Curriculum vitae

Education & Residencies

  • 2012
    Residency at VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Brussels, Belgium
  • 2007-2009
    Residency at the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2005
    Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, USA
  • In between
    Several workshops by international artists, Suriname
  • 1997-1999
    Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica (selected Top Student for 1999 graduating class)
  • 1994-1995
    Art teacher training, I.O.L., Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1993-1994
    Transitional year Anton de Kom University, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1987-1990
    Nola Hatterman Art Institute, Paramaribo, Suriname

Work Experience

  • 2015
    Organized Moengo Festival of Visual Arts, Tembe Fu Libi, Moengo, Suriname
  • 2012
    Launch of ‘Boipili’, Marcel Pinas’ own line of silver jewelry inspired by maroon culture
  • 2011
    Founder of CAMM - Contemporary Art Museum Moengo, Suriname
  • Since 2010
    Nominated and elected as Young Global Leader to the YGL community, part of the World Economic Forum. Since then participated in numerous YGL meetings and conferences in several countries worldwide.
  • 2010
    Founder Kibii Wi Foundation and TAS - Tembe Art Studio in Moengo, Suriname, where people from local communities are trained in several art forms
  • Since 1992
    Artistic employee at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy

Awards

  • 2005
    First price for art structure, Bewegter Wind, Germany
  • 2003
    Business Finance Art Award, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1999
    Edna Manley College for Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica, Top Student 1999 graduating class

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016
    San Mi Abi, Gallery Patries van Dorst, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
  • 2016
    Eside Tide Tamaa, Gallery Readytex, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2016
    KIbri A Kulturu, Gallery Beddington Fine Arts , Bargemon, France
  • 2015
    Kibri a Kulturu, Smith Daidson Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2014
    Kibri a Kulturu, Beddington Fine Art Gallery, Bargemon, France
  • 2013
    Kibri a Kulturu, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2012
    Maroon culture relocated, Galerie SANAA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2012
    Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
  • 2012
    La Liberté PRK, Kultuurkaffee, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), Belgium
  • 2011
    Kibii Wi Koni, Beddington Fine Art Gallery, Bargemon, France
  • 2011
    Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event, Camp de la transportation, St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana
  • 2011
    Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event, De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2011
    Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event, comprehensive exhibition of installation art, KKF, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2011
    Kibri a Kulturu, Bergen NH, the Netherlands
  • 2011
    Kibii Wi Koni, La camp de la transportation, St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana
  • 2009
    Kibii Wi, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • 2009
    Kibri a Kulturu, Gemak, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2008
    Beddington Fine Art Gallery, Bargemon, France
  • 2007
    Kibri a Kulturu, Cayenne, French Guiana
  • 2007
    Kibri A Kulturu, Artlease/Contemporary Art, The Netherlands
  • 2007
    AFAKA,Herman Krikhaar Gallery, Sallernes, France
  • 2006
    Kibii Wi, Camp de la Transportation, French Guiana
  • 2006
    Kibri a Kulturu, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2003
    Tembe, Readytex Art Gallery,Paramaribo, Suriname

