Luis Rincón Alba
Luis Rincón Alba is a Colombian artist and scholar based in New York City since 2010 where he is the Co-Artistic Director of the MUSA Presents; a musical and performance collective. As an actor, performer, and oral narrator, he has collaborated with different artistic collectives in his home country and also in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, the United States, and Italy. He has taught at the departments of Art and Public Policy and Performance Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Performance Studies Department at the same University. His creative and academic work center on the performativity of festive and carnival performance. His scholarship traces the aesthetic and political genealogy of carnival practices in contemporary literature, performance art, and music and how this emergence troubles historical understandings of race, gender, and class.
Brooklyn, NY USA