Anderson Ambroise

Jacmel, Haiti

Artists Biography
Anderson Ambroise is an art graduate from the FOSAJ art centre in Jacmel Haiti. His first solo exhibition was in 2003 through the Alliance Francaise in Jacmel. He has since participated in several exhibitions in Haiti, Trinidad and the United States. Following the 2010 earthquake, Ambroise worked with displaced youth by facilitating a series of art workshops in Jacmel. Since then he has been Co-Director of KOKAJ: Kolektif Atis Jakmel, and is currently painting and exhibiting in east coast America.

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Trinidad & Haiti - Visual Art Exchanges
Anderson Ambroise, Edward Craft, Pascale Faublas, Payen Ernst
Kwynn Johnson, Paul Kain, Yao Ramesar

Conceptual Statement
The overarching methodology for this show seeks to use the multiple platforms of new internet technologies. This process is a way in which to "dissolve the boundaries" which have separated art practices around the globe. These shows in the Tate's Oil Tanks allow us an opportunity to participate in a collaborative exhibition in London, with us in the Caribbean. Trinidad & Haiti - Visual Art Exchanges comes out of an 18-month series of exchanges and on-going conversations among the seven of us who are participating. Johnson, Ramesar and Kain from Trinidad, and Ambroise, Ernst, Craft and Faublas from Jacmel Haiti. Our seven interconnected bodies of work being presented range from film, sculpture, craft, drawing, painting and recuperated found materials. They centre on investigations in the context of Haiti, merging a view through a Trinidadian lens, with a Haitian visual language which speaks back to the viewer. This exchange has enabled critical conversations which continue to inform our art practices on both islands.