VISUAL ART

Minia Biabiany

Visual artist

Minia Biabiany was born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe in 1988; she works and lives between Mexico City and Guadeloupe. In her practice, Minia Biabiany uses the deconstruction of narratives through installations, videos and drawings, by building up ephemeral poetics of forms in relation with colonial past or present. Her work starts with an investigation on the perception of space, and explores the paradigms related to weaving and opacity on visual, oral and written language. Her work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Ronald Cyrille

Graffiti artist and painter

Ronald Cyrille is a Guadeloupean graffiti artist and painter born in 1984. He currently lives and works in Guadeloupe. His first solo exhibition, “Contributions”, took place in Guadeloupe in 2013 and was followed by several exhibitions abroad. His art is about personal mythology echoing with our current society through Creole, legends and tales. In his work, the violence of our contemporary societies frequents its cultural heritage linked to the Caribbean, Africa, Europe. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Tim Frager

Visual artist and mural painter

Tim Frager is a Senegalese visual artist and mural painter born in 1979. He began painting in 2000, when he moved to Bordeaux, France. His art is marked by what he calls the ``Afro-Caribbean tribe`` and the industrial world that is surrounding us. Frager started working for Volcom as a graphic artist for about ten years (2002-2013). His experiences in different urban zones make him question the development of territories and the relation of the human to his environment. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Gwladys Gambie

Artists

Gwladys Gambie is a Martinican artist born in 1988. She lives and works in Fort-de-France, Martinique. Graduated to the Caribbean Campus of Arts of Martinique in 2014, she has presented her artwork in collective shows in Martinique, a solo show Pwézi kô, Poesia del cuerpo at the Centro provinvial de artes plasticas de Santiago de Cuba (2017). She was a resident artist of the « Création en cours » workshops in Guadeloupe with the Ateliers Médicis. In August 2018, she participated in Caribbean Linked V residency in Aruba. The main questioning of Gwladys Gambie is the feminist condition of black women, that she raises through drawings and sculptures. Her work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Samuel Gelas

Figurative artist

Samuel Gelas is a Guadeloupean figurative artist born in 1986 currently living and working in Guadeloupe. In his work he uses narrative figuration and pop art which is at the same time playful, poetic and critical of today’s world. Gelas looks at and analyzes media and social phenomena of the daily life. Most of his paintings study human nature through several types of animosities and animalities raising questions such as urban, social and cultural violence. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Cedrick Isham

Photographer

Cedrick Isham is a photographer in Guadeloupe born in 1980. With a first experience in journalism in 2004, he then started focusing on photography. He positions himself as a committed witness and active participant of his modernity. His first series of work are portraits in which he raises the subject of the rejection of images, and the fear of the look of the Other. His work evolves towards social and documentary photography today. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Atadja Lewa

Performer

Born in 1982 in Abymes, Guadeloupe, Atadja Lewa (Audrey Phibel) lives and works in Paris. Forerunner of performance art in Guadeloupe, he has made this practice his main area of artistic investigation. His body becomes the tool and the main interface for questioning the experiential dimension of the world. He explores what constitutes today’s social fabric—workers’ strikes, politics, identity, gender, economic reality—and he deploys this in his performance actions. He is also a digital artist who explores social and environmental questions through videos. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, and at a digital art show at the Wolfsnian-FIU.

Raymond Médélice

Visual artist

Raymond Médélice is a Martinican visual artist born in 1956 in Paris and living in Martinique since the age 22. He works with painting, photography, drawings and videos. His plastic work raises contemporary social events and press archives, by questioning their formal aspects. He is inspired by Japanese art and German modern painting. His last solo exhibition “De formidables machines à rêver” (“Amazing machines to dream of”) curated by Dominique Brebion was shown at the Fondation Clément in Martinique from June 22 to August 15, 2018.
His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Ramon Ngwete

