Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Introducing Lara Dahlmann and Tessa Mars

Artists in residence, October to December 2015

In the final quarter of 2015, Alice Yard is hosting two artists in residence, Lara Dahlmann (October to November) and Tessa Mars (October to December).

Lara Dahlmann is a German artist, living and working in Hamburg. She graduated with a diploma in illustration from the University of Applied Sciences and received a travel grant from the DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service to visit Trinidad and complete her studies in 2000. She later participated in residencies at Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Trinidad in 2006, and at La Paternal Espacio Proyecto in Buenos Aires. Dahlmann has exhibited in various spaces in Hamburg and Berlin, and at the Leopold-Hoesch Museum in Düren. For more information on her work, visit

Tessa Mars is a Haitian visual artist living and working in Port-au-Prince. She completed her bachelor’s degree in visual arts in France, at Rennes 2 University in 2006. From 2006 to 2013 she worked as a cultural projects coordinator at Fondation AfricAméricA. Her work has been exhibited in Haïti, Canada, France, Italy, and the United States. In 2015 she was awarded a travel grant by the French Institute (“Visa pour la creation” programme/Afrique et Caraïbes en Création), and is subsequently in Port of Spain for a three-month residency at Alice Yard. During her stay she will be shaping her personal mythology and exploring how new surroundings influence our narratives. For more information, visit

Both artists will give public presentations of their work at dates to be announced.

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