I am an Independent Art Curator, Cultural Practitioner,
Art Advisor, activist and Documentarian
Icelebrate art by creating spaces, opportunities and exhibitions centered on Black and Brown artists across the Afro Diaspora through the intersection of creative expression rooted in liberatory praxis.
Tarisse Iriarte is an independent curator and arts activist from Brooklyn, New York.
with Afro Caribbean Roots in Cuba and Puerto
Rico. She is simply known as “Tee” in her beloved
Communities. Tee is what happens when a human
loves art, the earth and justice. She is a proud Afro
Puerto Rican working diligently on the global
liberation of her people across the diaspora through
Socially- engaged art. Tee curates exhibits that
contextualize the intersections of diasporan arts and liberation. She has spoken at several prestigious universities including NYU on the power of Arts and Justice. Combining her passion for Arts and Activism spans over 20 years and has allowed her to evolve as curator and innovator. She serves on several boards including Brookland Exchange Project, as well as the Advisory board at ARTE (Art Resistance Through Education in NY) Tee was awarded a Curatorial Artist in Residency at Estudio Abierto in Oaxaca, Mexico where she conducted curatorial research documenting local solidarity economies of Afro Mexican women farmers, healers and fisherwoman on the coast of Oaxaca. She was selected for a Curator in Residence last summer at Mauser Foundation in Costa Rica which served as a continuum of her curatorial research. This work is currently on exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California as a part of the MexiCali until December 31, 2022. Tee wholeheartedly believes in the power of community, self-determination and will work tirelessly to sow seeds rooted in liberatory praxis alongside a community of Artists, movement workers and radical thinkers across the Afro-Latinx diaspora. Tee is committed to shifting paradigms through arts & liberation. She says Arts & Activism is an intrinsic part of her life and will continue to inform all the work she will do in the future.
Curating full-scale exhibitions and consulting has afforded me with an opportunity to creatively express socio-political perspectives through the realm of art. I offer extended knowledge and curatorial expertise in 21st century contemporary artwork, working with some of the art world's emerging and most renowned artists and photographers.
I specialize in artist relations and exhibition production. My work has a particular focus in the cultural/historical preservation and amplification of Art across the African Diaspora, primarily Cuba, Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean. I believe in the power of collectivity by responsibly fostering critical art practice within a local and global context.
MexiCali Biennal Land of Milk and Honey Exhibition at the Santa Cruz Musueum of Art & History
MexiCali Biennial: Land of Milk and Honey
Exhibition: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Loisaida Festival 2022 Public Art Installation
New York, NY
Sol Collective Arts
Guest Curator/Facilitator of Artist Talk
Curatorial lead Exhibition:
Curatorial Research and Residency Awarded
Estudio Abierto, Oaxaca México
Joyce Gordon Gallery/Brookland Exchange Project
Recovery A.C.T. Art Culture and Technology Exhibition
Creative Director Yunque Seeions (2021)
I am a proud Afro
Puerto Rican working diligently on the global liberation of my people across the diaspora through Socially- engaged art.
I curate exhibitions that contextualize the intersections of diasporan arts across a socio-political landscape.
ARTE (Art Resistance Through Education Advisory Board
Sol2Soul Freedom Project-Founding member
Katal Center for Health Equity & Justice-Organizer
Social Justice Community and
NY/NJ Cuba Si Coalition
AAMC (Association of Art Museum Curators )
NALAC (National Association Latino Arts & Culture)