Blue Curry (b.1974, Nassau, Bahamas) is an artist working primarily in sculpture and installation who uses an idiosyncratic language of commonplace objects and found materials to engage with themes of exoticism, tourism and material culture.
He has exhibited in the Liverpool, SITE Santa Fe and Jamaica Biennials, the Caribbean Triennial as well as in galleries and institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Art Museum of the Americas, the World Bank, the Museum of Latin American Art, the Frost Museum and the Nassauischer Kunstverein. He is a graduate of the Goldsmiths College Fine Art MFA program. He currently lives in London and works between there and the Caribbean. He is also the Director of Ruby Cruel, a creative space in Hackney, London.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Designer Exotics, Fabrikken, Copenhagen, (2018); J Bar, NLS, Kingston, Jamaica (2018); Dimensión Caribe, Centro León, Dominican Republic (2016); Platform 102, Brussels, (2016); Souvenir, Vitrine Gallery, London (2014); The West 10th Window, Time Equities Art in Buildings Program, New York (2013); New Work, Art First Projects, London (2012); Stranger than Paradise, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Germany (2011); Toomer Labzda, New York (2011).
Selected group exhibitions include: Life Between Islands, Tate Britain (2021); Small Axe Visualities: The Visual Life of Social Affliction: TENT, Rotterdam (2020), Little Haiti Cultural Centre Miami (2019) & National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (2019); The Empire Remains Shop: Grand Union, Birmingham (2019) & Baker Street, London (2016); Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Delaware Art Museum (2019), Portland Museum of Art (2019), The Wallach Art Gallery, New York (2018), The Frost Art Museum, Miami (2017) & Museum of Latin America Art, California (2017); I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not 5, Berlin Biennial special event (2018); Ubersee, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany (2017); out of place, Alice Yard, Port of Spain, Trinidad (2016); Open Air Prisons: Las Antillas por los Antillanos, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California (2016); 2nd Gran Bienal Tropical, Kiosko La Comay, Puerto Rico (2016); 'Sunscreen', online commission, EM15 for the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); The Presence of Absence, Berloni, London (2015); Studio Voltaire Open, London (2015); Unsettled Landscapes: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (2014); Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery, Kingston (2014); Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, London (2013); Friday Late: Flying High, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2013); Earth Works, P.P.O.W, New York (2012); About Change in the Caribbean and Latin America, The World Bank, Washington DC. (2011); City States, 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010); First Triennial of Caribbean Art, Museum of Modern Art, Dominican Republic (2010)
Residencies include World Wide AIR Artist in Residence, FABRIKKEN, Copenhagen, Denmark; NLS Residency, Kingston, Jamaica; National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Residency, Cayman Islands; Cannonball Residency in conjunction with the Perez Art Museum, Miami; Alice Yard Residency, Port of Spain, Trinidad; Centro León Residency, Santiago, Dominican Republic; LoBe Residency, Berlin; Peer Residency, Enclave, London; Fresh Milk Residency, Barbados; Paradise Lodge Residency, India; Omi International Artists Residency, New York.
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