Moko Jumbie Workshop – Stick Ting In D’ Alley

Caribbean Linked V participant Kriston Chen hosts ‘Stick Ting In D’ Alley‘ with Stichting Rancho & Centro Di Actividad Rancho!

From Sunday 19th to Wednesday 22nd August, stop by at anytime between 4 to 7pm at Centro Di Actividad Rancho to learn how to stilt-walk and dance. Kriston Chen from Trinidad and Tobago invites individuals (all ages) and families to visit and learn more about the Moko Jumbie, a popular Carnival character that originates from West Africa. Bring sneakers and water.

For more information, contact is call +297-5628352

Call for Submissions: Toofprints – Aruba Edition

Caribbean Linked V participant Kriston Chen shares an open call for works by Caribbean artists/designers to be part of the public exhibition at the end of the residency! See below to find out how to get involved with Caribbean Linked:

News Update: Toofprints (Aruba Edition) Call for Submissions!

I am excited to announce that from August 6-28, 2018, I’ll be temporarily relocating the #toofprints projects to [insert tassa drum roll] Oranjestad, Aruba. I’ve been selected to participate in the 2018 iteration of Caribbean Linked.

For the next couple weeks, I’ll be permitted access to install #toofprints on Caya Grandi / Main Street in the capital city of Oranjestad, Aruba. To learn more about the history of this area, see herefor a PDF.

I welcome anyone and everyone (Dutch, French, Spanish and English speaking) — my type heads — to submit a #toofprints poster for this very special occasion. Same idea, different dimensions. From Ficciones Typografika to Oripeau come hither, let’s write another chapter to this beautiful poster project.

The poster size I’d like to use is a standard A0 size (84.1cm x 118.9cm OR about 33 1/8” x 46 3/4”). You’re welcome to use either a vertical or horizontal orientation for the poster. All languages welcomed. Same black and white like previous #toofprints posters. If you need any assistance, I’ll be happy to help format.’

Email me submissions or questions at The deadline for submitting is August 20, 2018.

I look forward to collaborating with you. Feel free to share this post.

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 FondsMondriaan Fonds, The Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), UNOCA 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 Sunday, August 26th.

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 or visit the Caribbean Linked website at, and follow the Caribbean Linked Facebook page for regular updates on the residency!