Edouard Duval Carrié

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, lives and works in Miami
1989 – MFA École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris
1978 – BFA Loyola College, Montréal
1976 – Université de Montréal and McGill University, Canada

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BIOGRAPHIES

Edouard Duval Carrié was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a contemporary artist and curator and now lives and works in Miami, Florida. His family fled the regime of “Papa Doc” Duvalier as a teenager and subsequently resided in locales as diverse as Puerto Rico, New York, Montreal, Paris, and Miami. Parallels thus emerge between the artist’s cosmopolitan lifestyle and his artistic sensitivity toward the multifaceted identities that form his native Haiti.

At heart, Duval Carrié is an educator, he challenges the viewer to make meaning of dense iconography derived from Caribbean history, politics, and religion. His mixed media works and installations present migrations and transformations, often human and spiritual. Recently the conceptual layering of Duval Carrié’s works has been further emphasized in his materials and through consistent attention to translucent and reflective mediums, such as glitter, glass, and resin. The introspective effects of these mediums transform his works into spatial interventions that implicate the viewer in their historicity. At their most fundamental, Duval Carrié’s works ask the viewer to complicate the Western Canon, to consider how Africa has shaped the Americas, and how the Caribbean has shaped the modern world.  

Duval-Carrié is known for his innovative adaptions of traditional Haitian iconography, which he engages the viewers in-order to address contemporary social and political conditions. He has been a recipient of numerous awards including “The Ellie’s Michael Richards Award” (2018) given to a Miami-based artist who has cultivated an original practice over a long period of time and is selected by a jury of local and national curators.

Selected One-Person Exhibitions
2019 – “The Art of Embedded Histories” Cohen Gallery, Providence, RI
2019 – Frieze New York, NY
2019 – “Decolonizing Refinement” Schmidt Gallery at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2018 – “Decolonizing Refinement” Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; The Foundation Clément, Martinique
2018 – “Mémoire Encastrées“ Mia Central Gallery, Miami International Airport, FL
2017 – “Metamorphosis” Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, FL
2014 – “Imagined Landscapes” Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 – “Creating Dangerously, Haiti Tribute” Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University, CT
2018 – “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago” Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Lenfest Center of the Arts, New York, NY
2018 – “Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas” BRIC House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018 – “En Voyage: Hybridity Vodou in Haitian Art” Grinnell College Museum of Art, Des Moines, IA
2018 – “The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory” Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado, CO

Selected Awards
2018 – The Ellie’s Michael Richards Award in 2018. At the Ellies, a series of awards given by Art Center/South Florida to local visual artists

Workshops and Artist Talk
2021 – “Art History and Slavery” A Discussion with the Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié with curator and Scholar Profesor Anthony Bogues collaboration tracking Black diaspora.
2020 – “Global / Borderless Caribbean XII” Focus Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, FL.
2020 – “Immaterial Archives” Valerie Loichot, professor at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
2020 – From Katrina to Michael: Disaster in the 21st-century Circum-Caribbean, conference artist at Florida State University’s Winthrop-King Institute.
2020 – “An Evening with Edouard Duval-Carrié” Rhode Island School of Design, New York, NY.
2020 – “Under The Surface” Navigating through the art of Edouard Duval-Carrié, University of Alabama, AL.

Collections
Edouard Duval-Carrié’s work in museum, public, and private collection in Europe and the Americas.

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