ARCHIVED WORK OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS & SCHOLARS
Aid for USA and Canada
Aid for USA and Canada, is a collaborative project that confronts notions of agency and exchange in the 2011 globalized economy. During a residency preceding the Biennale, artist Allison Rowe ambled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince asking Haitians to donate objects or audio to the citizens of Canada and the United States. The collected items ranged from audio histories and sculpture to trash, pleas for assistance and recipes. All donated aid objects were presented at the 2011 Ghetto Biennale and will be exhibited alongside over a dozen audio donations during upcoming exhibitions in North America.
Project Participants: Evens Richlieu, Makendy, Jerry Reiginald, Mario Pierre Louis, Evel Romain, Desir Poter, Jean Francois Vanel Pierre, ValBrun Romain, Francois Wandesrnon, Serge St Louis, Jean Claude Saenteilus, Gary Belhomme, Christopher Blaine, Alphonse Sony, Jean Milord, Jean Francois René Tato, Adrien Irmeus, Morigène Rosario, Rossignol Gerald, Anatee Ducey, Jean Emmanuel, Ghaïti, Sylvie, David Ricardo, Solan Ge Phrophete, Pierre Enord, Denis Guismy, Mabelle Williams, Vertilus Frantzly, Ras, Leonce Syndia, Felix Johanick, Louis Martine, Chery Sandra, Bristhole Gerald, Cindy Belhomme, Schneica Djaffca Chery, Magdalie Casimir, Betty Casseus, Laugens Duversaint, and Gethor Duversaint.
Photographic Documentation: Clare Samuel
1. Haitian artist Francois Wandesrnon discusses some of his public sculptures with Allison Rowe.
2. Felix Johanick and Louis Martine donating audio descriptions of their lives before and after the 2010 earthquake.
3. Jean Francois Vanel Pierre with his donation, a painting that addresses the history of colonialism and religion in Haiti.
4. Visiting the studio of artist Jean Claude Saenteilus.
5-7. Final display of Aid for USA and Canada at the 2011 Ghetto Biennale.
8. Collecting donations in the Grande Rue.
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ARTISTS & SCHOLARS
A*BOUT A BOOK: Silke Bauer, Irina Novarese & Viola Thiele
Anderson Family: Peter Anderson, Clare Cameron, Esme Anderson & Mary Anderson
Candice Lin, Phillip Mayles & Racine Polycarpe
Erin Durban & Shannon Randall
Frau Fiber & Jonas Labaze
Ghetto Architects: Vivian Chan, Maccha Kasparian, Yuk Yee Phang
Gina Cunningham &
John Cussans & Alex Louis
Karen Miranda Augustine & Ketty Paul
Kwynne Johnson & Paul Klein
Maureen Tovey & Arcade Fire
OKIPASYON: Joyce Ip, Jason Metcalf & Roberto Peyre
Piroska É Kiss
Robert Gomez &
Romel Jean Pierre
Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko
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