Luis Rincón Alba

Adjunct Instructor

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Luis Rincón Alba is a Colombian artist and scholar based in New York City since 2010. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Performance Studies Department at New York University. As an actor, performer, and oral narrator, he has collaborated with different artistic collectives in his home country and in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, the United States, and Italy. His creative and academic work centers 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 as it pays attention to how this emergence troubles historical understandings of race, gender, and class. His academic research areas include Caribbean studies, critical race theory, Black and Indigenous studies, contemporary philosophy and aesthetics, and the history of Latin American and Caribbean theater and performance art. Luis holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU and another M.A. from SUNY Stony Brook in Philosophy. He is currently the co-artistic director of the musical collective MUSA Presents.