Residency Period: February 2016
Blue Curry is a London-based artist from The Bahamas who works primarily in sculpture and installation. Using an idiosyncratic language of commonplace objects and found materials, he engages with themes of exoticism, tourism and cultural authenticity. His work dissects the cliché of the tropical paradise and rejigs the elements of its constructed narrative to create his own seductive and beguiling destination unknown.
A graduate of the Goldsmiths College MFA program, he has exhibited extensively, participating in the sixth Liverpool Biennial, the SITE Santa Fe Biennial and the Jamaica Biennial, as well as in group shows at P.P.O.W Gallery, New York; The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC and the V&A Museum, London, among others. In 2011 he had his first institutional solo show 'Stranger Than Paradise' at the Nassauischer Kunstverein (NKV), Germany and his most recent solo presentation, 'Souvenir', was shown at Vitrine, London, in 2014. He was selected for the Studio Voltaire Open exhibition, curated by Cory Arcangel and Hanne Mugaas, and is featured in the recent publication 'The Sense of Movement: When Artists Travel', by Hatje Cantz, Germany. Upcoming activity includes solo presentations at Platform 201 in Brussels, Belgium and Tropiques Atrium, Martinique as well as a commission for the Bienal Arte Contemporaneo di Caribe, Aruba.