Dominican and New Yorker artist Eduardo Velázquez (b.1986, Eduardo Shlomo Boleyn Velázquez; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a painter and performance artist whose work deconstructs established identities and gender roles through the medium of paint, photography, body and video. He utilizes painting and performance as tools to investigate how desire becomes manifest in one’s body, identity, and personal postcolonial history. Influenced by the tradition of camp imagery, Velázquez uses intentional homoeroticism to present an intimate portrait of gender performance. He contributes to different queer activist movements in New York City, and has spoken at Jacob Riis Foundation, El Museo del Barrio and China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.