Current and Former Fellows


Shannon Alonzo
Artist Fellowship

During her CCI Fellowship, Shannon Alonzo will engage in drawing, soft sculpture, and performance to deepen her research on Caribbean Carnival and the female body as a site of liberation. Through dedicated studio production, Alonzo seeks greater understanding of the ephemeral cycles that exist in Carnival praxis, when the people give themselves over to the transience of the moment and its inevitable loss. 

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Farihah Aliyah Shah
CCI + WOPHA Fellowship

Using photography, video, sound, and installation, Farihah Aliyah Shah’s research and lens-based practice explores themes such as identity formation, the colonial gaze, migration, race, connectivity to land, and collective memory. In the context of her CCI fellowship, Shah will expand two ongoing bodies of work: Along the Demerara and Looking for Lucille. Shah will share her research outputs in the international symposium “On the Edge of Visibility,” which will take place at PAMM in October 2023. 

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Petrina Dacres
Research Fellowship

Petrina Dacres’s current book project After-History?: The Heroic Image in Contemporary Caribbean Art analyzes the various ways that Caribbean artists have utilized, critiqued, and redefined the conventions of heroic representation since the 1990s. Within the context of the CCI Fellowship, Dacres plans to complete the introduction to her book while also exploring selected works by artists represented in PAMM’s collection. 

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Abel González Fernández
Research Fellowship

Highlighting the cardinal presence of women artists within the Cuban and Caribbean modernism periods, Abel González Fernández’s research project Architecture of “enclosed spaces” attempts to expand the narrative of Cuban modernism art history, not only by reconstructing the modernist ideology that framed the creation of modern objects, but also exploring how women artists situated within it developed their voice and perspective.

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Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich
Artist Fellowship

During the Fellowship, Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich will work on the production of her ongoing film project focused on the legacy of writer, anti-colonial, and feminist activist Suzanne Césaire, and the installation version of the artwork Too Bright to See, which will premiere at PAMM in April 2023. For the shooting of the film, Hunt-Ehrlich will collaborate with actors, musicians and community members from the Francophone and Caribbean diaspora in Florida.

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Guillermo Rodríguez
Artist Fellowship

Proposing artworks as tools of perception, during the fellowship period Guillermo Rodríguez will explore two parallel investigations. Turning “satellitally” inwards, his screen-prints series Doppler Landscapes proposes an atmospheric conception of landscape. His Interstellar Topographies, a series of large-scale tactile sculptures, translates astronomical data into three-dimensional objects based on models developed by NASA and other agencies for the blind-visually impaired (BVI) community. This fellowship is present in collaboration with Bakehouse Art Complex.

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Eliazar Ortiz
Artist Fellowship

The project Guáyiga Maniel by Eliazar Ortiz proposed the recovery of the legacy, memory, and ancestral knowledge of Afro-Antillean cultures through artworks made with organic materials and pigments collected from his own natural environment in the Dominican Republic.

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Monica Sorelle
Florida-based Artist Fellowship

Haitian-American artist and filmmaker Monica Sorelle expanded the project Reeds/Wozo, a collection of works utilizing video, photography, and sculpture that engages the history of Haitian people, specifically women, as the poto mitan, or pillars of society, despite the weight of political and international pressure on the island. This fellowship is present in collaboration with Bakehouse Art Complex.

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Erica Moiah James
Florida-based Research Fellowship

Florida-based Research Fellow Erica Moiah James focused on developing a chapter for her second academic book, which aims to historicize the concept of the global over a period of 500 years through a series of artworks created in the Caribbean, from the landing of Columbus to the present day. During the fellowship year, James studied a series of contemporary works in PAMM’s collection that directly engage notions of time, history, and the decolonial process in ways central to the project. 

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Jessica Taylor
Research Fellowship

Jessica Taylor, a curator and researcher from Barbados currently based in London, engaged in a close study of a selection of works in PAMM’s collection by artists from the Hispanic and English-speaking Caribbean to explore the significance of travel, movement, and cross-border exchange for creative practitioners from the region, and consider the relationship between production and travel in the formation of collections of Caribbean art today.

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Ronald Cyrille
Artist Fellowship

During the fellowship period, Ronald Cyrille had a studio for art production at Mémorial ACTe, Centre Caribeén d’Expressions et de Mémoire de la Traite et de l’Esclavage, in Guadaloupe, where he created a series of artworks that will be part of an upcoming exhibition and publication organized by Mémorial ACTe.

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Julián Sánchez-González
Research Fellowship

During the fellowship, Julián Sánchez-González expanded his research on art and spiritualities in the Caribbean by engaging with artworks from PAMM’s collection. 

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