Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba, is pleased to invite you to the exciting events surrounding the regional residency Caribbean Linked IV, which is taking place August 1 through 23, 2016. This innovative programme sees twelve creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean convening to produce new work and mount an exhibition, which will open at Ateliers ’89 on Sunday, August 21, 2016 with a free public reception starting at 7pm.
This annual residency will again allow the participants to be exposed to the practices of other emerging Caribbean artists and engage with acclaimed international curators, providing an opportunity to strengthen regional and professional connections while fostering broader cultural understanding. Also facilitating this exchange are the nightly BLACK BOX artist talks taking place at Ateliers ’89 from August 4 – 12, 15 and 18 at 7pm, where the artists will be expanding on their practices. These talks are free and open to the public, and are also being streamed live on the Caribbean.tv Facebook page.
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 Arts 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 National Gallery of the Cayman Islands), Laura de Vogel (Aruba) and visiting master artist Humberto Diaz (Cuba). This year’s writer-in-residence is David Knight Jr. (US Virgin Islands), co-founder of Moko Magazine.
Puerto Rican artist Frances Gallardo
Visiting artists who are lending support to Ateliers ’89 during the residency are Robin de Vogel (Aruba) and Katherine Kennedy (Barbados). Specially invited curators include María Elena Ortiz, associate 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.
Caribbean Linked is an initiative by Ateliers '89, ARC Magazine and The Fresh Milk Art Platform, generously supported by our core sponsors Mondriaan Fund and Stichting DOEN as well as a number of local sponsors in Aruba.