Blue Curry                                          [pdf cv]

    Artist, b. Nassau, Bahamas, 1974.
Works London/Nassau.


2009   MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London.
2004   BA Photography & Multimedia, University of Westminster, London.

Exhibitions                                         [* solo ]

2019   Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon.
2018   Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, The Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida.
    Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York.
   * Solo Presentation, JBar, nls, Kingston.
    New Relics, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London.
2017   Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Museum of Latin America Art, Long Beach, California.
    Full Service___, 5 Years, London.
    TRIGGERED, Casa Quien, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
    Ubersee, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany.
2016  * Blue Curry: Dimensión Caribe, Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
    out of place, Alice Yard, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
    2nd Gran Bienal Tropical, curated by Marina Reyes Franco and Pablo Leon de la Barra, Kiosko La Comay, Loíza, Puerto Rico.
    The Empire Remains Shop, Baker Street, London.
    Open Air Prisons: Las Antillas por los Antillanos, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California.
   * Solo presentation, Platform 102, Brussels, Belgium.
    The Explorers, London Newcastle Project Space, London.
    Transforming Spaces, Nassau, Bahamas.
2015   Sunscreen, an online commission by EM15 for the 56th Venice Biennale 2015.
    Nassau Calling, HilgerBrotKunsthalle, Vienna, Austria.
    Double Dutch: 50/50, duo show w/James Cooper, National Art Gallery, Bahamas.
    Freak Dancing, Popop, Nassau, Bahamas.
    The Presence of Absence, Berloni, London. read about it here.
    Studio Voltaire Open, selected by Cory Arcangel and Hanne Mugaas.
    Sex Shop, Transitions Gallery, London.
2014   Unsettled Landscapes. SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico. read about it here.
   * Souvenir, Vitrine, London. read about it here.
    Jamaica Biennial, Kingston, Jamaica. read about it here.
    Numbered Days, w/Aglae Bassens, CONVOY, London. read about it here.
    Show Off, LeandaKateLoiuse Projects, London.
    Of this Earth, The Yarrow Gallery, Peterborough.
    Future Memories, 14°N 61°W, Martinique.
    Curated by Paul Smith & Friends, No.11 Albemarle Street, London.
    Trans-it, Vane, Newcastle.
    Sex Shop, Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone.
    RE002_We Were All Rocks Once, Sorbus Gallery, Helsinki.
    Take a Bite out of Peach, Attic, Nottingham.
    After the Flood, Liquid Courage Gallery, Transforming Spaces, Nassau, Bahamas.
    40 years of Bahamian Art, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
2013   RE_001: First Communion of Anemic Young Girls in the Snow and other works, Interstate Projects, New York.
    The Garden Room, House of St Barnabas, London.
    Paradise Lodge@Studio X, Studio X, Mumbai.
    Post Post, Goldsmiths, London.
    Must-Have, Ligne Roset, London Design Festival.
    Future Memories, w/Lisa Selby, Enclave, London.
    Duo show w/Ingo Gerken, LoBe, Berlin.
    Creekside Open selected by Paul Noble, A.P.T., London.
   * The West 10th Window, Time Equities Art in Buildings Program, New York.
    Misuse: Creating Alternatives, Cass Gallery, London.
