Together with Sasha Dees, a curator specialised in the area of the Caribbean, we have granted Sharelly Emanuelson the Thami Mnyele Foundation Award for Sharelly to stay in the residency in the last months of 2019 till January 2020.
Born and raised in the Dutch Caribbean, studied film in the Netherlands and returned home to be able to tell universal and intimate stories from the Dutch Caribbean islands and the larger Caribbean region.
While she is continuously sharpening her own aesthetic and signature, she keeps looking for new ways of representation and angles of approaching the themes and discourses she is interested in. With striking observations, she takes us into another world that is always very personal. Sensitive topics are portrayed in a pleasant, non-radical way with humoristic insinuations.
Her films and film installation have been screened at different festivals and exhibitions. Apart from winning the audience award in 2011 at the Africa in the Picture film festival she received the Master award at KABK in 2014 and just recently received the encouragement spotlight Award of 2018, requesting her to continue making work. Emanuelson is also the founder of Uniarte, a non-profit, artists led organization on Curacao.
Sharelly Emanuelson was nominated for the Volkskrant Fine Art Prize 2020 (Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2020) and has won the Public Favorite Prize.
31 JAN 2014: The ongoing Conversation #1.6
Sharelly Emanuelson: Hidden Transcripts (A Life Set Event)
an exhibition with Cecilia Bengtsson / Sharelly Emanuelson / Hannah Dawn Henderson / Annabel Kanaar / Quenton Miller / Sara Pape
A series of six one-day events in collaboration with the Master Artistic Research
In the exhibition, entitled Hidden Transcripts , the autobiographical, fiction and documentary will all come together in an event. The setting is a colorful one containing glitter, feathers and confetti. There will be music and the public is invited to also wear Carnival masks. In the space there will be several video projections containing artistic as well as archive material from, among others, footage relating to Caribbean protest actions in The Hague in 1969, the year that an act of revolution took place in Curacao. During the event everything that happens in the exhibition space is being filmed as a kind of ‘live set’, turning those present into actors and becoming the basis from which a later video work will be created.
The evening will feature a guest lecture by Charissa Granger at 20.00
The Ongoing Conversation offers a series of fast-paced one-day exhibitions, conceived as a dialogue rather than a series of isolated events. During three weeks the exhibition spaces will become a stage for orchestrated ambiguity, paradox, spectatorship and theatricality. From Melville to Wikipedia, from post-colonial questions to universal issues as love and death; all of this will be explored and performed in six mini solo-exhibition events.
Featuring a range of international artists, each exhibition is complemented with an invited guest who will lecture, perform or participate.
This project is the outcome of a collaboration between 1646 and the Master Artistic Research, The Hague.
The Master Artistic Research is a postgraduate study for artists, based at the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2020