blog // news
Update - New Work
01 May 2018
I have been making some work I’m really excited about in the past few months. just want to share a few images with you all. Some of these works are still on development.
TVE in Australia
11 Apr 2018
Transoceanic Visual Exchange in Australia
My video work “Espacios Imaginarios” got selected to be shown in and Iteration of TVE in Australia.
Here are some images of the space.
Heterotopias in Scotland
02 Jan 2018
Based on Other Spaces by Foucault and his concept of Heterotopias. “the heterotopia is capable of juxtaposing in a single real place several spaces, several sites that are in themselves incompatible” Foucault references gardens as being an example of Heterotopias as they try to condense multiple real spaces into one…
Transoceanic Visual Exchange
04 Oct 2017
“Incertidumbre y Fracaso” got selected to screen in the video experimental exhibition in Barbados and Melbourne. Joanna will be shipping one of the prints to Barbados for the exhibition.
Also my video “Espacios Imaginarios” got selected.
26 Sep 2017
I got shortlisted for a scholarship! … let’s see what happens from now until next year.
Thank You Trinidad and Tobago.
Film Festival Guide
11 Sep 2017
No words needed
02 Sep 2017
I keep working with palm oil and glitter. These are a few experimental drawings I plan to keep working on when I get back to Trinidad… have also ran out of palm oil.
20 Aug 2017
I have constantly thought about the idea of home; It is reoccurring layer in my works. During my time in Germany I had time to reflect on the things that we do to cope with our existence in new places or even in the place that gave birth to us…
New work / Experiments in Germany
02 Aug 2017
For the past few days I have began experimenting with palm oil and glitter. This is a step forward from my initial text drawings with palm oil earlier this year. My initial interest with palm oil came from my research of black slaves in the Americas. What were the things…
Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
20 Jul 2017
I’m on my way to Germany and I got an email saying that my video collab along with Joanna Helfer got selected for the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Good stuff.
15 Jul 2017
Along we all my SYoS we were working on a body of work which probably will never get shown.
I leave you guys here with a sample of a picture of us in beach wearing balaclavas.
Print for “Incertidumbre y Fracaso”
25 Jun 2017
Artist Joanna Helfer has began to work on a collaborative print that goes along with our “incertidumbre y fracaso” video work in the Dundee Print Collective Space. It is a 5 limited edition print.
Here I leave you guys with a preview of the print.
WIP: Incertidumbre y Fracaso
12 May 2017
Been working on a video in collaboration with Joanna Helfer. Here i leave you guys with an Image.
Scotland: Lights Out
02 May 2017
Along with Artist Joanna Helfer, I worked on a sound piece that was part of Lights Outs in Scotland in early May. Here is the sound piece we worked on.
RAIN / LA ESPERA
17 Mar 2017
Earlier this year Scottish Artist Joanna Helfer came to Alice Yard to take part on a two month residency. During her two months in Trinidad she described her walking practice and asked me to take her to two place that I found important or that I considered relevant to any…
20 Feb 2017
I have been working in these text drawings with palm oil. I am researching part of the Venezuelan black history while looking at the history of Venezuela. Is interesting that the only way to find any sort of literature of the Venezuelan black slaves is while looking at the whole…
Walking while black
15 Nov 2016
August 12, 2016
Cabo Rojo // Puerto Rico.
In August 2016, I was part of the Itinerant Seminar in Puerto Rico organized by Beta-Local. Our aim was to walk from Aguadilla to Cabo Rojo. We were a core group of 13 people from different parts of the world.…
Las Antillas para los Antillanos
02 Oct 2016
Thanks to Monica Rodriguez and Sofia Gallisa Muriente I was able to be part of “Open Air Prisons at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)”
Taking Ramón Emeterio Betances’ 19th century phrase “The Antilles for the Antilleans” as a starting point, the Rodriguez has invited a group of artists, historians, writers,…
A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting
12 Sep 2016
I submitted a few pieces to the archive of “A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting”. Along with Alicia Milne we collected some Items from the Southern coast of Trinidad.
Check the archive here : “A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting”
Beta-Local Itinerant Seminar // Puerto rico
11 Sep 2016
I was part of the Beta Local itinerant seminar organised by Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz, Anahita Hekmat and Michelle Nono. I met some wonderful people. Walked the entire western coast of Puerto Rico and found glitter in my heart.
2 Isles at Y Art Gallery
21 Jul 2016
I am glad to announce that I will be part of a group show called ” 2 Isles” at Y art Gallery along with artists Alex Kelly (Trinidad and Tobago), Versia Harris and Simone Asia (Barbados). Curated by Gyerlini Clarke.
(S)HOW at Medulla art Gallery
20 May 2015
I will be part of an exhibition called (S)HOW at Medulla Art Gallery. I will be showing next to Jamie Lee Loy, Nikolai Noel, Alicia Milne, and Tamara Tam-Cruikshank. Curated by Alicia Milne. 17th of June 2015.
SYoS open crit
22 Jan 2015
I am going to be part of the first SYoS open crit along with my friend and artist Nikolai Noel. The event will take place in Alice Yard. 7th February at 3 pm.
I will be showing a couple of pieces : audio ” Decirle negro es con cariño” and…
07 Aug 2014
Along with my SYoS colleagues we decided to do “200 drawings”. The event will take place in Granderson Lab
On Saturday 30th August 2014, artists Luis Vasquez La Roche, Alicia Milne and Nikolai Noel will participate in a drawing performance in which each artist images the other artists 100 times.…
Transforming Spaces: Water 2014
02 Apr 2014
Some of my work got selected for Transforming Spaces exhibition in the Bahamas.
Image by John Cox