Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, 08/02/21 - 08/02/21

Artist Talk: Shanice Smith: The Tropics Bite Back

Shanice Smith (b. 1991, Trinidad) is among the inaugural artists embarking on residencies supported by the Caribbean Art Initiative. As the first artist selected for Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn), and as part of her autumn residency in New York, Shanice will hold a discussion around food as a form of therapy, with a focus on Caribbean women of color. This talk event, co-moderated by curator and professor Livia Alexander and Intelligent Mischief creative collective member Aisha Shillingford, will take place at RU on September 25 at 6:30 pm and is free to the public. 

The title of Shanice’s talk, “The Tropics Bite Back,” is after Valerie Loichot’s book of the same name. At this occasion, Shanice with invite the audience to taste several dishes from her country of Trinidad & Tobago, which she will prepare while engaging the public to discuss issues affecting women within their societal circles. As a current RU resident artist, Shanice’s work explores gender-based issues, utilizing “deceptively soft and light pieces” to deconstruct violence faced by women and children, with a focus on the objectification and commodification of women’s bodies, and the role of the media in this process.

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