Fall 2012 Mellon Artist in Residence
Born in Port-au-Prince, his parents emigrated to Puerto Rico when he was still a child as a result of political insecurity in Haiti. He received his bachelor of arts from Loyola College in Montreal in 1978. As a graduate of the prestigious École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France (where he lived for eight years), Duval-Carrié’s art combines “African fables, classical mythology, Haitian and world history with contemporary events”. Duval-Carrié makes no pretenses about political neutrality, however. On the contrary, he considers his art to be a reflection of his own political conscious and a mirror of the rapidly changing world.
Edouard will be co-teaching two courses at Duke Fall 2012 as well as offering workshops for students and local artists.
Duke University link: http://latinamericancaribbean.duke.edu/academics/mellon-visiting-professor