The Seawall, Georgetown, Guyana. Image by Candace Ali

The Guyana Project


Grace Aneiza Ali was born and raised in Guyana, South America—a homeland she cares for deeply. Her work portfolio includes several ongoing projects dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural production of Guyana and its diaspora.

 

Talks | Lectures

cropped-Inauguration_of_railroad_bridge_brazil_1888“A Portrait of Migration in the Guyana Photographic Archive” Photography and Migration, Colby College, Waterville, Maine. April 23-25, 2015 

Karran_WEB_SIZE“A Conversation on Photography in Ethiopia and Guyana,” Independent Curators International, New York City, New York. April 28, 2015. 

https_proxy“Framing Black/Brown Bodies,” Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories, New York University, Florence, Italy. May 28-31, 2015. 

visual-culture-pineda224x188“Guyana Family Photographs,” Contemporary Caribbean Visual Culture: Artistic Visions of Global Citizenship, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. June 12, 2014

ICI Curatorial Symposium“Guyana Modern,” Curating Now: A Public Symposium, Independent Curator’s International, New York, New York. September 30, 2014. 

scarville_passports_x“A Worldview from Guyana,” Visually Speaking, New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center, New York. April 24, 2014.  

“Artist Salon: Guyanese Contemporary Art,” OF NOTE magazine, Brooklyn, New York. June 10, 2012   

 

 

Writing: Contemporary Art and Photography

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Exhibitions


 

Un | Fixed Homeland

Aljira: The Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey
Curator: Grace Aneiza Ali
2016 (upcoming)
Un | Fixed Homeland will feature photographers from Guyana AND its three largest diasporic cities: New York City, London, and Toronto who engage and trouble the idea of Guyana as a ‘fixed/unfixed homeland,’ an evolving diaspora, and the dynamic relationship between the two.


Addis Foto Fest

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Guest Curator: Grace Aneiza Ali
December 2014

In 2014, for the first time, the Addis Foto Fest featured a Collection from four photographers of Guyanese heritage: Keisha Scarville, Roshini Kempadoo, Sandra Brewster, and Nikki Kahn. Grace Aneiza Ali served as a guest curator and curated the Guyanese Collection.

 

Film


 

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A Story of A Guyanese Family” — A Short Film by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris via the Digital Diaspora Project that explores migration, family archives, and the photographic image as social memory. Spring, 2012. [photos]


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Visually Speaking: A Worldview from Guyana” — New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center. Award-winning photographers Nikki Kahn and Keisha Scarville discuss their artistic visions and portfolios and explore their ongoing work to tell Guyana’s stories and to counter historic and contemporary stereotypes about the country. Hosted by Grace Aneiza Ali. (April 24, 2014)

Press

Grace Ali. New York Times 1The New York Times

474647_4239503391799_1933642440_oThe Guyana Times

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Guyanese Of Note

An evolving list of Guyanese Artists, Photographers, Filmmakers, and Cultural Producers creating groundbreaking work.