Bio

I am a writer and independent curator, living in and working from Kingston Jamaica.

 

I have written art and cultural criticism for regional and international publications like TerremotoARC MagazineCaribbean Beat, The Caribbean Review of Books, The Miami Rail, and Flash Art, as well as for local publications, such as the Institute of Jamaica’s Jamaica Journal.

 

After completing my tenure as Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) in 2013, I curated exhibitions at galleries in the Bahamas (Hillside House), Washington DC (Transformer), and in Kingston (Myers, Fletcher & Gordon Attorneys-at-Law). I also supported the New Media exhibition at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival (Sept 2014), and was a part of the NGJ’s 2014 Jamaica Biennial team, where I oversaw the Devon House installation (Dec, 2014). Most recently, I was Assistant Curator on John Dunkley: Neither Day Nor Night at the Perez Art Museum in Miami (May 26, 2017- Jan 14, 2018), an exhibition of the work of a self-taught Jamaican painter active in the 1930s and 40s. 

 

In August 2016 I was awarded the inaugural Tilting Axis Fellowship. As part of my research I travelled to Scotland, Grenada, Barbados and Suriname to look at various forms of alternative curatorial practice. 

 

Since then, I have been invited to write on the work of Surinamese artist Marcel Pinas for Small Axe's "Visual Life of Social Affliction" project. I am also host of NLS's IN podcast series, and the (acting) Editor of Caribbean Quarterly, the University of the West Indies' flagship peer-reviewed journal.

 

Finally, I have worked on a number of business and professional writing projects. These include editing a manuscript for a history of the Appleton Estate, commissioned by J. Wray & Nephew Limited, and research consultant and writer on an Institute of Jamaica publication looking at Jamaica’s National Collection.

 

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