Hold the Door - Making space to collectively imagine Caribbean representation in mega exhibitions

27 Feb 2023

Faire Monde(s) in collaboration with ICF invited a group of distinguished artists and curators to talk about their recent participation in the 2022 Biennale de Venezia and documenta 15. Both events, which take place in Europe and have long histories of shaping international discourses on contemporary art, attempted in 2022 to rethink and reconfigure ‘traditional’ templates of exhibition making. The participating speakers will share their experiences of the Venice Biennale and documenta, and reflect on strategies or possibilities for Caribbean participation in these arenas.


Sonia Boyce OBE RA – Artist and art educator; Boyce represented Britain at the 2022 Biennale di Venezia with Feeling Her Way, which won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation

Christopher Cozier – Artist and co-director of Alice Yard, Trinidad, which was selected as one of the participating collectives at documenta 15 in Kassel, Germany

Versia Harris – Artist, art educator, exhibiting artist with Alice Yard at documenta 15

Jessica Taylor – ICF Head of Programmes, Curator Diaspora Pavilion and Diaspora Pavilion 2

Allison Thompson – Moderator