March 10-24, 2021
The 11th Edition of CaFA Fair Barbados was held virtually on the new digital platform Caribbean.Global from March 10 – April 30, 2021. Patrons had complete online access to artwork in a range of media from over 50 artists representing the Caribbean and the African Diaspora. Beyond the exciting artwork and video contributions, there was a captivating series of virtual panels and presentations.
The special exhibit “Non-Traditional” featuring seven (7) emerging Barbadian artists was held simultaneously with the virtual platform at ArtSplash Gallery, Hastings, Barbados from March 10-24, 2021, curated by Zoe Osborne of Mahogany Culture. Due to prevailing COVID protocols and restrictions the 2nd Bridgetown International Arts Festival was cancelled. You can be sure that the organizers and artistes are looking forward to returning to the stage in 2022.
If you missed them in March here are links to the virtual presentations below:
Non-Traditional 1 – A discussion with curator Zoe Osborne, and participating artists; Akilah Watts, Alex Gibson, Brandon Best, and John Alleyne -
now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuYXWxlb8Io
Non-Traditional 2 – A discussion with curator Zoe Osborne, and participating artists; Housing Area and Sydney McConney -
now available at https://youtu.be/xORHBEgUTFc
Art in a Post Digital COVID World – Alexis Alleyne-Caputo – Interdisciplinary artist/anthropologist, David Emmanuel Noel – Interdisciplinary artist/curator with visual artists Diogenes Ballester, Patricia Brintle and Shadi Burton -
We want to thank the artists, presenters, participants, staff, and volunteers who continue to make this entire event possible. A special thank you to our sponsors, supporters, patrons, and everyone who has attended CaFA Fair Barbados over the years. We look forward to welcoming you in person in 2022. Stay safe and well.
See images from 2020
Collaborations, on show at Red Carpet Gallery, Brooklyn NY until December 31, 2020, features the art of Carla Armour and Earl D. Etienne (Dominica); Nicolle Blackwood, Bernard S. Hoyes and E. Parris Jaru (Jamaica); Vazquez Diaz (Cuba); Eric Girault, Elizabeth Martineau and Bernard Serjourne (Haiti); Ras Ilix Heartman and Clifford Hobbs (Barbados); Glen Martin and Robert Reid (Trinidad & Tobago)
Social Reckoning, an exhibition featuring the art of Carla Armour, Diogenes Ballester, Tanda Francis, Michael Kelly Williams, Ademola Olugebefola, and TAFA, is on view from December 15, 2020 through January 2021, at the Abrazo Interno Gallery, The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, New York, NY. Curated by Anderson M. Pilgrim and Alexis Mendoza, “Social Reckoning” taps into multiple ways in which the Civil Rights Movement transforms the history and cultural heritage of the civilizations of the Americas and the world.
Curated by Anderson M. Pilgrim, Shane Eastmond and Oneka Small, this exhibition explores the multiple interpretations and meanings of “Emancipation”, reflections on contemporary Barbadian, and by extension, Caribbean post-colonial society.
Caribbean and Diaspora artists are featured at Prizm Virtual Art Fair in Miami, December 2020. Visit www.prizmartfair.com for details and updates.
Stay tuned to this space for more upcoming events and art news.