Photographer

Ramon Ngweteis a Guyanese photographer born in 1992 in Kourou. From this childhood in the spatial city, he regrets nor having acquire a camera in order to capture the contrast between the poverty in the town of Saramakawhere he grew up –one of the poorest neighborhoods of the city –and the advanced technology of one of the biggest spatial centers of the world. During his teenage years, Ramon developed through drawing a real love for creating images. In 2012 he startedphotography but continued drawing, illustrating and video projects of his own. In 2014, his drawings illustrate the book Guyanissimeby François Wavier Gérard. Since 2014, he becomes a reporter for France-Guyane –first newspaper of French Guiana –for the city of Kourou. In 2015, after a formation in cinema and audiovisual, he became a stage manager on the local channel ATV. He also collaborated with the magazine Une Saison en Guyane. In 2016, he even became a photographer for the Tour de Guyane. Through his work, Ramon Ngwete makes us travel through an identity quest, intimate even. He works at the encounter of soft and mysterious, of two times, at home and elsewhere. He often photographs Guyanese students and the dark portraits represent their intensity with a background of pictures from the world of his origins

Gerno Odang

Artist and photographer

Jarno (Gernoartpix) Odang is an artist and photographer born in 1992 in Sipaliwini, Surinam. He moved to French Guiana in his early age in the town of Kourou, passionate about chess, attracted by the diverse aspects of life, nature and landscapes. In 2014, he becomes a reporter for the newspaper France-Guyane. In 2016 he won the Audience Award for the “Concours Phot’eau de Guyane” and the Jury Prize for the “Mo @ggloPEYIsâge” competition, and he collaborates with th TV channel ATV Guyana. In 2017, he photographs the social movement that has blocked French Guiana. In 2018, he was assistant photographer for the TV show GUYANE and assistant director for two photoreports at the Guiana Space Center. He often photographs nature, exploiting the richness of the Amazon rainforest creating a mysterious photographic aspect. His work is presented as part of the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” of the 2019 Tout-Monde.

Jarno (Gernoartpix) Odang est un artiste photographe né en 1992 à Sipaliwini au Suriname. Il est arrivé très jeune en Guyane, dans la ville de Kourou, passionné de jeu d’échec, attiré par les différents aspects de la vie, de la nature et des paysages. En 2014 il devient reporter pour le journal France-Guyane. En 2016 il a remporté le Prix du public pour le “Concours Phot’eau de Guyane” et le Prix du Jury pour le “Concours Mo @ggloPEYIsâge”, et collabore avec la chaine télé ATV Guyane. En 2017, il photographie le mouvement social qui a bloqué la Guyane. En 2018, il a été assistant photographe pour la série télévisée GUYANE et assistant directeur pour deux reportages au Centre Spatial Guyanais. Il photographie souvent la nature, en exploitant la richesse de la forêt amazonienne et donne un aspect mystérieux à ses photos Son travail est présenté dans le cadre de l’exposition collective “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” du Festival Tout-Monde 2019.

Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine

Artist

Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine was born in 1973 in Fort-de-France, Martinique. He currently lives and works in Martinique. His plastic expression has been subject to continuous renewal over the last few years, and has tapped into the singularity of his imaginative sources. When composing his pieces, Ricardo uses automatic drawing and painting, a practice that has driven him to a graphic trance allowing him to verbalize rhythms, sensations and inner tensions. His last solo exhibition “Reset” curated by Matilde dos Santos was presented at the Fondation Clément in Martinique in 2018. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Jérémie Paul

Multidisciplinary artist

Jérémie Paul is a Guadeloupean multidisciplinary artist born in 1983. He lives in both the West Indies and Europe. His work is poetic and controversial at the same time. His aim is to combine his pretexts (reasons, triggers, needs, necessities) and to take them to their limits. To gear pieces (paintings, sculptures, installations, costumes, videos...) towards ``a maximum of conceivable possibilities`` (Édouard Glissant), as a way of opening up to a world generating myth and poetics, in action; action like believing in one’s identity, ideas and dreams. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Kelly Sinnapah Mary

Visual artist

Kelly Sinnapah Mary is a Guadeloupean visual artist born in 1981 who lives and works in Guadeloupe. With her installation ``Vagina``, on the theme of violence against women, that she produces, in 2012, her first solo exhibition at T&T gallery Guadeloupe. In a universe of sweetness and intimacy, she handles all the forms of domination and particularly the male domination. Her recent work explores the domination and the reification of the Indian descendants in the Caribbean. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Steek

Graffiti artist, podypainter and painter

Born in 1983, Benoit Bottala aka STEEK, is a self-taught graffiti artist, body-painter and painter, who entered the graffiti world in the late 90’s. At this time the spray paint sticks to his hand and hasn’t left him since. Using the spray paint on wall and the airbrush on body, he naturally choses to mix both of them on canvas, pushing his imagination and the capacities of his tools to their limits. His pictorial approach mixes his experiences of the urban area and the body. He currently lives and works in Guadeloupe. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Stephen Arboite

