Mapping Central America and the Caribbean

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(clockwise from top left): NuMu (New Museum of Contemporary Art), Guatemala. Courtesy of NuMu;
Espira/Espora, TACON Contemporary art workshop, 2012, Nicaragua; Diablo Rosso, Installation view,
Postpanamax by Proyectos Ultravioleta, Panama. Courtesy Proyectos Ultravioleta;
Batiscafo, Cuba, work by Marianela Orozco

As part of ICI’s collaboration with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to create research opportunities in Central America and the Caribbean, ICI is pleased to announce the launch of a resource platform that offers information on institutions, archives, museums, collections, and other relevant activities constituting Central America and the Caribbean’s contemporary art scene, including independent initiatives, biennials, and private foundations. This platform was conceived of and developed by Sofia Olascoaga, ICI’s first Curatorial Research Fellow (2010).

Reflecting the evolving landscape of the art scene, this platform will be updated as new information becomes available.

Thanks to the artists and curators who have helped to shape and enrich the project to date: David Ayala Alfonso, Magali Arriola, Stefan Benchoam, Tamara Díaz Bringas, Rosina Cazali, Santiago Olmo, María Inés Rodríguez, and Paola Santoscoy.

The countries and islands constituting the region are: (click on the countries for more information)

The Caribbean:



Dominican Republic


Puerto Rico

Cayman Islands


Antigua and Barbuda




British Virgin Islands







Sin Eustatius


Saint Kitts and Nevis

France La Désirade

France Marie-Galante

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

France Les Saintes

Saint Barthélemy

Trinidad and Tobago

U.S. Virgin Islands

Venezuelan Islands

The Bahamas

Colombia (Caribbean region)

Turks and Caicos Islands



Further recommendations and additions to this section are welcome!

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About the Author

Independent Curators International (ICI)

Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. Working across disciplines and historical precedents, the organization is a hub that provides access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) works to increase understanding and awareness of Latin America’s contributions to the history of art and ideas, and to support innovation, education, creativity, and research in the field of Latin American art. Through grants and partnerships, the CPPC also supports the professional development of Latin American artists, curators and scholars. Recent initiatives include, among others, a sponsorship to create a Curatorial Fellowship at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany; a partnership with Hunter College (New York) to create the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor of Latin American Art; and an alliance with the Bard Graduate Center (New York) to organize the Cisneros Seminar in the Material Cultures of the Ibero-American World.