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Four Languages, One Art - Caribbean Linked IV Opens

Caribbean Linked IV - Regional arts exhibition opens

The Caribbean Linked exhibition resulting from the annual residency opens today in Oranjestad, Aruba. Hosted by Ateliers ’89, Caribbean Linked brings together artists from across the region with representatives from the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean. 

The exhibition will open tonight, August 21, 2016, at 7:00pm at Dominicanessenstraat 34 in Orangjestad and will feature performances by Alydia Wever, The Cheapest Wine and DJ Jemaima.

The residency allows the artists to engage with each other as well as acclaimed international curators such as Maria Elena Ortiz, associate curator at the Perez Art Museum Miami, and Pablo Leon de la Barra, curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for Latin America. Caribbean Linked IV also  featured a series of Black Box nightly talks during the residency period.

Caribbean Linked IV with artists from Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & US Virgin Islands

The 2016 roster of artists include Frances Gallardo (Puerto Rico), Travis Geertruida (Curacao), Charlie Godet Thomas (Bermuda)  Nowé Harris-Smith (The Bahamas)  Dominique Hunter (Guyana),  Tessa Mars (Haïti), Oneika Russell (Jamaica),  Russell, Shanice Smith (Trinidad), Simon Tatum (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. 

Caribbean Linked is an initiative of Ateliers ’89 along with the Fresh Milk Platform and ARC Magazine. Some of the artists attending the residency have been supported by various arts institutions in their home country including The Bermuda Arts Council, the Charitable Arts Foundation of the Bahamas, Alice Yard, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.