    Legacy: Five Schemes, First Variation, KARST Projects, High Cross House, Devon.
2012   Zu Hause/At Home, LoBe, Berlin.
    Confined, NEST, The Hague, Holland.
    Friday Late: Flying High, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
    Earth Works, P.P.O.W, New York.
    The Global Caribbean, Fondation Clément, Martinique.
    Year One, Toomer Labzda, New York.
   * New Works, AF Projects, London.
    Tryouts, Down Stairs Gallery, Great Brampton House, Herefordshire.
    Into the Mix, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky.
    Mad March Hares, Vegas Gallery, London.
    Powerless Structures, Schwartz Gallery, London.
2011   Emergency5, Aspex, Portsmouth.
   * Solo Presentation, Toomer Labzda, New York. read reviews parts one & two.
   * Stranger Than Paradise, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany. read review.
    Vessel, Stonehouse, Plymouth. read review.
   * Trove, Deptford X, London.
    So Here We Are, Kunstverein Speyer, Germany.
    Modern Frustrations, Sumarria Lunn, London.
    About Change in the Caribbean and Latin America, The World Bank, Washington DC.
   * Dragging Anchor, Low & High, Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone.
    Duo Exhibition, Nextex, St.Gallen, Switzerland. w/Monica Ursina Jäger. read review.
    Terms of Decision, Visual Arts Platform, Austrian Cultural Forum, London. w/Miriam Bajtala.
    Caribes Globales, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Puerto Rico.
    Wrestling with the Image, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC. read review. download exhibition catalog.
    Assembly, Bearspace, London.
2010   City States, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool.
    Anticipation, Selfridges Ultralounge, London. watch clip.
    1st Triennial of Caribbean Art, Museum of Modern Art, Dominican Republic.
    Global Caraïbes, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète, France.
    Fifth National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Bahamas.
    Prop, Departure Gallery, London.
    Nowhere in Peculiar, Five Hundred Dollars Gallery, London.
    Stardust Boogie Woogie, Monica Bobinska Gallery, London.
    The Assistant, Bearspace, London. w/Gordon Cheung.
    The Devil's Necktie, The Woodmill, London.
    Treating Objects Like Women, 38b Peckham Rye, London.
2009   The Global Caribbean, Art Basel, Miami Beach.
    Rockstone and Bootheel, Real Art Ways, Connecticut. read review.
    SoShow!, Shopat34, London.
    R.I.P, Peacock Projects, London.
    I Know a Friend That Knows a Friend, Het Poortgebouw, Rotterdam.
    Group, Area 10, London.
    Hackgold, Project Room, The Triangle, London.
    Collections Within Collections, National Art Gallery, Bahamas.
2008   Setups Situations Solutions, Popopstudios, Bahamas.
    Fourth National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Bahamas.
    National exhibitor, Carifesta, Caribbean Festival of the Arts, Guyana.
2007   Into Position, Bauernmarkt 9, Vienna.
    The Next Level Guerrilla Show, The Photographers' Gallery, London.
    Domesticalia, Standpoint Gallery, London.
    Pre-Columbian to the Present, National Art Gallery, Bahamas.
2006   Funky Nassau: Recovering an Identity, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Germany and National Art Gallery, Bahamas. read review.
    Third National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Bahamas.
    Exit, Popopstudios, Bahamas.
    Debris, disused shop space, Nassau, Bahamas. w/Heino Schmid. exhibition catalogue pdf.