Visual artist

Stephen Arboite was born in New York City in 1987 to Gaelle and Mario Arboite who ventured separately to America from Haiti in the early 1980’s. His approach to work from that point on would consider beauty outside of the classical aesthetic paradigms with emphasis on the “ethereal consciousness of the body.” In his desire to capture and harbor spirit, Arboite veered ever so slightly to the abstract and grotesque, and as a result of this his work has taken on a more intuitive quality. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Morel Doucet

Contemporary ceramist

Morel Doucet is a contemporary Caribbean ceramist and arts educator that hails from Haiti. As an artist, Doucet is interested in exploring narratives of vulnerability from environmental pollutions, the displacement between descendants of the African diaspora and their physical environment, and alienation from climate impact such as seawater rise. Doucet work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications including Hyperallergic, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, Vogue Mexico, Oxford University Press. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Pepe Mar

Artist

Pepe Mar was born in Mexico and lives and works in Miami, Florida. He received his BFA from California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco. In 2015, the artist participated in the Banff Residency in Canada and was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Wavemaker grant for his project Versus. Mar has an upcoming solo exhibition at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh in 2019. His work has been exhibited throughout the US and venues abroad. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Vickie Pierre

Visual artist

Vickie Pierre was born in Brooklyn, New York where she graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 1997. In 2016, Pierre was selected to participate in the All Florida Invitational at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and received the 2017 South Florida Cultural Consortium Award for Miami-Dade County. In spring 2019, Pierre’s work will be included in ArtFields, an annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, South Carolina. The artist lives and works in Miami. Her work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Juan Ernesto Requena

Artist

Juan Ernesto Requena was born in Caracas, Venezuela. After high school in Venezuela, he lived and studied in Europe. Post Paris, he lived, worked and exhibited his research projects in Berlin, Caracas, Mexico City and Shanghai. These researches are focused on the environment, human condition and memory. His work is his reaction to the situations in front of him, where he lives, and those that have stimulated him. His work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

Keisha Rae Witherspoon

Filmmaker

Keisha Rae Witherspoon is an independent filmmaker currently based in Broward County. Her work is driven by interests in science, speculative fiction, and fantasy, as well as documenting the unseen and unheralded nuances of Diasporic peoples. Witherspoon is also the co-founder and creative director of the collective’s annual Third Horizon Film Festival, a showcase of Caribbean film, art and music, which is presented in Miami, Florida. Her work is presented in the collective exhibition “Echo-Natures: Cannibal Desire” curated by Jean-Marc Hunt and Marie Vickles for the Tout-Monde Festival, on view from March 13-April 17, 2019 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami.

PANELS

Tabita Rézaire

Video artist

Tabita Rézaire is a French-Guyanese-Danish video artist. In 2017, she was a resident artist at a studio of the Meet Factory (contemporary art center) in Prague. She is a feminist intersectional militant with deep, political and visionary demands. She critics the internet based on Western societies. Her analysis explores the role of the internet as a way to impose the hierarchical order of the West. Her videos show a lot of informations and kitsch visuals, thus descontructing the stereotyped aesthetics of Caribbean art. Her video « Premium connect » is presented at The Wolfsonian-FIU during the Tout-Monde Festival 2019.

Yucef Merhi

Artist, poet and computer programmer

Yucef Merhi is a Miami-based artist and curator, specialized in Digital Art. He holds a Master's in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University and has lectured in numerous institutions for the past 25 years. Mr. Merhi is the curator of digital collections at The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Prior to joining The Wolfsonian, Merhi worked at Columbia University and curated exhibitions for MOCA (Los Angeles), The Americas Society (New York), the Esther Klein Art Gallery / Science Center (Philadelphia), Whitebox (New York), among others. He also co-founded the International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Mérida, Venezuela), Fundación Canal - Proyecto de Producción Cultural (Caracas, Venezuela), and juried the ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program in Florence and Beijing. As an artist, Merhi's career encompasses a worldwide exhibition record in places such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), Bass Museum (Miami), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), La Colonie (Paris), and has participated in the official selections of the 7th International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia; the 2007 Bienal de São Paulo - Valencia; the 10th Istanbul Biennial; the 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts; the 13th Bienal de Cuenca; and the 3rd Screen City Biennial, in Stavanger, Norway.

