9. Adler Guerrier

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9. Adler Guerrier

Adle Guerier explores the psycho-geography of the urban landscape. By wandering the streets of Miami, he creates a narrative of place, and gives a portrait of the everyday. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Guerrier lives and works right here in South Florida. The artist uses drawings, collage, photo, video, sculpture, and installation to explore race, class, and culture. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts and has gone on to exhibit all over the world. Guerrier was selected for participation in the 2008 Whitney Biennial with his installation untitled (BLCK-We wear the mask), which examined the 1968 Liberty City riots. 

Last winter, Guerrier was included in a group show at the Tate Liverpool, Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic. His work has also been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Studio Museum in Harlem, and David Castillo Gallery, where he's represented. His work has appeared in Art In America and the New York Times.

Guerrier is currently working with local bookmakers Name Publications. According to the artist, "The book is a photo-based project of images shot in my backyard and the abstract language derived from the color palette found in that space." Sounds intimate, intellectual, and tropical. You can see his work up now at Girls' Club in A Longer Shinbone and Celebrating 40 Years of Library Excellence at Miami's Main Library. Visit his website for more information.

1. List five things that inspire you.

-A well-crafted voice
-Selfless acts
-Anachronistic narratives
-The Caribbean.

2. What was your last big project?
The Island, an exhibition that I participated in, this past december.

3. What's your next big project?
A book, Color of Quotidian Place, to be published by Name Publications.

4. Why do you do what you do?
It is important.

5. What's something you want Miami to know about you? What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?

I enjoy most dishes that includes eggs and butter.

The Creatives so far:

10. Susan Lee-Chun
11. Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes
12. Beatriz Monteavaro
13. Timothy Buwalda
14. Edwidge Danticat
15. Juraj Kojs
16. Cat Dove
17. Campbell McGrath
18. Frances Trombly
19. Jose Mertz
20. Emma Trelles
21. Pablo Cano
22. Natasha Tsakos

23. Freegums
24. Aurora Natrix
25. Gean Moreno
26. Yaddyra Peralta
27. Barron Sherer

28. Brigid Baker
29. Daniel Fila
30. McLaine Oberhellmann
31. Fro Rojas
32. Annie Hollingsworth
33. Preston Allen
34. Cristina Molina
35. David Josef Tamargo
36. Jillian Mayer

37. Alfonso Vega
38. Natasha Lopez de Victoria
39. Aholsniffsglue

40. Heather Maloney
41. Jorge Rubiera
42. Elaine Lancaster
43. Nick Duckart
44. Danielle Estefan
45. John Dufresne
46. Monica Lopez de Victoria
47. Bill Bilowit
48. Alette Simmons-Jimenez
49. Tawnie Silva
50. Ginger Bardot
51. Jonathan David Kane
52. Naomi Fisher
53. Rocky Grimes
54. Teresa Barcelo
55. Paul Tei
56. Lee Materazzi

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