Fascinated by the history of his native country, Viktor El-Saieh draws from the folklore, myths, traditions, and political leaders that shape Haitian culture. In this conversation, he speaks about his artistic beginnings, the development of his career, his relationship with Caribbean art, his interest in interrogating Haiti’s role in the Americas, and in defining his own as an artist.
Arasay Vazquez was born and raised in Cuba. She obtained a BA in Art History from the University of Havana and worked for five years as curator at the Visual Art Center of Villa Clara, Cuba. Based in Miami since 2016, Vazquez graduated of MFA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Practice from Florida International University (FIU). She has worked as the collection and stewardship assistant at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum and the Wolfsonian-FIU. Currently, she is a Citi Foundation Museum Management intern in Curatorial and Publications at PAMM.