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Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Director of EmergeNYC and Practice Lab
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IG: @mujerquepregunta
IG: @emergenyc_art

Marlène Ramírez-Cancio is a Puerto Rican cultural producer, artist, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Founding Director of EMERGENYC, an incubator and network for emerging artists-activists in New York City and beyond, focused on developing the voice and artistic expression of people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks. In 2021, she brought the incubator to BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, where she is currently part of the leadership staff as Director of EmergeNYC and Practice Lab. Through Mujer Que Pregunta, Marlène works as a Process Doula to help BIPOC artists, scholars, and cultural workers to shape their ideas and projects. As Aster(ix) journal’s inaugural Artist in Residence, she created Chancletazo for Your Soul, a tarotm ajor arcana deck inspired by Latinx icons, slated to be published in 2023. She is the co-founder of Fulana, a Latina satire collective whose videos have been shown internationally at film festivals, museums, and universities. Marlène serves on the Steering Committee of LxNY | Latinx Arts Consortium of New York, the Board of Directors of the National Performance Network, and the Board of Advisors of The Action Lab and the Center for Artistic Activism.