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Annie Paul | Jamaica

Annie Paul
Art critic, researcher
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Annie Paul has a B.A. (Hons) in English Literature from the Lady Shri Ram College of the Delhi University, India (1976) ; a M.A. in Sociology from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems of the Jawaharlal Nehru University of New Delhi, India (1978) and a B.S. in Journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism of the University of Kansas, USA (1979).

In 2000, she is recipient of Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development grant as to pursue her researches on Jamaican contemporary art.
In 2007-2008, Annie Paul completes her formation at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts of Kingston, Jamaica, by taking a seminar in Curatorial Studies.

Annie Paul mainly works as the Senior Publication Officer at SALISES, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica. She has been occupying this position since 1992.

In parallel of this activity, Annie Paul has a strong involvement in Caribbean contemporary art and is a renowned critic. She has been conducting researches in the field of visual arts in the Jamaican post-colonial context – subjetc on which she is preparing a book.

In 2006-2008, she is part of the jury for the art contest the Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition for the Mutual Gallery of Kingston, Jamaica.
In 2001, she is part of the jury of the 4th Caribbean Biennial at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Annie Paul is one of the founders of the Small Axe magazine in 1997, for which she now is associate editor, and that is currently published by the Duke University Press, USA.

She is a member of the editorial committe of the Caribbean Review of Books, the CRB, since it was created in 1991 ; and in 2003-2004 she contributes to a special edition of BOMB magazine on Caribbean art.

Since 2008, Annie Paul has been redacting her blog Active Voice, for which she received the Jamaica Blog Award for excellence in blogging (January 2012).

Her articles were published in the magazines Small Axe, BOMB, Caribbean Review of Books, South Atlantic Quarterly, Art Journal, Caribbean Beat or Callaloo.

She contributes to the collective book Caribbean Culture: Soundings on Kamau Brathwaite, UWI Press (2007) and is the author of the essay Visualizing Art in the Caribbean for the exhibition Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, USA (2007). She also participated in the redaction of Créolité and Creolization: Documenta11_Platform3 edited by Okwui Enwezor.

In 2001, Annie Paul is invited to participate in the 4th International Symposium Dialogos Iberoamericanos of Valencia, Spain, titled Post Issues : Strategies of Contemporary Creation.

In 2000, it is the inIVA of London, UK, that invites Annie Paul and artist Steve Ouditt to a conversation with Stuart Hall on The Caribbean: A Quintessentially Modern Zone.