Friday, February 4, 2022

Artist in residence Pascale Monnin

Lena et Romy from Serie :: Histoire d'O :: O Stories (ink, acrylic on canvas, 150 x150 cm, 2022)


Since mid-January, Alice Yard has been hosting artist in residence Pascale Monnin at Granderson Lab in Belmont. This is our first international residency since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic almost two years ago.

During her time in Port of Spain, Monnin has been working on a series of works on canvas called Histoire d’O :: O Stories, while engaging in conversation with members of the Erthig Road community.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Alice Yard is not able to host a public event or presentation of Monnin’s work in progress. However, anyone interested in meeting the artist and exploring this new work may contact us at to arrange an informal private viewing on Thursday 10 February. (COVID-19 health measures will be in effect: all visitors to Granderson Lab must be fully vaccinated and masked at all times.)

Pascale Monnin’s residency at Alice Yard is part of a multi-year regional exchange organised by Le Centre d’Art in Haiti, with funding from UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity.


Idelmonde Youains from Serie :: Histoire d'O :: O Stories (ink, acrylic on canvas, 150 x150 cm, 2022)

About the artist:

Pascale Monnin was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1974 and was raised in Switzerland where she studied. She currently lives and works in France. This double culture nourishes a complex imagination that she uses in many techniques: she paints, sculpts, engraves copper, creates mobiles, and makes installations, and has shown her art around the world. She founded the cultural association Passagers des Vents in 2010, and with poet James Noël she launched the artistic and literary Review IntranQu’îllités in 2012.

The Galerie Monnin in Port-au-Prince, founded in 1956, is a family affair. Monnin was also artistic director of Le Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince from 2014 to 2016.

She has exhibited at the Grand Palais, the Villa Médicis, Agnès B, the OAS Museum, the Waterloo Museum, the Fowler Museum, and Halle Saint-Pierre, among other venues, and she represented Haiti at the 2011 Venice Biennale. She has works in the collections of the MUPANAH (Musée du Panthéon National Haitian) and Le Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince, and other international museums and galleries.

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