July - August 2006
Erica Moiah James is director and chief curator of the newly established National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. She is a scholar of African diasporic art, specializing in Caribbean art. As the director of a national institution, her recent curatorial and scholarly work has centered on contemporary art history within former colonized societies and the relationship between this practice and the increasingly post-national and globalized discourses of art history. She recently curated an exhibition of African art in the Bahamas entitled What Is Africa to Me? and co-curated an exhibition of contemporary Bahamian art at the Nassaurischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany. Her project at the Clark will explore the development of a new text and various educational materials on Bahamian art history.