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Katherine Kennedy

Katherine Kennedy is an artist and writer. She graduated with a BA in Creative Arts (First Class Hons.) from Lancaster University, UK. She has won multiple awards for her artwork and writing in her home Barbados, and has exhibited locally, regionally and internationally. She currently works for the Fresh Milk Art Platform in Barbados as the Communications and Operations Manager, and has contributed to ARC Magazine of contemporary Caribbean art as a Writer, Editor and the Assistant to Director. Her visual practice is heavily tied to a sense of place, using interplay between organic and inorganic materials and imagery to interrogate the spectrum of belonging and displacement in different environments or cultural contexts.

 

Katherine has undertaken projects and residencies at the Insituto Buena Bista (IBB), Curaçao (2012); The Vermont Studio Center, USA (2013); Casa Tomada, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013); Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany on a fellowship awarded by ResArtis (2014); and Punch Creative Arena, Barbados (2019). In 2015, Katherine received an Honourable Mention in the inaugural Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing competition. She has co-managed two editions of the international digital exhibition Transoceanic Visual Exchange in 2015 and 2017, as well as the Caribbean Linked IV and V residency programmes and exhibitions which took place in 2016 and 2018 respectively at Ateliers '89 in Aruba. She made her debut as a solo-curator with the exhibition Social Geometry: Expanded Drawing Practices by Barbadian Artists at the Queen’s Park Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados in May 2019.

Arts CV


Education:

2008-2011       Lancaster University, England: BA Creative Arts (First Class Hons.)

                          Specialized in Fine Art and Creative Writing 

2001-2008       Harrison College, Barbados

Employment:

2016-Present   Acting Director, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados

2015-Present   Communications & Operations Manager, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados

2013-2018        Editor and Assistant to Director, ARC Magazine, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

2012-2015        Assistant to Director, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados

Artist Residencies (Participant):

2018                PunchIN 3, Punch Creative Arena, Barbados

2014                Three month residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2013                fresh casa, Casa Tomada, Brazil

2013                One month residency at The Vermont Studio Center, USA

2012                Creatives in Conversation, Instituto Buena Bista, Curaçao

2012                Five Days of Play, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados

Artist Residencies (Coordinator):

2012-2019      Coordination of artist residencies and community outreach programming for local, regional

                         and international artists at The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados

2018                Caribbean Linked V, Ateliers ’89, Aruba

2016                Caribbean Linked IV, Ateliers ’89, Aruba

           

Exhibitions (Artist):

2020                Re:Mediate, The Clemente Gallery, New York City, USA (upcoming)

2019                'The Big Reveal', PunchIN 3 residency showcase, Punch Creative Arena, Barbados

2018                Artistic Interventions, The Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Barbados

2016                Rum Retort, Tobacco Warehouse, Greenock, Scotland

2016                Las Antillas para los Antillanos, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, USA

2016                Caribbean Linked IV Exhibition, Ateliers ’89, Aruba

2016                Quaternary: Four Barbadian Female Artists, Gallery NuEdge, Barbados

2016                Digital, The National Gallery of Jamaica, Jamaica

2015                TVE - Transoceanic Visual Exchange, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados;

                         RM, New Zealand; Video Art Network Lagos, Nigeria

2012                Re-Coded: New World Narratives in 3-D, Queen’s Park Gallery, Barbados

2011                39Degrees, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

2011                39Degrees, Lancaster University’s BA Fine Art Degree show, Lancaster, UK         

Exhibitions (Head Curator):

2019                Social Geometry: Expanded Drawing Practices by Barbadian Artists, The Queen's Park Gallery, 

                         Bridgetown, Barbados 

Exhibitions (Co-curator):

2019                TVE - Transoceanic Visual Exchange, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados;

                         I: project space, Beijing, China; Australia; Alice Yard, Trinidad & Tobago (upcoming)

2018                Caribbean Linked V Exhibition, Ateliers ’89 and Caya Grandi, Aruba

2017                TVE - Transoceanic Visual Exchange, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados;

                         Footscray Community Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

2017                Resonance, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados

2016                Caribbean Linked IV Exhibition, Ateliers ’89, Aruba

2015                TVE - Transoceanic Visual Exchange, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados; RM, New Zealand;

                         Video Art Network Lagos, Nigeria

Conferences:​

2017                Tilting Axis: Curating the Caribbean at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; participant

2016                Tilting Axis: Caribbean Strategies at the Pérez Art Museum Miami; participant

2015                Tilting Axis: Within and Beyond the Caribbean – Shifting Models of Sustainability & Connectivity,

                         at Fresh Milk, Barbados; participant and co-organizer

Awards & Fellowships:​

2014                Honourable mention for the Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, Trinidad & Tobago

2014                Recipient of a Res Artis ResSupport Fellowship to Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2012                Recipient of a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, USA sponsored by the Reed Foundation

2008                Recipient of a Barbados Government Scholarship for tertiary education

2007                Recipient of the Irving Burgie Award for Excellence in the area of Literary and Creative Arts

2006                Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Literary Arts in the National Independence Festival

                         of Creative Arts (NIFCA)