Romel Jean Pierre
Photos of this artist's work.
(born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1993)
I always wanted to be a politician until December, 2009 when I discovered art during the first Ghetto Biennale, which was organized by the artists’ collective of Grand Rue called Atis-Rezistans Atis Rezistans. I joined the youth arm of Atis-Rezistans, called Timoun Rezistans and soon after I created a video-graphic performance/citizen media piece called Tele Ghetto Haiti. From September 2011 to the present day, I have been continuing my artistic practice and my works have been shown in: ENARTS in October 2011 for the Transcultural Comptemporary Arts Forum, Quinzaine of the Francophones in Haiti, Delmas City Hall in March 2012, and the Ministry of Culture for Europe Week in April 2012. The videos of Tele Ghetto are on Facebook and YouTube.
Romel is heading the new photography program at the Project HOPE Art Center located at Haiti Communitere, in Port-au-Prince. The Art Center is housed in a converted 20-foot shipping container.
Residency: August-September, 2013
Art Exhibition: September 20 & 21, 2013