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Caribbean Art Initiative is pleased to announce further information on the inaugural exhibition co-produced with Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger. The exhibition one month after being known in that island features eight confirmed artists from across the Caribbean and is curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel and Pablo Guardiola. Read the press release here: ENG | ESP | FR

Caribbean Art Initiative is pleased to announce the collaboration with Casa de Campo. Casa de Campo will support an artist residency in Chavón, Dominican Republic, which will take place in March 2020. Otto Berchem has been selected as the inaugural artist in residence. Read the press release here.

Caribbean Art Intitative is pleased to announce the collaboration with Rubis Mécénat. Rubis Mécénat will enable a Caribbean artist to embark on a residency in Johannesburg, South Africa later this year. Read the press release here.

The open call for application for the first residency at Bag Factory can be found here. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2020. For further information, please visit our residency page.

If you have yet to read/see our new interview series ‘inner views’, be sure to visit our instagram feed.  Having answered five questions, the answers of our first interviewees Yina Jiménez Suriel and Pablo Guardiola are shown as images and short videos. #innerviews

I’ve seen your face before collaborates with Christopher Cozier, Alice Yard, and #ayardexchange in a programme of screenings of selected videos and films from the 10th Berlin Biennale (BB10), We don’t need another hero. With funding from Caribbean Art Initiative. Read the press release here.

We are delighted to announce the curators selected for the inaugural exhibition in Basel next Summer. Huge congratulations to Yina Jiménez Suriel and Pablo Guardiola! Their collaborative and thematic group exhibition is hosted by the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger (KBHG) and is due to open on June 4, 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. Read the full press release here.

In collaboration with the Kultur-Stiftung, Basel H. Geiger, we are thrilled to announce an Open Call for a Curator, ahead of an exhibition in early summer 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. Caribbean Art Initiative will select the curator, who will work on the exhibition’s elaboration toward the event next year. Download application guideline here.

Shanice Smith 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 Residency Unlimited on September 25 at 6:30 pm and is free to the public.

We are pleased to name both the 2019 and 2020 artists confirmed for Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn). Shanice Smith (b. 1991, Trinidad) will embark on the upcoming 2019 residency, followed by Reginald “Redji” Sénatus (b. 1994, Haiti) in 2020.

We are pleased to announce Alana Iturrlade Leon (b. 1988, Chicago, raised in Puerto Rico) has been selected as the first CAI resident artist at Gasworks London.

We are launching a new section of our newsletter, highlighting artistic voices in the Caribbean. Entitled “Hot Links” with Brian Fee

Caribbean Art Salon No 1. The Caribbean in Venice: Connecting South May 8, from 11 to 16h, coinciding with the opening of the 58th Venice Biennale. Curated by Giscard Bouchotte and entitled “The Caribbean in Venice: Connecting South”, focusing on the Caribbean representation within this meeting point of historically Western European arts.

We are committed to raising awareness of the deep cultural significance and potential of the Caribbean. Simultaneously, we recognize the urgent need to assist artists and organizations throughout the region in their efforts to attain visibility and critical recognition in the international art world. Going forward, we will continue our work on behalf of Caribbean artists and institutions, organizing inbound and outbound residencies and connecting Caribbean and international artistic networks with each other. More here.

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