This year, the Caribbean Linked V regional artist residency will take place at Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba, from August 6 through 28, 2018. The official opening event will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 8:00pm to midnight. Participating artists, writers and curators this year hail from Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Costa Rica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Caribbean Linked is an annual residency and exhibition programme spanning French, Spanish, Dutch and English Caribbean islands. See the press release below:
Ateliers ’89, Oranjestad, Aruba in collaboration with The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados and ARC Magazine, is pleased to announce that the regional artist residency Caribbean Linked V will be taking place at Ateliers ‘89 from August 6th through 28th, 2018. The official opening event will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from 8pm – 12am.
Thanks to generous support from this year’s core sponsors BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, The Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), UNOCA and Aruba Bank, as well as number of local sponsors in Aruba, creatives from around the French, Spanish, English and Dutch Caribbean will convene to produce work, meet cultural activists in the Aruban art community, participate in public talks, blog about their experience and present a closing showcase of works during this three week period. The final event will be held on Sunday, August 26th.
Caribbean Linked is a space for building awareness across disparate creative communities of the Caribbean. It has created viable opportunities for young artists, writers, critics and creative activists from over twenty countries to foster new relationships with a larger community, contributing to the holistic development of the creative industries. In addition, it provides the opportunity to link with industry professionals who facilitate access to wider global conversations for the region’s practitioners, while allowing the artists to create work, exchange ideas and broaden cross-cultural understanding.
Artists this year include Irvin Aguilar (Mexico/Aruba), Franz Caba (Dominican Republic), Kriston Chen (Trinidad and Tobago), Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao), Gwladys Gambie (Martinique), Adam Patterson (Barbados), Velvet Zoe Ramos (Aruba), Averia Wright (The Bahamas) and Raily Stiven Yance (Venezuela).
The writer in residence will be art historian and independent curator Marina Reyes Franco (Puerto Rico). Visiting artists who will be lending support to Ateliers ’89 during the residency will be Laura de Vogel (Aruba) and Katherine Kennedy (Barbados). This year’s specially invited curators will be Alex Martínez Suárez, independent curator and general coordinator and museographer at the Museo Fernando Peña Defilló, a private museum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Miguel A. Lopez, co-director and chief curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica.
For more information, call Ateliers ’89 at (+297) 565 4613, email email@example.com or visit the Caribbean Linked website at caribbeanlinked.com, and follow the Caribbean Linked Facebook page for regular updates on the residency.