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Group exhibition, Galery Autobody Alameda, San Francisco, USA
  • 2017
    Group exhibition, Zwart glas, 2.0 CBK Kunstcafe Zuidoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017
    Jamaica Biënnale, Kingston Jamaica
  • 2016
    Group exhibition, Ondes “imprevuess” ”turning tide”, Memorial ACTe Parboussier, Guadeloupe.
  • 2016
    Group exhibition, Zwrt Glas, Glass Museum, Leerdam, The Netherlands
  • 2015
    Opening exhibition of new location Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2014
    SITElines.2014 – Unsettled Landscapes, Santa Fe, USA (upcoming in July)
  • 2013
    Exhibition with goldsmith Ivan Chevillotte, Munich, Germany
  • 2013
    Atelier Michel Fedoroff in Bargemon, France
  • 2013
    Pigments>Guyanne, Martinique
  • 2012
    Havana Biënnale, Cuba
  • 2012
    Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio/ The Studio Museum/ Queens Museum, New York, USA
  • 2012
    Who More Sci-Fi Than Us, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, the Netherlands
  • 2012
    Back to the roots, La Magnanerie de Seillans, Seillans, France
  • 2011
    About Change, World Bank, Washington DC, USA
  • 2011
    Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean interventions, OAS, Washington DC, USA
  • 2010
    Kunst is Kracht, Readytex Art Gallery in De Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2010
    National Art Fair (NK '10), Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2010
    Lilly's Galerie, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2010
    Sribi Switi, San e Psa, Pulchri Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2010
    Paramaribo SPAN, DSB Bank, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2010
    Bienale du Marronage, Matoury, French Guiana
  • 2010
    Sure Suriname, Arti 10, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2009
    8 December public art installation, Fort Zeelandia, Suriname
  • 2009
    National Art Fair (NK '09), Suriname
  • 2009
    Licht aan Zee, Den Helder, The Netherlands
  • 2009
    Kréyol Factory, Paris, France
  • 2009
    Havana Biënnale, Cuba
  • 2009
    Wakaman Exhibition, Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2008
    De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2008
    Open Ateliers, Rijksacademie Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2008
    MK Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008
    Art Fair, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2007
    Latitudes 2007, Paris, France
  • 2007
    National Art Fair, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2007
    Open Ateliers, Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2007
    Art Move, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2007
    Infinite Island-Contemporary Caribbean Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
  • 2006
    Latitudes 2006, Paris, France
  • 2006
    Holland Art Fair, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2006
    Kunst uitgepakt, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • 2005
    Moved Wind Art, Sachsenberg, Germany
  • 2005
    Open House Exhibition Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2004
    Paris Cayenne, French Guiana
  • 2004
    Open House Exhibition Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 2003
    Art Gallery Otrabanda Vieja, Curaçao
  • 2003
    Galerie De Pauw, Buren, the Netherlands
  • 2003
    Erfenis van Slavernij, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2003
    Ancestral Whispers, Bolivar Gallery, Jamaica
  • 2003
    Exotic Caribbean, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, the Netherlands

Public Art Installations

  • 2008
    Moiwana Monument, district Marowijne, Suriname
  • 2008
    Faaka Tiki, Moengo, Suriname
  • 2007
    Afaka, Abadoekondre, Suriname
  • 2006
    Reconnecting Africa permanent art installation, Tropenmuseum, The Netherlands
  • 2006
    Totempole art installation, Fort Zeelandia, Suriname
  • 2005
    Kokolampu for the occasion of 30 years independence, opposite Fort Zeelandia, Suriname
  • 2005
    Sanfika, Sachsenberg, Germany
  • 2004
    Fu Memre Moiwana, district Marowijne, Suriname

Publications

  • 2015
    Tembe Fu Libi, catalogue of exhibition Tembe Fu Libi, part of the Moengo Festival of Visual Arts
  • 2012
    Sranan Art Xposed (SAX6) edition 6, July 2012
  • 2011
    About Change-In Latin America and the Caribbean, Catalogue about the About Change Art Program of the World Bank in Washington DC, 2010/2011
  • 2011
    ARC magazine, issue # 3, 2011
  • 2011
    Sabaku, Suriname airways inflight magazine, August-October 2011 edition
  • 2011
    Sranan Art Xposed (SAX5) edition 5, September 2011
  • 2011
    Marcel Pinas. Artist, more than an artist, second catalogue about Marcel Pinas
  • 2010
    Wrestling with the image-Caribbean interventions, digital catalogue of the exhibition at the OAS (as part of the About Change program of the Worldbank)
  • 2010
    Paramaribo SPAN, catalogue of the exhibition
  • 2008
    Wakaman. Drawing lines-connecting dots, catalogue of the exhibition
  • 2006
    Kibri A Kulturu, first catalogue about Marcel Pinas