Join curators Leah Gordon and Edouard Duval-Carrié and select exhibition artists for a walkthrough of PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince, a large-scale exhibition which highlights the Haitian capital’s many diverse centers of cultural production. The artists and curators will take visitors through the sculptures on view in the Main Hall and second floor gallery and discuss the historical, religious, and cultural legacies which inspired their creation.
Edouard Duval-Carrié is an artist and curator who was born in Haiti and raised in several countries, including Puerto Rico and Canada. He was educated at McGill University, Loyola University, and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. While his work shows a cosmopolitan diversity, Haiti remains his major inspiration. Duval-Carrié’s widely exhibited work has been catalogued in six books and is featured in numerous permanent collections including the Perez Art Museum, the Frost Art Museum, the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, and the Musée National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie in Paris. His latest exhibition Decolonizing Refinement was presented at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and will continue to the Fondation Clément in Le Francois, Martinique and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He is the recipient of many awards, residencies, and public commissions such as the Florida Consortium and USArtist. He co-curated the exhibition Visionary Aponte, which was presented at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, the KJCC at New York University, and will be presented next at the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University. His work is currently on view at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery in an exhibition titled Relational Undercurrents.