Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today

Nov 19, 2022 - Apr 23, 2023

About the Exhibition

The 1990s were a period of profound social, political, and economic transformation. From the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc to the rise of transnational trade agreements, the decade’s large-scale shifts ushered in an era of international connectivity and social upheaval. In the cultural sector, art exhibitions expanded and turned global, and dialogues around identity, especially by those who have suffered systemic oppression, were featured front and center in cultural debates. The forces of this pivotal decade also had a major effect on the production, circulation, and presentation of art from the Caribbean.

Taking the 1990s as its cultural backdrop, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today is the first major group exhibition in the United States to envision a new approach to contemporary art in the Caribbean diaspora, foregrounding forms that reveal new modes of thinking about identity and place. It uses the concept of weather and its constantly changing forms as a metaphor to analyze artistic practices connected to the Caribbean, understanding the region as a bellwether for our rapidly shifting times.

The exhibition is curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, with Iris Colburn, Curatorial Assistant, Isabel Casso, former Susman Curatorial Fellow, and Nolan Jimbo, Susman Curatorial Fellow. It is accompanied by an expansive catalogue featuring scholarship as well as extensive plate sections reproducing exhibition artworks in full color. It includes essays authored by Carlos Garrido Castellano, Genevieve Hyacinthe, Aaron Kamugisha, and Mayra Santos-Febres, as well as a roundtable conversation with Carla Acevedo-Yates, Christopher Cozier, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Teresita Fernández. The exhibition is designed by SKETCH | Johann Wolfschoon, Panamá.

Exhibition Venues

ICA Boston, October 5, 2023–February 24, 2024



Adán Vallecillo
Alia Farid
Álvaro Barrios
Ana Mendieta
Candida Alvarez
Christopher Cozier
Cosmo Whyte
David Medalla
Deborah Jack
Denzil Forrester
Donald Rodney
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker
Ebony G. Patterson
Engel Leonardo
Daniel Lind-Ramos
Didier William
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Firelei Báez
Frank Bowling
Freddy Rodríguez
Jeannette Ehlers
Joscelyn Gardner
Julien Creuzet
Keith Piper
Lorraine O’Grady
Maksaens Denis
María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Marton Robinson
Peter Doig
Rafael Ferrer
Rubem Valentim
Sandra Brewster
Suchitra Mattai
Tavares Strachan
Teresita Fernández
Tomm El-Saieh
Zilia Sánchez

Lead individual sponsorship for Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990’s–Today is generously contributed by Kenneth C. Griffin.

Lead support is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris; Zell Family Foundation; Cari and Michael Sacks; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Jana and Bernardo Hees; the Mellon Foundation; Gael Neeson, Edlis Neeson Foundation; and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.

Major support is provided by Julie and Larry Bernstein, Robert J. Buford, Citi Private Bank, Lois and Steve Eisen and the Eisen Family Foundation, Marilyn and Larry Fields, Nancy and David Frej, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Anne L. Kaplan, and Anonymous.

Generous support is provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and by Marisa Murillo.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This exhibition is supported by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program from Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, Ford Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL, and ADAGP.

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