The regional residency Caribbean Linked IV will be taking place at Ateliers ’89 in Oranjestad, Aruba from August 1 through 23, 2016. Thanks to generous support from our core sponsors Mondriaan Fund and Stichting DOEN, a number of local sponsors in Aruba and collaborations with Alice Yard, The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI), The Charitable Arts Foundation of the Bahamas and The Bermuda Arts Council, creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work and mount an exhibition during this three week period.
This annual residency will again allow the participants to be exposed to the practices of other emerging Caribbean artists, providing an opportunity to strengthen regional connections and cultural understanding.
Artists this year include Frances Gallardo (Puerto Rico), Travis Geertruida (Curacao), Charlie Godet Thomas (Bermuda, supported by The Bermuda Arts Council), Nowé Harris-Smith (The Bahamas, supported by The Charitable Art Foundation of the Bahamas), Dominique Hunter (Guyana), Tessa Mars (Haïti), Oneika Russell (Jamaica), Shanice Smith (Trinidad, supported by Alice Yard), Simon Tatum (The Cayman Islands, supported by the NGCI), Laura de Vogel (Aruba) and and visiting master artist Humberto Diaz (Cuba).
The writer in residence will be David Knight Jr. (US Virgin Islands), co-founder of Moko Magazine. Visiting artists who will be lending support to Ateliers ’89 during the residency will be Robin de Vogel (Aruba) and Katherine Kennedy (Barbados). This year’s specially invited curators will be María Elena Ortiz, assistant curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Pablo León de la Barra, curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the Latin American phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.