Quinsy Gario is a visual and performance artist from the Dutch Caribbean. His most well-known work, Zwarte Piet Is Racisme (2011–2012), critiqued the general knowledge surrounding the racist Dutch figure and practice of Zwarte Piet (Black Pete), later bringing into the open the governmental institutional support that keeps the figure alive in the Netherlands. He has an academic background in gender studies and postcolonial studies and is a graduate of the Master Artistic Research program at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. In 2017 he received a Humanity in Action Detroit Fellowship. Gario is a board member of De Appel, Keti Koti Table, and The One Minutes, a member of the pan-African artist collective State of L3, and is a recurring participant of the Black Europe Body Politics biannual conference series.
Quinsy Gario's affiliation with DAI began in the academic year 2018 -2019 when he was the respondent to the Kitchen presentations November 2018 in Arnhem and the Kitchen support advisor in February and April in Epen.
In 2020 he will be acting as one of two 2019-2020 Kitchen support advisors, traveling with DAI to both Epen as well as PAF in St.Erme.