Kingston Biennial Exhibition at The National Gallery

  • Dates: December 6, 2021 - June 30, 2022

12-14 East Street, Kingston, Jamaica,

(876) 922-1561/3


  • Presented By: Institute of Jamaica
  • Location: Institute of Jamaica
  • Dates: December 6, 2021 - June 30, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Address: 12-14 East Street, Kingston, Jamaica,

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) has postponed its new flagship exhibition the Kingston Biennial until December 5, 2021.

Pressure is the theme of the 2021 Kingston Biennial which will feature the work of artists based locally, and in the Caribbean Diaspora, selected by the curatorial team. The curatorial team is being led by David Scott, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, founder and editor of the journal Small Axe, and curator of Caribbean Queer Visualities and "The Visual Life of Social Affliction."
Scott is joined by co-curators O’Neil Lawrence, the Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica; Wayne Modest, Head of Research for Material Culture for the Tropenmuseum, Museum Volkenkunde, the Afrika Museum and the Wereldmuseum, in the Netherlands; and Nicole Smythe-Johnson, writer and independent curator, currently a PhD student at the University of Texas, Austin.

The exhibition was originally scheduled to open on December 13, 2020.

National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) Opening hours:

Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10 am - 4:30 pm | Fridays: 10 am - 4 pm | Saturdays: 10 am - 3 pm.

Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11 am to 4 pm