Keynote Speaker

Christopher Cozier

Photo by Mark Lyndersay

Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals.

Cozier was part of the editorial collective of Small Axe, A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1998-2010). The artist has been an editorial adviser to BOMB magazine for their Americas issues (Winter, 2003, 2004 & 2005). The artist was a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) (2006-2010) and was Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College during the Fall of 2007 . A documentary produced by Canadian video artist and writer, Richard Fung entitled Uncomfortable: the Art of Christopher Cozier ( 2006).
He was a co-curator of the exhibition Paramaribo Span which opened in 2010 and its related blog and publication. He was also a co-curator of “Wrestling with the Image” which opened in 2011.
The artist was a SITE Santa Fe –SITE lines, Satellite Curatorial Advisor for 2014.

Works by the artist can be seen at David Krut Projects NY and at Francoise Heitsch Galleries in Munich. The artist was recently awarded a 2015 Cannonball Residency in Miami.
Gas Men, a recent video, developed during a residency at The Kaplan Institute in 2014 was screened by Monique Meloche Gallery, and opened at the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at MSU in June 2015 and at TEOR/éTica in Costa Rica.
In 2016 the artist participated in the Rauschenberg Foundation Rising Waters residency and the exhibition Where is Here at MoAD in San Francisco.
Cozier is one of the founders and co-directors of Alice Yard.