Felisha Maria Carenage

Felisha Maria Carenage is driven by inherited paradigms of romance and kinship. She uses painting, publications and interactive installations to explore recontextualisations of cultural commodities in language, literature and history. Currently resident in France and Germany, she has also worked, studied and lived in the Caribbean and the United States. Felisha was born in Trinidad & Tobago.

Her post-graduate research, HEIMATSCHUTZ: Colonial Continuities in Schleswig-Holstein’s Harbour Cities examined the inherent inequalities in the architecture and infrastructure of post-colonial cities, and their role in engineering and perpetuating harmful myths in german memory culture, as well as climate hypocrisy. Focusing on colonial traces in harbour cities on and near the Baltic Sea, she worked with Integrative Geographies at the Europa-Universität in Flensburg, which deals with reparative justice, in cooperation with the initiatives Kiel Postkolonial and Flensburg Postkolonial

Parade Créole, her drawing and garment project, centers gendered and racialised identities in domestic, public and professional space. Parade Créole has been shown in varying iterations at Alice Yard//Granderson Lab in Port of Spain, Studio Dem in Brooklyn, SAKUKU in Göttingen, Grind&Shine at the Kunstverein Hamburg Harburg and FREIRAUM at the Museum of Applied Arts, Hamburg. 

Since 2017 she has been an Associate Lecturer in Fine Arts at the Muthesius University of Fine Art and Design in Kiel. She most recently worked with fine art as well as design students on a Glossary, Unbehagen Pflegen, intended to underline the role of decolonial thought as integral – rather than peripheral – to art and design education and practise.

From December 2023 until May 2024, Felisha is on a Rest and Relaxation break. Feel free to buy her a coffee.


November, 2023
Santa Maria Paraffina: Miradores
with Anne Meerpohl, Luiza Furtado
MARKK – Museum am Rothenbaum
Rothenbaumchaussee 64, 20148

April-September, 2023
Unbehagen Pflegen
Fine Arts Department + Diversity Commission
Muthesius University of Fine Art and Design
Kiel and Online

June-October, 2023
Sugarworks: Architektur, Salonfähigkeit und das Exotische um 1773 2023.
part of the exhibition 1773, curated by Jens Martin Neumann
City and Maritime Museum Warleberger Hof, Maritime Museum Fischhalle

October 26-29, 2023
Unbehagen Pflegen