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John Beadle | The Bahamas

Born in 1964 in Nassau, The Bahamas,
Lives and works in Nassau, The Bahamas
Installation, sculpture, painting

John Beadle holds a BFA in Painting from the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), he also completed a MFA in Painting at the Tyler School of Art within the Temple University. He could travel to Rome, Italy thanks to the RISD’s European Honor Program.

Individual exhibitions by John Beadle

The John Beadle Project at the NAGB of Nassau, Bahamas (2013) or Nature’s Lines : New Works at the Central Bank of The Bahamas à Nassau (2012).

Collective shows

Master Artists of the Bahamas at the Waterloo Centre for the Arts of Iowa (2011-2012) ; I am Bahamian… I eat conch salad at the Hub Gallery in Nassau (2010) ; Funky Nassau / Rediscovering Identity at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and at the Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Germany (2006) ; Big River 3 at the Little Carib Theater of Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (2006) ; Transforming Spaces at the Post House Studio Gallery in Nassau (2005) ; Taylor & Beadle at the Doongalik Gallery in Nassau, Bahamas (2004) ; Connections at the Pro Gallery of the College of The Bahamas in Nassau (2004) ; One Man’s Vision at the D’Aguilar Collection (2003) ; 24 x 24 at the Popopstudios in Nassau (2003) and On the Edge of Time : Contemporary Art from the Bahamas at the IDB Cultural Center in Washington D.C., USA (2000).


Jonh Beadle also participated in the 1st and 2d Caribbean and Latinamerican Painting Biennial at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Santo Domingo (1992, 1994) and to the 23d International Biennial of São Paulo, Brazil (1996).

He also showcased his works in the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ NE (national exhibitions) : NE3 (2006) and NE2 (2004).

Interview of John Beadle

John Beadle exhibits a new piece in the International Pavilion of the BIAC Martinique, Biennale Internationale d’Art Contemporain, dont la première édition se tient du 22 novembre 2013 au 15 janvier 2014 which first edition is held from November 22, 2013 to January 15, 2014 and which theme is “On the Resonance of the Literary Outcry in the Visual Arts“. For this need, Uprising travelled to the Martinique from November 19 to 26 to report on the event and conduct a series of interviews of the organizing team, the invited curators, the artists in residency and the artists from the International and Martinican Pavilions. In November 2013, John answered to our questions on his artistic practice and the piece presented in the biennale. Read more