The main opening event of the Jamaica Biennial 2017 is on Sunday, February 26, starting at 1:30 pm at the National Gallery of Jamaica (door are open fro 11 am to 4 pm). The work of Nadia Huggins, who contributed one of the special projects, is on view at the National Gallery.
Nadia Huggins is a self-taught conceptual documentary photographer from St Vincent & the Grenadines. Her photographs explore Caribbean culture and identity through people, self-portraits and the landscape. She is also the co-founder of ARC Magazine and a full-time freelance graphic designer. She currently lives in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Her recent exhibitions include Caribbean Queer Visualities (2016) at the Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Vision Archipelagiques (2016) at the Fondation Clement in Martinique. She says that “my work encompasses and explores the many recesses of life’s darkest experiences. I feel that there are sociological structures within the Caribbean that are receptors of a lot of uncharted emotions. This I think is a culminated result of years of suppression and repression by its people.”