Cross Currents: First Cayman Islands Biennial

February 9, 2019 - 9:00am to May 4, 2019 - 5:00pm [EST -05:00]

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Cross Currents Cayman Islands Biennial

Photo Credit: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Facebook page. 

Cross Currents Cayman Islands Biennial

Event Location:
National Gallery
Esterley Tibbetts Highway
KY1-1002 Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in partnership with Butterfield is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Cayman Islands Biennial, and related Art Awards scheme, that will seek to showcase the very latest developments in the contemporary art scene every two years. 

Honouring tradition while reinvigorating historical themes, the 40 participants in this year’s Biennial each represent, in their own distinct way, different approaches to the question 'What is contemporary Caymanian art?’ Through their innovative use of new media and techniques, as well as their engagement with timely social, political and environmental concerns, the artists in "Cross Currents" offer a window into contemporary art making on these shores. Ultimately the Biennial hopes to spark dialogue between artists, educators and the viewing public, and overtime, to raise the international profile of the Caymanian art world by encouraging conversations across the Caribbean region and beyond.

For a full list of all workshops, lectures and events running throughout the Biennial please visit www.nationalgallery/exhibitions/biennial and to participate in the related school programme or book a tour, please email education [at]

General admission and related programming are offered for free.