Laura Castro

Artist

Laura Castro is a Dominican artist born 1982. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts, Illustration and Design from the Altos de Chavon School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic. She has a strong interest in understanding the dynamics of the space she lives in which led her in recent years to develop works that start from a deep visual investigation. Her work is the result of an observation exercise of the popular aesthetic codes that are manifested in architecture and urbanity, and which reveal important local sociological and cultural issues.

Jamilah Sabur

Interdisciplinary artist

Sabur is a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist born in Saint Andrew, Jamaic. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from University of California San Diego in 2014 and her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture in 2009. She is interested in how time, family history, and environment impress themselves upon individuals. Recent exhibition and screening venues include Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL; Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL; ICA London; The 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Havana, Cuba; (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain; Busan Corner Theater, Busan, South Korea. Sabur lives and works in Miami, FL. In 2017, Sabur was an artist-in-residence at the Crisp-Ellert Museum of Flagler College.

PERFORMING ARTS

Maher Beauroy

Pianist

Maher Beauroy is a Martinican pianist, composer and interpreter. After his studies of classical music, he discovered and experienced jazz and contemporary music at the SERMAC. He graduated in Musicology then in Music Business at the Sorbonne in Paris. He developed his musical perspectives to grow his imaginary world. He created the project “Insula” dedicated to the ideas of Frantz Fanon together with the musician Redha Benabdallah. They both presented this project for the first time in the U.S. at the ICA Miami in 2018.

Daniel Dantin

Percussionist

Daniel Dantin is a Martinican percussionist. He stems from a musician family, thus music is part of his environment since his childhood. He graduated highschool with a baccalauréat with music speciality and went to art school in Cuba for 5 years. Once graduated, he moved to Belgium for five years before coming back to Martinique in 2005. He is currently a percussion teacher at the SERMAC. He is part of the Insula Trio during the Tout-Monde Festival opening in 2019.

Fayçal Salhi

Compositor and oud musician

Fayçal Salhi is a young Algerian composer and a oud musician. He uses improvisation and strictness in each of these musical styles in order to seek their reunion and complicity. As a precursor in France of this fusion, Salhi plays his own compositions in every continent, and was awarded in numerous international festivals. He also played along great names in the music industry such as Rodolphe Burger and Gino Sitson. He also staged the theater piece La belle de Cordoue. He is part of the Insula Trio during the Tout-Monde Festival opening in 2019.

DJ Ma Non Troppo

Multi-instrumentalist and band founder

After some years leading Luyano Band, a Cuban-American Miami-based world music project, Michael Gil, multi-instrumentalist and band founder, creates ``DJ Ma Non Troppo``. DJ Ma Non Troppo is a fresh blend of ancestral instruments from different parts of the world with the most up today electronic technology. DJ Ma Non Troppo's repertoire goes from the most subtle and relaxing sounds to the very energetic contemporary electronic music, passing by the blues, rock, classical, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Asian tendencies.

José Bertogal

Choregrapher

Choreographer and co-founder of the Guadeloupean company “MOUNKA”, his choreographic production is the result of 20 years of experience, exchange and numerous creations across Europe and the world. He created the sound and choreography for “Biosphere”, a dance experience mixing hip-hop, breakdance and contemporary art to retrace the evolution of beings and creation of Earth.

Jonathan Colombo

Dancer

Jonathan Colombo is born in Paris from Guadeloupean parents. He followed courses in carpentry and worked as a carpenter for 5 years before deciding to integrate a dance school and continue this path on a professional level. He is one of the dancers of the Mounka company performing the show “Biospshere” at the Little Haiti Cultural Center during the Tout-Monde Festival 2019.

Kenyah Stanislas

Dancer

After his beginnings at a dance school in Guadeloupe, Kényah Stanislas created with his classmates the show “corps à corps”, which was the culmination of several years of work. He joined the company Mounka in 2017. “Biosphere”, presented during the Tout-Monde Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, is his first professional show.

Michael Larifla

Dancer

In 1993, Michael Larifla started his first amateur dance group “RMK Posse” at the age of 12. He had his first professional experiences with the company Moral Soul in Brest (France) from 1999 to 2001. After two years of creative productions in residency at the National Artistic Scene in France “Le Quartz”, he decided to move to Guadeloupe where he validated several diplomas as an educator and animator, especially in street arts. With José Bertogal, he co-founded the company Mounka in Guadeloupe, and has been active as a dancer within this company since 2016.

