Caribbean Linked IV selects Bahamian Artist Nowé Harris-Smith

The directors and facilitators of Caribbean Linked, Elvis Lopez, Annalee Davis and Holly Bynoe are pleased to announce that 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 the Mondriaan Fund, Stichting DOEN and the Prince Claus Fund, eleven 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), Nowé Harris-Smith (The Bahamas), Dominique Hunter (Guyana),  Tessa Mars (Haïti), Oneika Russell (Jamaica), Simon Tatum (The Cayman Islands),  (Aruba), Charlie Godet Thomas (Bermuda) 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, associate curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), and Pablo Leon de la Barra, curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the Latin American phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative!

The NAGB would like to congratulate Nowé Harris-Smith on her placement at this year’s Caribbean Linked IV residency.

Nowé Harris-Smith selected as participant for this year’s Caribbean Linked IV.

Caribbean Linked is an initiative by ARC Magazine, The Fresh Milk Art Platform and Ateliers ’89.