The Ghetto Biennale is a cross-cultural arts festival held in two adjacent informal neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, called Lakou Cheri and Ghetto Leanne. It is hosted by the artists’ collective, Atis Rezistans, and has taken place every two years starting in December 2009. The Ghetto Biennale is attempting to momentarily transform spaces, dialogues and relationships considered un-navigable and unworkable into transcultural, creative platforms. The Ghetto Biennale has realised a 'chaotic, amorphous, de-institutionalised space' for artistic production that attempts to offer a vibrant creative platform to artists from wide socioeconomic classes.
The 6th Ghetto Biennale 2019 will take place from the 29th November until the 20th December 2019.
The programming of performances, workshops and screenings will take place during the week starting 11th December and the event displaying the works created during the process to open to the public on the 18th December.
Artists will be present for a final congress on the 20th December.
More information to follow.
‘The Sculptors of Grand Rue' can be viewed at vimeo.com
Find more information about Atis-Rezistans visit atis-rezistans.com
Check out the project archives of the previous Ghetto Biennales ghettobiennale.org
Enquiries, applications & questions contact: Leah Gordon at Leahgordon@aol.com