Christopher Cozier

Christopher Cozier (b. 1959, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) lives and works in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Cozier is an artist, writer and curator, whose work aims to explore and affect conventional readings of the Caribbean. His practice is informed by the writings and the life journey of C.L.R James, a Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist, who was a leading voice of Pan Africanism. For Cozier, the Caribbean is a fluid space and an ongoing negotiation with shifting narratives and interpretations. From notebook drawings to video installations, Cozier’s artistic practice investigates how historical and current experiences inform our understanding of the wider contemporary world. He is the co-director of Alice Yard and a 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate. Recent exhibitions include 14th Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2019); Historisk Museum, Norway (2019); 10th Berlin Biennale, Germany (2018); and Museum of Latin American Art, USA (2017).

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