Felisha Maria Carenage
Felisha is driven by inherited paradigms of romance and kinship. She uses painting, texts and interactive installations to explore recontextualizations of cultural commodities in language, literature and history. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, she currently lives in France and Germany.
Her post-graduate project, HEIMATSCHUTZ: Colonial Continuities in Schleswig-Holstein’s Harbour Cities examines the inherent violence in the architecture and infrastructure of post-colonial cities, and their role in engineering and perpetuating the myth of german memory culture. Focusing on colonial traces in harbour cities on and near the Baltic Sea, she works with Integrative Geographies at the Europa-Universität in Flensburg, which deals with reparative justice.
In 2021, with the funding of the BBK Bundesverband, she developed the artistic dress project, Parade Créole, based on the impulses of Anna Muthesius’ Das Eigenkleid der Frau (1903) and Frantz Fanon’s Peau noire, masques blancs (1952). This project explores the feminized , racialised body’s intimate negotiations of europeanised space, as well as phenomena of research aesthetics. Drawing Breath, a limited edition Artist’s Book, is the documentation of this work.
Since 2017 she has been an Associate Lecturer in Fine Arts at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Art and Design in Kiel.
October- December, 2022
October, 2022 – March, 2023
Towards a decolonial feminist art practise in Kiel
Fine Arts Department + Diversity Commission
Muthesius University of Fine Art and Design
Kiel and Online
(Reading 27.08.22 at 11:00)
Parade Créole: Drawing Breath
Museum of Applied Arts
Festival der partizipativen Räume
National Museum of Wales
October- November, 2022
Anti-Racist Curation at the Milk of Dreams,
Biennale di Venezia