Christopher Cozier (b.1959, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) is an artist, writer and curator living and working in Trinidad. The artist is recipient of a Prince Claus Award for 2013. His work has been featured internationally at The Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Art and Design NY, Havana Biennial, Biennial de Cuenca, Ecuador, Trienal Poli/Gráca de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, TATE Liverpool, among others. His Entaglements series was recently shown at the Eli & Edythe Broad Museum at MSU and also at TEOR/ética, San Jose in 2015. He was a member of the editorial collective of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and an editorial adviser to BOMB Magazine for their Americas issues. He is co-director of Alice Yard, a 10-year old arts space in Port-of-Spain which organizes exhibitions, artists’ residences, cultural dialogue and exchanges.
Cozier 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. Cozier will also discuss how the established idea of the Caribbean— as a viable ction, as a site of exchange, an owned product or territory traded between various beneciaries, internal and external, persists. Caribbean artists have made the production of these “in-between territories” the underlying logic of “being here," wherever that may be.
This lecture is presented by Project Row Houses, ICAA at the MFAH, and labotonica in conjunction with Round 44 | "Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators."