E Arubiano shares the Caribbean Linked V Exhibition Announcement

On Friday, August 24th 2018, E Arubiano news shared video interviews with Caribbean Linked V artists Raily Stiven YanceAveria Wright, Adam Patterson and Irvin Aguilar, as well as organizers Katherine KennedyLaura de Vogel and Lupita Bernabela about this year’s regional artist residency and final exhibition, which opened on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 in Caya Grandi and Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad!

Click here to see the interview on E Arubiano’s website!

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Amigoe Newspaper shares an interview with Averia Wright

Melissa Stamper shares an interview with Bahamian artist Averia Wright in the Saturday, August 25th edition of Amigoe Newspaper! Averia is one of the participants in the Caribbean Linked V regional residency programme, which runs from August 6th – 28th, 2018 at Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba.

Click here to read the full interview!Amigoe is a Dutch-language daily newspaper whose audience is predominantly in Curaçao and Aruba. The newspaper is one of the most widely read dailies in Aruba. 

Bahamian Art & Culture Newsletter promotes Caribbean Linked V

Smith and Benjamin’s ‘BAHAMIAN ART and CULTURE’ Newsletter, Issue No. 350 published on Friday, June 29th, 2018 shares the announcement of Caribbean Linked V, highlighting the participation of Bahamian artist Averia Wright:

The regional artist residency Caribbean Linked V will be taking place at Ateliers ‘89 in Oranjestad, Aruba from August 6th through 28th, 2018. Creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work, meet cultural activists in the Aruban art community, participate in public talks, blog about their experience and present a closing showcase of works during this three week period. The final event will be held on Sunday, August 26th.

Artists this year include Bahamian MFA Grad in Sculpture Averia Wright as well as Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad and Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela).

Read the full newsletter here!

Announcing Caribbean Linked V: August 2018

Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba in collaboration with The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados and ARC Magazine is pleased to announce that the regional artist residency Caribbean Linked V will be taking place at Ateliers ‘89 from August 6th through 28th, 2018. The official opening event will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from 8pm – 12am.

Thanks to generous support from this year’s core sponsors BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Vertegenwoordiging van Nederland in Oranjestad (VNO), The Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA), UNOCA , SETAR, Garage Centraal and Aruba Bank, as well as number of local sponsors in Aruba, creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work, meet cultural activists in the Aruban art community, participate in public talks, blog about their experience and present a closing showcase of works during this three week period. The final event will be held on Saturday, August 25th.

Caribbean Linked is a space for building awareness across disparate creative communities of the Caribbean. It has created viable opportunities for young artists, writers, critics and creative activists from over twenty countries to foster new relationships with a larger community, contributing to the holistic development of the creative industries. In addition, it provides the opportunity to link with industry professionals who facilitate access to wider global conversations for the region’s practitioners, while allowing the artists to create work, exchange ideas and broaden cross-cultural understanding.

Artists this year include Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad and Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), Averia Wright (The Bahamas) and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela).

The writer in residence will be art historian and independent curator Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico). Visiting artists who will be lending support to Ateliers ’89 during the residency will be Laura de Vogel (Aruba) and Katherine Kennedy (Barbados). This year’s specially invited curators will be Alex Martínez Suárez, independent curator and general coordinator and museographer at the Museo Fernando Peña Defilló, a private museum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Miguel A. Lopez, co-director and chief curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica.

For more information, call Ateliers ’89 at (+297) 565 4613, email caribbeanlinked@gmail.com or visit the Caribbean Linked website at caribbeanlinked.com, and follow the Caribbean Linked Facebook page for regular updates on the residency!