Kiki Bencosme is a Dominican-American interdisciplinary artist from Jamaica, Queens. Her work poses questions to prompt social progress. Emerging from generational poverty, she creates socio-political sculptures, installations, and illustrations that arise from her own experiences and confront issues like housing insecurity, gender-based oppression, and racism. Bencosme’s practice is community-based, involving socially engaged public art and often brings personal objects or stories into the work. She is the recipient of numerous grants and received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts.