Katherine Bisquet

Katherine Bisquet (Ciudad Nuclear, Cuba, 1992) graduated in Spanish Language from University of Havana. She has published the following poetry books, Algo aquí se descompone (Colección Sur Editores, Havana, 2014), Nuclear City mon amour (Ediciones Sinsentido, Havana, 2020) and Uranio empobrecido (Rialta Ediciones, Querétaro, México, 2021). Organizer and curator of the #00 Biennial 2018 of Havana and one of the barricaded and strikers of San Isidro, 2020, she later becoming a human rights activist and member of the group 27N. She was selected for the writers’ residence Can Serrat Primavera 2020, Barcelona, and in 2021, received the Antonia Eiriz Scholarship with the chronicle book project Los Mojados, awarded by the Hannah Arendt International Institute of Artivism INSTAR to independent artists and intellectuals. Her poetry, chronicles and interviews have been published in magazines and newspapers such as El Estornudo, Hyperallergic, and Hypermedia. She is also the co-creator of Rialta Magazine’s column Cuban Cinema in Quarantine (CCC) 2020, an initiative to research, rescue, and promote Cuban cinema. She was also a resident of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2021/2022 in Berlin, and currently writes the column Putas Presas, illustrated by Camila Lobón, which tells the life of these two artists during their last year in Cuba, under the harassment and violence of State Security. In 2022, her book Esquizopatria won the poetry prize of the city Alcalá de Henares, Spain.