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Dominique Brebion

Born in 1951 in Martinique Fort-de-France
Lives and works in Martinique

Graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme (Paris) and holder of a DEA in modern literature Les Armes Miraculeuses by Aimé Césaire and Les Armes Enchantées by Wifredo Lam or the Dialogue du Scriptural et du Figural Arts advisor to the Regional Cultural Affairs Board of Martinique (Ministry of Culture) since 1987.

Selection organiser for Martinique for the Sao Paulo International Biennale (Brazil) in 1994, on the theme: “bursting the frame”; and 1996 on the theme: “dematerialising art”; and for the National Black Art Festival in Atlanta (USA) in 1996. Selection organiser for Martinique’s entries to a number of Caribbean events such as Carib Art (Dutch Islands 1992), the Carivista (Barbados 1998), Migration in the Caribbean Diaspora (University of Central Florida 2001), for the cycles Femmes, formes, foules (2006), Métaphores du corps (2007), Ecritures photographiques et territoires (2008) of Martinique’s CMAC scène nationale as well as the exhibitions Atlantide Caraïbe (2008) and Vous êtes ici (2010) put on at the Fondation Clément.

Coordinator of several artist residences in Martinique: Georges Rousse, François Bouillon, Alan Sonfist, Nils Udo, Jean Clareboudt. Jury member in several inter Caribbean biennales (Biennales de peinture de la Caraïbe et de l’Amérique Centrale held in the Dominican Republic in 1992, 1994, 1996, 2010 amongst others). Founding member of the South Caribbean section of Association Internationale des Critiques d’art (AICA – SC) in 1998 and chairwoman of this section since 2007. Founder of the review ARTHÈME in 1999.

– Art Absolument – spécial Caraïbe Octobre 2011 : Etre ou ne pas être caribéen – ISSN 1634-6556
– Arte Sur – volumen 2 1-2010: : Recovering the lost memory – RNPS 0614-ISSN 2222-6966
– Small Axe – SX30 2009: Memory and the contemporary visual arts of the francophone Caribbean – ISSN 0799-0537
– Art Absolument n°25 2008 : L’art actuel de la Martinique, du singulier à l’universel – ISSN 1634-6556
– Artheme n° 17 2006: Comment la photographie traverse – t elle quelques pratiques contemporaines de la Martinique – ISSN 1292-3745
– Artheme n° 14 2004: Scriptural ou figural ? – ISSN 1292-3745
– Artes en Santo Domingo Ano 3 n°10 2004 : Martinica, un porvenir por construir – ISSN 1681 – 1577
– Artheme n° 10 2002: Signes en drive, migration et diaspora dans la Caraïbe – ISSN 1292-3745
– Portulan, esthétique noire ? 2000 : Des récurrences thématiques dans l’art contemporain antillais – ISBN 2- 911412-02-08
-1492-1992, un nouveau regard sur la Caraïbe : Regard sur la création plastique à la Martinique, 1992 – ISBN 2-9506463-0-1


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