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Commemorating the Triangular Slave Trade: Billy Gerard Frank Venice Biennale 2022
February 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
In recognition of Black History Month, the UCE of FIT holds a virtual talk with multimedia artist Billy Gerard Frank. At this talk, he will discuss his work for the forthcoming 2022 Venice Biennale.
Billy Gerard Frank
Frank was born in Grenada, West Indies, is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, production designer, and founder of the Nova Frontier Film Festival & Lab, showcasing and incubating the works of filmmakers and artists from and about the Global African Diaspora, The Middle East, Latin America. He is also a Lecturer in Directing and Design in the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. Frank’s research-based practices mine and address issues of migration, race, and global politics, relating to gender, minority status, and post-colonial subjects, challenging normative discourses around them. He moved to London as a teenager, where he began painting and exploring experimental video art and installation before moving to Brooklyn, New York where he is now base. His mix-media artworks and films have been exhibited and screened in group and solo shows in museums and institutions like Brooklyn Museum (2020); Yale, and international film festivals like the Berlinale, Sundance, among others. He represented Grenada at The 58th La Biennale di Venezia 2019 and has the honor of being one of the artists in the collective representing Grenada in the 2022 La Biennale once again.
This virtual event is free and open to the public; join via Webex on the date and time of the event.