Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Juried Artists: Katrina Coombs
Here is another short feature on a participating artist from our Jamaica Biennial 2017 archives.
Katrina Coombs was born in 1986, in Kingston, Jamaica. She holds a BFA with honours in Textile and Fibre Art (2008) and a Certificate in Curatorial Studies (2009) from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. In 2013, she obtained an MFA in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth in the UK, via Transart Institute in New York, USA. Coombs’s work has been featured in many exhibitions since 2008, including the School of Visual Arts Faculty Shows at the CAG[e] Gallery, Edna Manley College from 2009 to 2016 and she was one of the young artists featured in Young Talent 2015 at the National Gallery of Jamaica. She also participated in Dimensions of Womanhood at the 2016 Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) Urban Arts Festival
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The thing about visiting a Biennial that you have visited and written about in the past is that the ghosts of Biennials past tend to linger. Before you know it, and despite yourself, these ghosts start haunting the place and creating a dialogue with the present. Consequently, when I started my conversation with Veerle Poupeye, the Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica, I wanted to know the ways in which she saw the Jamaica Biennial 2017 being different from the previous staging of the Biennial in 2015.
The main opening function of the Jamaica Biennial 2017 exhibition will take place at the National Gallery of Jamaica on the Kingston Waterfront on Sunday, February 26, starting at 1:30 pm. The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Olivia Grange, MP, Minister of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sport, and there will be several live performances […]