Michael Top

Dancer

Based in Guadeloupe, Mickaël Top was naturally interested and trained in hip-hop nature dance, before he opened up to different styles and technics. Dance for him is a meeting space between sharing and challenge. He is one of the dancers of the company Mounka performing the show “Biospshere” at the Little Haiti Cultural Center during the Tout-Mond Festival 2019.

Gloriah Bonheur

Actress, filmaker and singer

Originally from Martinique, Gloriah Bonheur lives between Paris and Martinique. She is a multidisciplinary talent: actress, singer and film director. After her graduation at Quebec Cinema and Television School (Canada), Gloriah Bonheur received a multidisciplinary training in Drama (dance, singing, writing, drama direction and film direction). She studied music at Manufacture Chanson in Paris and is also trained in documentary production with the Varan Caraïbes workshop. She is acting in the theater play “Hurricanes”, written by Daniély Francisque and directed by Patrice Le Namouric, and presented for the first time in the U.S. at Koubek Center during the second edition of the Tout-Monde Festival.

Daniely Francisque

Actress

Daniely Francisque is a Martinican actress born in 1972. For over 20 years in the cinematographic field, she acted in more than fifty productions, working as an actress, a dancer and a singer, both on stage and on screen. In 2010, with Patrice Le Namouric, she co-founded the TRACK troupe in which she is an actress, author and director. She is the playwright of “Hurricanes”, presented for the first time in the U.S. at Koubek Center during the second edition of the Tout-Monde Festival. She is currently a resident at the Tropiques Atrium residency in Martinique until 2020.

Patrice Le Namouric

Comedian

Patrice Le Namouric is a Martinican comedian, writer, and director. He studied from 1996 to 1998 at the SERMAC in Martinique and has since launched a series of hybrid and meaningful artistic projects. In 2010 he founded the TRACK troupe with Daniely Francisque to follow the path of a concept, “the theatricality of movement”. He is the director of the play “Hurricanes” written by Daniely Francisque.

Patricia Carby

Performer

Patricia Carby is a performing artist based in Miami, Florida. In 2010, Carby was chosen by Robert Battle, the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, to travel and perform “Battlefield” as a lead dancer in Prague. Carby was awarded the Martha Hill young professional award in Manhattan New York in 2011, and received the Young Arts honorable mention in 2009 in Miami. Carby holds a BFA from University of Florida, and, additionally, trained at New world school of the arts, and has danced as a member of the Peter London Global dance company.

Henri Tauliaut

Artist-research

Living in Martinique, the Guadeloupean artist-performer-researcher Henri Tauliaut has been working for over two decades on the relationship between art and science. He decided to focus his research on two main areas: interactive art and Bio-Art. He has had shown several exhibitions and performances in the Caribbean, South and North America, France, Senegal and China. In 2017, he co-founded with choreographer and dancer Annabelle Guérédrat (Martinique) the International Performance Art Festival (FIAP), organized by their company Artincidence.

Guy Gabon

Artivist, visual artist, eco-designer and filmmaker

Guy Gabon is a Guadeloupean visual and land artist and eco-designer born in 1967. The question of how to stimulate dialogue to instill political, social and ecological action in our societies is what animates Gabon’s work in order to transform the way we look at things. In all her work, she questions the relation between human beings and their natural and urban environment. Her production is based on land art, eco-design, cinema, vegetable graffiti and reverse graffiti. She questions and warns about the imbalances generated by our consumer society.

Anne Meyer

Painter

Anne creates « Maztek » in 2008, an artistic crew which builds projects of dance, vidéodance and performances. She leads pedagogic work for students, and on the psychomotricians high school in Paris. In 2012, she developps and creates professionals pieces of dance in French Guiana : « Les bords sombres » in 2015, « Aquazonia » in 2016. Since 2017, she has been collaborating with Myriam Soulanges and Guy Gabon on the projet « Yué # sororité ». As an engaged artist, Anne Meyer defends an in situ creation, in relation with the peoples and the places they are living in.

