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This year, the art world embraces surrealism and womxn artists. With the opening of the Venice biennale at the end of April, this year’s edition has birthed shaping moments for women of colour and the Caribbean Diaspora in the art scene. This month, explore exhibitions celebrating Hatian heritage, apply to exciting fellowships and don’t miss out on intimate artists talks. Stay up to date with the latest events in the Caribbean through our art events’ agenda: www.caribeart.fr

Alberta Whittle at Scottish Pavillion (biennale)

April 20 – November 2022 ▪︎ presented by Biennale de Venezia in Italy.

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to welcome Alberta Whittle, Barbadian-Scottish to present her new body of work deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory at Biennale Arte 2022. At a time in history when it is not enough for the world to merely acknowledge global injustice, this remarkable exhibition invites us to unravel contested and difficult histories and creates an open space for conversation, hope, healing, and reconciliation.

HILOS/THREADS (exhibition)

May 2 – June 29, 2022 ▪︎ presented by Museo de Las Americas  in U.S.

In Latin America, textiles have been used to reflect individual identity and social status, as well as the ancestral beliefs held by various communities since the 2nd millennium BCE. Although some textile traditions have been forgotten or changed through colonization, many of the techniques have been in continuous use, and the textiles continue to perform a utilitarian and ceremonial function. Through unparalleled artistry, the peoples of Latin America have woven their story into their garments using material, color and motif.

Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay (exhibition)

May 6, 2022 – Jun 19, 2022▪︎ presented by ICAVCU in the U.S.

Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay is an exhibition featuring the work of Sila Chanto (Costa Rica, 1969-2015) and Belkis Ramírez (Dominican Republic, 1957-2019). Chanto, beginning in the 1990s, and Ramírez, beginning in the 1980s, radically transformed the language of printmaking. By introducing experimental techniques, both women advanced new ways of discussing the body, power relations, architecture, patriarchal violence, and environmental issues in deeply conservative and racist societies. This show is the first international revision of both artists’ works after their passing in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

This exhibition proposes a conversation between these two prominent artists from Central America and the Caribbean, stressing their remarkable intervention into misogynistic systems and male-dominant narratives. Their prolific bodies of work include drawings, installations, paintings, videos, and innovative prints using paper, fabric, and wood. The exhibition highlights their exploration of figure and form as well as pattern and texture.

Pascale Monnin and Nadia Huggins (panel discussion)

May 26 2022 ▪︎ presented by Le Centre d’art in Haiti.

Le Centre d’Art invites you to listen to a virtual chat as part of their Caribbean women artists series – with Haitian painter and sculptor Pascale Monnin in conversation with Trinidadian photographer Nadia Huggins, on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 4:00pm.

Artist talk with Lethe (artist meet and greet)

May 28 2022 ▪︎ presented by Arnim’s Art Galleria Trinidad and Tobago.

Tobago Artist: LETHE

Arnim’s Art Galleria, Port of Spain presents ‘Mind Fullness’ by LETHE.

ARTIST TALK : Saturday 28th May 2022 | 10am -1pm

Exhibition runs until 28th May 2022 | 2pm
GALLERY HOURS: Weekdays: 9am – 6pm | Saturdays: 9am – 4pm | Closing Day : 10am – 2pm

LOCATION: #27 Tragerete Road, POS.

RSVP us at (868) 714-4550 if you are attending the artist talk.

Tilting Axis 2023 (fellowship)

Deadline May 28th 2022 ▪︎ presented by Tilting Axis online.

Het Nieuwe Instituut and Tilting Axis are launching the third iteration of the Fellowship program for mid-career or established applicants based in the Caribbean. The initiative aims to foster and stimulate mutual exchange between the Caribbean region and the Dutch cultural field. Together with the leading partners – Het Nieuwe Instituut and Tilting Axis – other cultural institutions including Amsterdam Museum, De Appel, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and Kunstinstituut Melly will collaborate with the selected applicant during the Fellowship.

The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race (exhibition)

May – June2022 ▪︎ presented by CCCADI in U.S.

