Monday, August 1, 2022

Versia Harris, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen

Versia Harris is Alice Yard’s sixth artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 31 July to 13 August, 2022, she is based at WH22 in Kassel. Her video works They Say You Can Dream a Thing More Than Once (2013) and A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes When You’re Awake (2012) are installed at the Grimmwelt venue for the duration of documenta fifteen. During her time in Kassel, she will produce a series of small drawings and sculptures that intervene and intersect with the Grimmwelt museum space, “drawing attention to secret, discreet, or hidden worlds that may exist parallel to our current reality.” She will also be joined by artists Tessa Mars and Razia Barsatie for a series of informal conversations and collaborations around parallel themes and concerns in their respective bodies of work.


Versia Harris (b. 1990, Bridgetown) is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and work in Barbados. Harris has done a number of residences in the Caribbean and North and South America, including Vermont Studio Center and Alice Yard, Trinidad, and has shown in multiple countries including the UK, China, Nigeria, Russia, Germany, Aruba, and the US. Her first solo show in 2015 in Barbados was titled This Quagmire. She was awarded a Fulbright Laspau Scholarship in 2017 and received her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan USA in May, 2019, where she also earned a Mercedes-Benz Financial Services New Beginnings Award.

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