Myriam Soulanges

Dancer

Myriam Soulanges is a Guadeloupean dancer and choreographer. In 2010, she created her same-named dance company in Guadeloupe. She decided to focus on a movement that breaks a cutting and sharp energy and kind of hectic gesture, which allows the alterity of the bodies to embrace its whole complexity through space, rhythms and volumes. Her approach follows a dynamic which brings together people. Indeed, when in contact with others, with identities and visions, creativity can transform and grow. For Soulanges, this is the essential idea of a creative act. She created the project « Yué#Sorority » with Anne Meyer and Guy Gabon, which was presented in Guadeloupe and French Guiana, and now for the first time in the U.S. at the Pérez Art Museum Miami during the Tout-Monde Festival.

Rachelle Geneüs

Dancer

Rachelle Geneüs, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, grew up in a traditional family at the Bel Air, before becoming a dancer inside the group Rara Fanm Band, one of the first rara bands organized only by women. These dancers handle drums, percussions, voice, and other musical instruments, with soundtracks composed of syncopated rhythms and vaccine (big horn producing deep sounds) while reinterpreting traditional voodoo songs. Dance is still the real driving force of their work. She is invited to perform in « Raranaval » curated by Giscard Bouchotte in the Design District for the second edition of the Tout-Monde Festival.

Charo Oquet

Interdisciplinary artist and curator

Charo Oquet is a Dominican interdisciplinary artist and curator born in 1952, who now lives and works in Miami. In her work, she explores the poetics related to the construction of a new imaginary in the contemporary Caribbean through video, photography, performance, painting and installation, crisscrossing it with her family history. She focuses on ritual, and on the idea that we can eradicate the silences in which these contexts and imagery have been constructed. She calls her practice integrating Afro-Caribbean folk traditions and participatory social practice “Art of Uncertainty.” She founded the Edge Zones Miami Performance Festival in 2003.

René Schneiderson

Comedian, producer, choreographer and dancer

René Schneiderson, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is an emerging comedian, producer, choreographer and dancer. In 2010, with Jeunesse En Développement (JEDe), he started working on his own theatrical productions, while still collaborating with international choreographers in the dance field and for his performing creations. Within the framework of his participation for RARANAVAL curated by Giscard Bouchotte for the Tout-Monde Festival, he presents “Machann Fèy”, an interpretation of the figure of the seller of medical plants in the Haitian rara.

Nathalie Lezin

Singer, percussionist, story teller and rythm artist

Native of Guadeloupe Island, born in Paris, Nathanza is a singer, percussionist and storyteller living in French Polynesia. She wrote a children book “Tiféfé and the Conch”, in 2015, performed several times in France. She teaches at the conservatory of Colombes and at the Music School of Tahiti in Papeete, French Polynesia. She will present her performance for the first time in a bilingual French-English version at the ICA Miami during the Tout-Monde Festival.

Brandon Cruz

Musician

Brandon Cruz is a Miami-based musician and founder of the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts in 2013. He has been involved in a variety of musical settings : as a classical percussionist, he has performed with the New World Symphony, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Miami Master Chorale, Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston. As a jazz musician, Brandon has performed with several groups including the big bands of Sam Lussier and Barry Mann, the FIU Jazz Lab Band, and NEC Jazz Orchestra. He will be cooperating with Nathalie Lezin at the ICA Miami for the bilingual storytelling performance during the Tout-Monde Festival.

Amed Torecilla

Saxophonist

Caribbean Jazz Proyecto is the union of three Cuban passionate musician with an extensive experience in the Jazz, Jazz fusion popular music from latin, rock to the cuban folklore.

Amed Torrecilla is a composer, besides playing the saxophone flute and the piano, Amed is an avid clarinet player. Rey Guerra, bass player, composer and luthier has been remarked for his multiple collaboration with artists from around the world. Coki Sarria Linares is a self-made and endowed with an amazing energy, mastering the batas drums like the congas, the rhythms of Cuban folklore, ``sound`` and jazz.

Rey Guerra

Guitarist

Caribbean Jazz Proyecto is the union of three Cuban passionate musician with an extensive experience in the Jazz, Jazz fusion popular music from latin, rock to the cuban folklore.

Amed Torrecilla is a composer, besides playing the saxophone flute and the piano, Amed is an avid clarinet player. Rey Guerra, bass player, composer and luthier has been remarked for his multiple collaboration with artists from around the world. Coki Sarria Linares is a self-made and endowed with an amazing energy, mastering the batas drums like the congas, the rhythms of Cuban folklore, ``sound`` and jazz.

