Yornel Martinez is a Cuban artist whose practice emphasizes connections between words and images. The post-conceptualist artist was selected as the fall 2017 resident of the Basel Davidoff Art Residency (October through December). Yornel Martinez is the third artist to take part in the Davidoff Art Initiative’s Basel residency program in collaboration with the Art Institute and Atelier Mondial, following the artists Guillermo Rodriguez and Michael Linares.
The Davidoff Art Initiative, which supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world. The Davidoff Art Residency offers residency opportunities for Caribbean artists in selected leading artist residency programs worldwide, as well as for international artists in the Dominican Republic. These annual residencies aim to connect today’s Caribbean art more closely with the international art world. This video is a short documentary about Yornel Martinez’ residency in Basel.
Yornel Martinez, 2017 Artist in Residence, Davidoff Art Initiative, at Atelier Mondial in collaboration with the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel. Basel (Switzerland), October – December, 2017.
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