Eddy Firmin

Originally from Guadeloupe, Eddy Firmin graduated from the École supérieure d’art et design Le Havre-Rouen, the Institut régional d’art visuel de la Martinique and has a PhD in études et pratiques des arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since 2006 he is leading the Terra Incognita project, an international cycle of artist residencies (Japan, Spain, Zimbabwe, France, Canada). His practice and research question the narrative of art at the foundation of its Caribbean culture, an aesthetic structure that sews Africa to the West. His works are part of several public collections in France and Guadeloupe, notably at the Mémorial ACTe, Caribbean centre for expressions and memory of the slave trade and slavery inaugurated in May 2015.