Eduard Duval- Carrie
The Miami Art Week collaboration between Faena Hotel and Miami-based contemporary artist Edouard Duval-Carrié was so well received it will remain on display in Faena Library for guests to enjoy through the spring season.
During Miami Art Week 2021, Faena Miami Beach participated in the No Vacancy program. The juried art competition, organized by The City of Miami Beach and Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, celebrates artists, provokes critical discourse, and invites the public to experience Miami Beach’s famed hotels as destination art spaces that are free and accessible to all.
Haitian-born artist, Duval-Carrié’s award-winning work addresses the multifaceted identities that make up the Caribbean diaspora. His mixed-media installation on view at Faena, Engraved Heads and Others from 2021, features 15 framed figures engraved on royal blue plexiglass whose faces collectively tell a story linked to the Caribbean region through their decorative traces.
At heart, Duval-Carrié is an educator. His decades of study are reflected in works that explore the impact of colonialism, politics, and religion in Haiti and beyond, as well as the indomitable spirit of the Caribbean community. The artist lives and works in Little Haiti, Miami, where he’s played a pivotal role in the neighborhood’s revitalization, persuading the city to include an art gallery at the Little Haiti Cultural Center that provides a platform for local artists to exhibit their work. His studio is teeming with a medley of mediums including resin, glass, and glitter, which he employs in his pieces to communicate the complex history of his people.