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Abigail Hadeed, Self-Portrait, 2020, Courtesy the artist.
In the Studio: Abigail Hadeed
Americas Society hosted the Trinidadian artist and photographer Abigail Hadeed on Instagram Live to discuss her work.
Abigail Hadeed was in conversation with Rachel Remick, assistant curator of Visual Arts. This program was held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime. The artist discussed her work in the exhibition as it relates to her artistic practice.
Join us live on Instagram from your cell phone, or watch on YouTube after, for a series of remote visits to artists' studios to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Check out the series playlist.
About the artist:
Abigail Hadeed (b. 1963, Port of Spain, Trinidad) is a Trinidad-born and based artist and photographer, who has been documenting Caribbean cultural traditions, environments and peoples for over 30 years. She is an outlier at heart, drawn to the overlooked: people on the periphery, mundane objects, flowers long past their bloom. Hadeed’s work seeks to advance concerns of the history of the wider Caribbean, a complex story of slavery, migration, mercantilism, trade, transportation, transmigration and alienation. She continues to strive to put a face to what history has denied; to interrogate the Caribbean Region at the crossroads of an unresolved past and an impending future. In 2020, Hadeed received two honorable mentions for her work in the International Photography Awards (The Island and I are One) and the Budapest Photography Awards (Still Life Still Lives - Not so Enchanted). In 2021, Cornell University’s Dark Laboratory awarded Hadeed’s ‘Warriors of Huracán’ with the first prize in photography awards. Hadeed has also represented Trinidad and Tobago at 1998 São Paulo Biennial and the 2006 Havana Biennial. In 2022, Hadeed was awarded a Mellon Grant through its inaugural cohort of Art x Tech Fellows for Digital Junkanoo, the newly funded lab as a part of the Diaspora Solidarities Lab (DSL) Mellon Grant for the fall of 2022.
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Check out the current exhibition Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime.
- Check out the current iteration of our Flag Series: nibia pastrana santiago –
YOUR ISLAND HERE.
- Read about the previous exhibition Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico.
- Read the exhibition catalogue for This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975.
- Watch videos of recent events:
In the Studio Series
Major support for Tropical is Political in both Americas Society and MAC is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The presentation of Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program from Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP; and by the Smart Family Foundation of New York. Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle contributors: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Galeria Almeida e Dale, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Vivian Pfeiffer, Phillips, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Erica Roberts, Sharon Schultz, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, and Edward J. Sullivan. The presentation of the exhibition at MAC in San Juan is made possible by support from the Teiger Foundation.