Diálogos

Edouard Duval-Carrié

Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo and New York (DLG7)

Edouard Duval Carrié, My Life as a Tree, 2019. Courtesy: the artist and Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo and New York

Edouard Duval Carrié, My Life as a Tree, 2019. Courtesy: the artist and Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo and New York

Edouard Duval-Carrié (born 1954, Haiti) lives in Miami.

Edouard Duval-Carrié is a contemporary artist and curator. At heart, Duval-Carrié is an educator: he challenges the viewer to make meaning of dense iconography derived from Caribbean history, politics, and religion. His mixed media works and installations present both human and spiritual migrations and transformations.

For Diálogos, the artist has created a portrait of himself, and his life as a tree whose roots are floating and anchor-less. A series on plexiglass in drypoint attest to the artist’s pursuit of new techniques. His portraits of soucouyants and kings are constructed of bacterias and other microscopic entities.

Duval-Carrié fled the regime of “Papa Doc” Duvalier as a teenager and subsequently resided in locales as diverse as Puerto Rico, New York, Montreal, Paris, and Miami. Parallels thus emerge between the artist’s cosmopolitan lifestyle and his artistic sensitivity toward the multifaceted identities that form his native Haiti. His works have been exhibited in major museums, art institutions, and galleries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas.