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Nic(o) Brierre Aziz: Haiti Across the Water

01 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

1 June – 31 August 2024

Exhibition Opening: 1 June, 2024  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Artist Conversation with Marlene Daut, Professor of French & African Diaspora Studies, Yale University 1 June, 2024 7:00pm

Nic(o) Brierre Aziz is a Haitian-New Orleanian interdisciplinary artist and curator born and raised in New Orleans, LA. His current practice is deeply community focused and rooted around the utilization of under discussed personal and collective histories to reimagine the future. His work is also very centered around the Caribbean Diaspora and he is interested in Blackness as an experience, construct and capitalist tool.

The exhibition features works produced in the last five years that critically consider such things as history, migration, white supremacy and the lives of Black males. About his practice Aziz asserts that he “seeks to create work from the dark matter that uplifts and heals, while exposing truths that enable us all to tread down a more collectively harmonious path of liberation.”

Aziz is the recipient of several artist residencies and fellowships and most recently, was selected as a 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellow and a 2021 Joan Mitchell Center Artis-in-Residence.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of a private collection and the JSAAHC Annual Fund.

 

  • Date: 01 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
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