The first iteration of the CCI Fellowships was launched in the fall of 2020 with a pilot program focused on art production and research on Caribbean contemporary art practices. Adapting to the current landscape, the inaugural fellowship program combined virtual engagements with local and international partnerships. The recipients of the inaugural CCI Fellowship are Ronald Cyrille (Artist Fellowship) in collaboration with Mémorial ACTe in Guadeloupe, and Julián Sánchez-González (Research Fellowship).
During the fellowship, 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. PAMM facilitated meetings between the artist and international curators and scholars, commissioned texts about his practice, and provided financial support for the residency at Mémorial ACTe.
To read more about Cyrille’s work, click here.
Julián Sánchez-González’s fellowship followed a hybrid model, which included remote research in Bogotá and a short-term visit to Miami. During the fellowship, Sánchez-González was able to engage firsthand with artworks from PAMM’s collection and establish connections with the local artistic community. Additionally, PAMM arranged virtual conversations between the researcher and international scholars.
To read more about Sánchez-González’s work, click here.