Coki Sarria Linares

Percussionist

Caribbean Jazz Proyecto is the union of three Cuban passionate musician with an extensive experience in the Jazz, Jazz fusion popular music from latin, rock to the cuban folklore.

Amed Torrecilla is a composer, besides playing the saxophone flute and the piano, Amed is an avid clarinet player. Rey Guerra, bass player, composer and luthier has been remarked for his multiple collaboration with artists from around the world. Coki Sarria Linares is a self-made and endowed with an amazing energy, mastering the batas drums like the congas, the rhythms of Cuban folklore, ``sound`` and jazz.

SHORT FILMS

Jil Servant

Documentary filmmaker

Originally from Martinique, Jil Servant has been directing documentary films for more than 15 years. His work mixes issues related to identity, social questions, historical research and cultural practices. He directed several fils such as ``A strange arrival`` (2002) bought by the Forum des Images (Paris); in 2004 ``Seasickness``, selected in Vues d'Afrique (Montreal) and FIFIG (Groix); in 2005, ``The Pride to be a negress ``, selected at the Fémi, in 2006,`` Nation, place des Antilles ``, in 2009, ``Chinese immigration to the West Indies-Guyana `` in 2014,`` Les Choix d'Eda ``. ``Guavas for the Road``, his last documentary project completed in 2017, is presented for the first time in the U.S. at the Wolfsonian-FIU during the Tout-Monde Festival.

Khris Burton

Screen writer, film and commercial director, filmmaker

Khris Burton is an award-winning French Guianese and Martinican screen writer, film and commercial director born in 1980. The major subjects in his work are human emotions and psychology. He uses various techniques to integrate as many of these emotions as possible in his movies. His short movie “SOCIETY” was selected by Third Horizon for the Festival Tout-Monde’s premiere in March 2018. His short movie “Enopek” raising environmental issues will be presented at the PAMM for the second edition of the Tout-Modne Festival.

Ian Harnarine

Film director and screenwriter

Ian Harnarine was raised in Toronto, Canada to parents from Trinidad & Tobago. He studied physics and astronomy before getting his MFA from NYU. Harnarine’s film “Doubles With Slight Pepper” was Executive Produced by Spike Lee and won the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Academy Award. His work for Sesame Street has been nominated and won Emmy awards. Harnarine teaches at Trinity College and NYU.

Clari Lewis

Filmmaker and director

Clari Lewis is a storyteller, filmdirector and producer originally from Venezuela. Working on documentaries, she seeks to reveal something unique about every subject and to evoke a moment of reflection. After living for 25 years in the United States, she moved to Puerto-Rico, where she directed her short movie “La Perla after Maria” which as presented at several Festivals, including the European Film Festival presented by the Alliance française of Puerto-Rico. This short-movie is part of the official Third Horizon selection of the Tout-Monde Festival 2019 and presents the devastating impact of hurricane Maria on the population of the island.

Hugo Rousselin

Poet and filmaker

Hugo Rousselin is a poet and a filmmaker. He publishes his first volume of poetry “B. met des bombes” in 2013. The year after, his first short film project is one of the fifteen laureates of the G.R.E.C which allows him to shoot “Pays rêvé pays reel”. At the same time, Hugo Rousselin is an assistant director on various short and feature films. He also keeps up his literary activities by collaborating with the writer and dramatist Julien Gaillard as well as the Tout-Monde Institute in Paris. His short-movie “Viré” is part of the official Third Horizon selection of the Tout-Monde Festival 2019.

Samuel Tanda

Director and filmaker

Samuel Tanda is a Guadeloupean director and filmmaker who produced several short movies such as “Our shadow’s whispers” (2018), one of his major works dealing with the question of memory and history. It will be presented for the first time in the U.S. at the Pérez Art Museum Miami during the Tout-Monde Festival 2019.

Shabier Kirchneris

Filmmaker and director

Shabier Kirchner is a filmmaker and director born and raised in Antigua and Barbuda. He traveled the world as cinematographer and was selected as one of the 10 Cinematographers to Watch by Variety (April 2018). He works on chosen features – Bull, Only You, Skate Kitchen, Sollers Point, Wendy – and commercials, and shoots his own works at home. Shabier’s first work as Director, “Dadli”, was selected by Third Horizon for the Tout-Monde Festival 2019.