Thursday, July 21, 2022

Shannon Alonzo, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


Shannon Alonzo is Alice Yard’s fifth artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 18 to 30 July, 2022, she is based at WH22 in Kassel. During this time she will engage in a series of projects which are an extension of work created during her residency at Granderson Lab in 2020, investigating space and collective action in Trinidad Carnival. This will include the video installation Subterranean Sentiments of Belonging, which documents the erasure of three charcoal and graphite murals created over a period of one year on a single wall at Granderson Lab in Belmont, Trinidad.


Shannon Alonzo (b. 1988, St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago) is an interdisciplinary artist focusing primarily on drawing, soft sculpture, and performance. Her practice explores themes of collective belonging, place attachment, and the significance of Carnival ritual to the Caribbean consciousness. She holds a BA from London College of Fashion and a MRes Creative Practice from the University of Westminster. She has exhibited work at Alice Yard, Loftt Gallery, and Black Box in Trinidad and Tobago, Ambika P3 and London Gallery West in the UK, and the Atlantic World Art Fair on Artsy.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Hand to hand

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen

Three activations and a reading by four writers
Saturday 16 July, 2022 / from 6 pm TT time at Granderson Lab, Belmont

 Marlon Griffith’s
Score for a Procession activated at WH22, Kassel

The Book of the Ten Thousand Things, a project by documenta fifteen participants La Intermundial Holobiente, is a polyphonic publication written and edited by fourteen writers and artists from Argentina “to imagine and give shape to a posthuman, non-anthropocentric world where anything and everything is taken into account.” Audience members are invited to explore and interact with the book “as an open archive.”

Score for a Procession is a participatory drawing project conceived by artist Marlon Griffith, connecting people across time and space through the shared phenomenon of a heartbeat.

Carter Drawings, instigated by Nicholas Laughlin, invites participants to enter a poem by the late Martin Carter by transcribing its lines in their own handwriting, creating a tangible archive of “readings” of the poem that are also literal re-writings.

These three projects, linked by a process of hands-on engagement, will be activated at Granderson Lab on the evening of Saturday 16 July, and the results will later travel to Kassel, Germany, to be presented as part of Alice Yard’s participation in documenta fifteen.

On that evening we will also host an informal, intimate reading by four T&T-born writers: Katherine Agyemaa Agard (of colour), Desiree C. Bailey (What Noise Against the Cane), Arielle John (Containing in Itself All Sweetness), and Shivanee Ramlochan (Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting), produced in collaboration with Novel Niche and the Bocas Lit Fest.

All are invited. Audience members are asked to wear face masks and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Luis Vasquez La Roche, artist in residence

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen


Luis Vasquez La Roche is Alice Yard’s second artist in residence at documenta fifteen. From 4 to 17 July, 2022, they are based at WH22 in Kassel. During their time there, they will present a series of performance and video works by themselves and a range of other artists, extending the documenta fifteen lumbung to various past and present collaborators. These include their solo performance work How to Jump the Rope the Right Way; the video installation En Function del Interes Nacional, in collaboration with Mariana Parisca; and Let That Be Your Cautionary Tale, a collaborative project among eleven artists that centres on social behaviour as an extension of structured artwork, using land, performance, collaboration, movement, migration, and history as points of departure.


Luis Vasquez La Roche (b. 1983, based in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago) holds a BA in Visual Arts from the University of the West Indies and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. They have exhibited work and performed in institutions such as Field Projects in NY, ICOSA in Austin TX, Denison Art Space in OH, Deakin University in Melbourne Australia, La Vulcanizadora in Bogotá Colombia, MCLA Gallery 51 in MA, Fresh Milk in Barbados, Alice Yard, Medulla Art Gallery and Y Art Gallery in Trinidad and Tobago, LACE in Los Angeles CA, AIR gallery in NY, The Carr Center in Detroit MI and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond VA. They were the recipient of the Fulbright scholarship in 2018. They are currently a full-time lecturer at the Academy for the Performing Arts at The University of Trinidad and Tobago.

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