2015   featured artist: The Sense of Movement: When Artists Travel. Hatje Cantz. dec.
    featured artist: PRŌTOCOLLUM: Global Perspectives on Visual Vocabulary, nov.
    review: 'When Images Come Home to Roost: Notes on Blue Curry’s PARADISE.jpg', Nicole Smythe-Johnson. mar.

review: 'Re-tailed Narratives and Everyday Objects Re-membered: Blue Curry’s Souvenir', ARC, jan.

2014   work featured: 'Island Life', Frieze, No 162, april.

critical text: 'Conceptual Materialism: Installation Art and the Dismantling of Caribbean Historicism', Carlos Garrido Castellano, Third Text, Vol. 28 Issue 2.


"Blue Curry on Tourism - and Sitelines", Ellen Berkovitch, Adobe Airstream podcast. oct.

    review: 'When The Ships come in', Michael Abatemarco, Santa Fe New Mexican, 18 july.
2013   critical text: 'Blue Curry and his Paradox Machine', Juan Carlos Betancourt, Arte por Excelencias, Issue 16.
    cover image: De los últimos creadores de mapas, Dominique Brèbion and Carlos Garrido Castellano.
    collection catalogue: Love and Responsibility, The Dawn Davies Collection. Callaloo Books.
    curatorial catalogue: AT/LON, Visual Arts Platform, Austrian Cultural Forum, London.
2012   cover image/critical text: 'Blue Curry: Art, Image, and Objecthood', Dr. Erica James, ARC Magazine, oct.
    feature: 'Kay Saatchi's LA Collection', Christies Magazine, aug.
    interview: with Serena Qiu for Toomer Labzda Gallery. june.
    exhibition catalogue: About Change in the Caribbean and Latin America, The World Bank Arts Publications.
2011   reviews: 'Neither Here Nor There' and 'Decoding Blue Curry', Claire Breukel, Hyperallergic, nov.
    review: 'Hinter der Schlangenhaut', Marc Peschke, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 6 june.
    review: 'Irritationen im Paradies', Kristin Schmidt, St. Galler, 18 may.
    exhibition catalogue: Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, Art Museum of the Americas.
    review: 'Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions', Terri Weissmann, Art Nexus, june.
    exhibition catalogue: Rockstone & Bootheel, Real Art Ways, Connecticut.
2010   television documentary: 'Goldsmiths: But is it Art?', BBC 4, aired in two parts 12 & 19 apr.
    publication: The Catlin Guide 2010: New Artists in the UK, compiled by Justin Hammond, Catlin Ltd, London.
    critical text: 'Beyond the Tropical Veneer: Sun Cream and the Aesthetics of Leisure', Krista Thompson, NN [Arbeitstitel], Forum Stadtpark, Austria.
    interview: 'Stranger than Paradise', Melanie Archer, Caribbean Review of Books, nov.
    artist feature: Car Park magazine, issue 2, dec.
    news feature: 'Art with Bite. Shark's Jaw Among Works Selected by Kay Saatchi', The Daily Telegraph, 9 oct.
    review: 'Back in Business at the Liverpool Biennial', Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 20 sept.
    publication: Art in The Caribbean: an Introduction, Anne Walmsley & Stanley Greaves, New Beacon Books, London.
    review: 'World-Class Exhibit Focuses on the Art of The Caribbean', Carlos Suarez de Jesus, The New Times, Miami, 12 jan.
    television news feature: 'Art: Anticipation Exhibition', Le Mag, Euronews, aired 22 oct.
2009   feature: '10 Best Artists Graduating from Colleges in 2009', Catriona Warren, Murmurart.
    feature: 'Celebrating Future Art Stars', The Independent.
    artist profile: 'International Recognition Grows for Bahamian Artist Blue Curry', Thea Rutherford, The Nassau Guardian, 18 dec.
    review: 'Colorful, Witty, Noisy: A West Indies Mélange', Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times, 6 dec.
    review: 'New Caribbean Art Showcased During Art Basel Fair', Jennifer Kay, Associated Press, 4 dec.
    artist profile: 'Blue Curry', Siofra Mcsherry, This is Tomorrow.
2008   artist contribution: 'Repairwork', Small Axe, vol 12 no. 2, june.
2007   review: 'Bahamian Art goes Beyond Tourist Trade', Elisa Turner, The Miami Herald, 19 aug.
    critical text: 'No Abstact Art Here: The Problem of the Visual in Contemporary Anglo-Caribbean Art', Krista Thompson, Small Axe, vol 11, no. 2, june.
    review: 'POP! Go the Easels', Carlos Suarez de Jesus, The New Times, Miami, 23 aug.
2006   critical text: 'Like Taking Sand to the Beach', Erica Moiah James, Next Level, may.
    review: 'Blut, Sand, Wasser', Christoph Schutte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 12 apr.
    review: 'Relax? Just Do It', Verena Kuni, Spike Art Quarterly, summer edition.
    exhibition catalogue: Debris, Susak Press, London.

Residencies & Awards


World Wide AIR Artist in Residence. FABRIKKEN, Copenhagen, Denmark.


nls residency, Kingston, Jamaica.


National Gallery of The Cayman Islands Residency, Cayman Islands.


Cannonball Residency, Miami.

    Alice Yard Residency, Trinidad.
    Centro León Residency, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
2013   LoBe Residency, Berlin.
    Peer Residency, Enclave, London.
    Fresh Milk Residency, Barbados.
    Paradise Lodge Residency, India.
2012   Art Omi International Artists Residency, New York.
2011   Low & High Residency, Folkestone.
    Deptford X main program commission.



Centro León and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas permanent collections, Kay Saatchi collection, Dawn Davies collection and other private collections.

                                     current as of : 9-nov-18