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CCI Art Talks Live with Ronald Cyrille on Myth and Spirituality in Caribbean Art

Ronald Cyrille. Bipopie 1 & 2 (diptych), 2014. Colored pencil on colored Canson paper, cut and pasted. Photo: Daniel Dabriou

Join the Caribbean Cultural Institute's (CCI) Art Talks Live, a program dedicated to new perspectives on contemporary art from the Caribbean and its diasporas. The talk will include CCI inaugural fellows -  artist Ronald Cyrille from Guadeloupe and researcher Julián Sánchez González - in conversation with PAMM Curator María Elena Ortiz and Andrew W Mellon CCI Coordinator Iberia Pérez. 

The recently created Caribbean Cultural Institute of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, kicked off its fellowship program in November 2020 with artist Ronald Cyrille, made possible in part with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the France Florida Foundation for the Arts.
In collaboration with Mémorial Acte, the artist will have a studio for art production in Guadeloupe, creating works informed by Edouard Glissant and Aimé Césaire. These works will be part of an upcoming exhibition and publication in Mémorial Acte.  

About Ronald Cyrille
Ronald Cyrille, also known as Black Bird, is the recipient of the 2020 CCI Artist Fellowship. Known for his public artworks depicting surreal imagery, Cyrille creates paintings, drawings, sculptures, and murals that present his personal mythology. His colorful and energetic brushstrokes reveal otherworldly figures in dreamlike settings, evincing humor, satire, and Caribbean histories. Inspired by the writings of Edouard Glissant and Aimé Césaire, Cyrille evokes the lusciousness of the Caribbean landscape alongside the region's instability and idiosyncrasies. Cyrille's work has been presented in solo exhibitions at prestigious venues including the Volta Art Fair, New York; Rémy Niansouta Cultural Center, Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe; the Clément Foundation, and Atrium, both in Fort-de-France, Martinique. Cyrille has participated in group exhibitions at Hunter East Harlem Galleries, New York; the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami; and Tout-Le-Monde Festival, Miami, among others. He lives and works in Guadeloupe.