, New Zealand; Museo de Arte Moderno, Dominican Republic; and World Bank.
In 2003, Oquet founded Edge Zones, a non-profit arts organization in Miami. She also founded the Zones Art Fair Miami and The Miami International Performance Festival.
The pedagogic and the aesthetic functions go hand in hand in my work. I want viewers not to take information for granted, but to question the motives behind how representational choices are made and the methods through which they are structured. – Charo Oquet