Posted on September 2, 2012
The Ghetto Biennale was created by Andre Eugene and Leah Gordon in May 2008. The first Ghetto Biennale was held in December 2009, hosted by Atis Rezistans and co-curated by Myron Beasley and Leah Gordon. The first edition was hosted by the ‘Sculptors of Grand Rue’, a community of artists living in a downtown popular neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Over forty artists, filmmakers, academics, photographers, musicians, architects, and writers came to the Grand Rue area to make or witness work that was shown or happened in the neighborhood.
The second Ghetto Biennale was held in December 2011, co-curated by Andre Eugene, Leah Gordon, and Celeur Jean Herard, with curatorial assistance from Marg Duston and David Frohnapfel.
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.