The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race focuses on identity and resistance through the creative practices of five artists living and working in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. The exhibition reveals the experiences and strategies of survival of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Gertrudis Rivalta, and Juana Valdés within the matrix of Latinx Art. Through their work, these artists challenge the concept of Latinidad and its relationship to Blackness in the modern/colonial project. Unsettling the totalizing definitions of Cuban, Latin American, and Latinx Art, The Abyss of the Ocean presents key photographic series produced since the 1990s. These photographs lay bare the nuance of the artists’ multiple Diasporic identities while confronting racist and colonialist stereotypes of women’s bodies. 

Noula (exhibition)

May 7 – 28 , 2022 ▪︎ presented by Art x Ayiti in U.S

NOULA is an exhibition that challenges the idea of the Haitian experience and existence. This exhibition brings together contemporary Haitian artists from different parts of the world who disrupt and confront the negative notion about Haitian culture, societal standards, and the perceptions of self-identity in relation to imposed narratives.

“no man is an island” (exhibition)

May 27 – June 11 , 2022 ▪︎ presented by Softbox Art Gallery in Trinidad and Tobago

No Man is an Island is an exhibition of recent works by multi-disciplinary Artist Bianca Peake (Trinidad & Tobago). “The exhibition is part of a continued investigation of the way in which we attempt to reconcile the body and the physical spaces it moves through, and the internal view of the self.” B. Peake

I M(O)THER (exhibition)

May 22 – October 2, 2022▪︎ presented by DVCAI online

I M(O)THER by DVCAI Artist Katrina Coombs. Co-organized by Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator and Sarasota Art Museum, this exhibition includes 12 fiber artworks – from large-scale installations to intimate sculptures. These works display the range of techniques Coombs uses in her practice, including the personal and laborious technique of finger-knitting with various fiber materials, and the inclusion of organic elements, which speak to Coombs’ interest in identity and ancestry.

𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 / 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨 (exhibition)

May 19 2022▪︎ presented by Atelier 89 in Aruba.

EXPO – OPENING – NIGHT/ 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 / 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨 / 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼

𝘛𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘺 19𝘵𝘩, 2022 – 8:00PM
📍Ateliers’89 Punto Di Beyas Arte Aruba

Colonial Swag II (panel discussion)

May 31st 2022▪︎ presented by Tern Gallery in The Bahamas.

TERN is proud to present a series of panel discussions on Queer Visibility, Coloniality, and April Bey’s Artwork and Practice in collaboration with the Department of English Studies and the Department of Visual Art and Design of the University of The Bahamas. The second discussion will take place in the gallery on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, with Diandra Ambrister, Matthew Rahming, Ide Thompson and Natino Thompson.

Cuidado Duradero

May 27th 2022▪︎ presented by Teoretica in Costa Rica.

TEOR/éTica and POSITIVXS are happy to collaborate with VISUAL AIDS for Day With(out) Art this May 27, 2022 at 6pm at LADO V TEOR/éTica presenting “ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting community care strategies during the current HIV epidemic.

DVCAI Artists: Jenny Perez (artist in residence)

May 21st 2022▪︎ presented by DVCAI in the U.S.

DVCAI Studio 164 Artists in Residence for Artists Open on May 21, 2022. Visit Asser Saint Val, Jenny Perez, and Rosa Naday Garmendia between 11am and 6pm as part of Fountainhead Art’s Artists Open, a Miami Dade County-wide open studios event welcoming the public into over 300 artists studios. DVCAI Studio 164 is located in Little Haiti at 164 NE 56 Street, Miami, FL 33137. You can learn more about our artists and programs by visiting our website at dvcai.org.

Blank Canvas (panel discussion)

May 25th 2022▪︎ presented by National Art Gallery in the Bahamas.

Blank Canvas, the show on which we discuss visual culture and creative community, your host Diana Sands interviews Zearier Wilkinson and Amard Rolle of the NAGB. The team shares information about upcoming educational programming and Mixed Media Summer Camp registration. Additionally, Bahamian creative Tierra Ndlovu stops by to share details on her artistic experiences and opportunities.

Tune in to the NAGB’s Blank Canvas show which airs each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on Guardian Talk Radio 96.9FM

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