An artist talk with Arnaldo James
Workshop Space, Objectifs
27 Aug 2022 | 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Free Admission, please RSVP here
Hear from visiting artist Arnaldo James, who will be sharing about the trajectory of his work, namely his exhibitions In the Interim and Mission Black Satellite. He will also be discussing subject matter informing work to come, including sustainability, climate change, African heritage and justice.
About Arnaldo James
Honouring the ingenuity and resilience of Black and Indigenous Caribbean peoples in a world-structure actively pursuing their exploitation, Arnaldo James works towards equity and prosperity. Centring sustainability and feminism in his endeavours, he organises safe spaces for collaboration and community building. A graduate of the University of the West Indies and Cardiff Metropolitan University, James holds an MSc in Advanced Product Design, Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Cultural Enterprise Management and BA in Visual Art.
For several years, James has volunteer-supported and organised actions invested in healthy futures for all. He co-leads the mental health non-profit Mindwise Project; directs and produces digital media at North Eleven as well as documentary films at Bird’s Eye View Productions. He is a project and operations manager, product and communication designer, visual artist and curator from Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2017 he was jointly awarded the James W Ray Venture Project Award and in 2021 the Caribbean Development Bank’s CIIF Biennial prize. His exhibition with Christopher Paul Jordan In the Interim: Ritual Ground for a Future Black Archive showed from February to May 2022 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle USA and he’s developing Compassionate States, a collaborative artwork exploring the impacts of statelessness on Indigenous and LGBTQIA Caribbean peoples.