'' Public Lecture by Christopher Cozier - National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
19 May

Public Lecture by Christopher Cozier

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Actions Between Territories  

Friday, 19 May 2017, 6:00 PM at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

About the Lecture

Cozier’s lecture, titled Actions Between Territories, will discuss the potential free/play spaces that Caribbean artists are constantly imagining, constructing, and navigating, including in his own creative practice and at Alice Yard. He will also discuss how the established idea of the Caribbean persists—as a viable fiction, as a site of exchange, an owned product or territory traded between various beneficiaries, internal and external.

About the artist

Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. He also co-curated the Caribbean exhibitions Paramaribo Span (2010) and its related blog and publication; and “Wrestling with the Image” (2011). The artist was a SITE Santa Fe –SITE lines, Satellite Curatorial Advisor for 2014.

Since 1989 Cozier has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals.  He was part of the editorial collective of Small Axe, A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1998-2010); an editorial adviser to BOMB magazine for their Americas issues (Winter, 2003, 2004 & 2005); a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) (2006-2010) and was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College during the Fall of 2007.  His work is the subject of documentary produced by Canadian video artist and writer, Richard Fung entitled Uncomfortable: the Art of Christopher Cozier ( 2006).

Works by the artist can be seen at David Krut Projects NY and at Francoise Heitsch Galleries in Munich. Recent projects include Gas Men, developed during a residency at The Kaplan Institute in 2014, which was screened by Monique Meloche Gallery, the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum and at TEOR/éTica in Costa Rica; a 2015 Cannonball Residency in Miami; and a 2016 Rauschenberg Foundation residency.

Cozier is a co-founders and co-directors of Alice Yard residency space.

To RSVP email info@nationalgallery.org.ky.

Photo Credit: Mark Lyndersay.

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