"Übersee: Cuba and The Bahamas: Contemporary Art from the Caribbean" features the work of 38 Bahamian and Cuban artists whose work continue to confront ideas around consumption, tourism, economies, utopia and complex identities connected to the landscape and bodies.
The Bahamas and Cuba share a common history of colonialism and slavery, and yet they are very different in tradition, form of government, ethnicity, language and religion. The exhibition speaks of complex identities from African, indigenous and European roots, as well as the ghosts of colonialism and life on an island.
Participating Artists include: Juan Carlos Alom, John Beadle, Alejandro Campins, Iván Capote, Yoan Capote, Ariamna Contino & Alex Hernández, Blue Curry, Susana Pilar Delahante, Felipe Dulzaides, Ricardo G. Elías, Adrián Fernández, Adonis Flores, Kendra Frorup, Tamika Galanis, Orestes Hernández, Arnold Kemp, Dominique Knowles, Los Carpinteros, Anina Major, Jace McKinney, Jeffrey Meris, Kareem Mortimer, Angelique V. Nixon, Marianela Orozco, Holly Parotti, Lynn Parotti, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Khia Poitier, Manuel Piña, Carlos Quintana, Antonius Roberts, Heino Schmid, Steven Schmid, Dave Smith, Giovanna Swaby, Tessa Whitehead, Natalie Willis
Co-Curators for the exhibtiion include, Holly Bynoe from The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and Vancouver-based, Cuban curator Antonio Eligio (Tonel). The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is also proud to support and announce that artists Lynn Parotti, Jeffrey Meris and Blue Curry will be on short term residencies at the Halle 14, Leipzig producing new works and installations for Übersee.