Friday, March 17, 2017
RESUME - 2017 - UPDATE
, St. Augustine , Trinidad
and Tobago Caribbean.
#1 Liberty Homes,
St. Johns Extension Road,
Tacarigua Sculptural Play-Space Project-Catalogue
facebook page –
The Paint Installation Project-Catalogue
Facebook darlen projects Page
OBJECTIVES : To make art-design, sculpture in urban, rural spaces.
The Toxic Form Project –
(In development) is the presentation of paintings and sculptures which will tell the tales of the human form in negotiating the urban landscape
The Heights of Aripo Project – Designing around value-added
Collaborators – Aripo Youth Group, Aripo Village Council, University of West Indies, UWI, Geography Dept.
The intention with this project is to create a sustainable development understanding within the village centered around design. The first step being a participatory mapping exercise, which will evolve into deeper conversation around design centered development.
The East Morvant Playspace Project
Client – Member of Parliament for Morvant – Adrian Leonce
Collaborators – University of West Indies, UWI Engineering Dept.
This project focused on designing around memory. This was guided through interaction with the children and adults living within the community. The designs, were then developed further, by UWI, Engineering MFA student, Darrien Charles.
The La Horquetta Edible Playspace Proposal
Client-Councilor Kwasi Robinson, Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation.
The edible playspace was designed to develop a space that operates both as a natural playspace and micro sustainable agricultural project, based within the Phase-5 neighborhood of La Horquetta.
2014. Friday 17 October
The Tacarigua Sculptural Play-Space Project – Official Presentation, Trinidad and Tobago, Hilton Hotel, La Boucan Meeting Room. Here the project was presented to the national community for conversation and support.
2013. January 17 – 7 February.
The Paint Installation Project – Installation of 10 paintings and the 12 posters at Medulla Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, The Caribbean.
THE URBAN HEART BEAT PROJECT – Initiated by the Goethe
Institute and the German Embassy – Was the installation of 9
Artists artworks in city of Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago.
The final presentation being in Berlin, Germany.
Catalog title – De Mi Barrio A Tu Barrio, Street Art in Mexico,
Central America and the Caribbean.
The AlterEgo Project- Is the solo presentation of 15 art-design pieces of furniture. Built in Trinidad & Tobago and reflecting a Caribbean design philosophy, at the Scrip-J Building, 1 Fernandes Industrial Centre, Laventille, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
The Re-human Seat- A seat designed and built for the International Conference - New Geographies, Studies in Postcoloniality and Globalization hosted by the Department of
Liberal Arts & Institute of Gender and Development Studies,
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus,
We the Artists- A group show of the work of local and international artists curated by Nicollette Ramirez.
Installed at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad
And Tobago, January 5th-26th.
One Day Symposium – Art, Design and Architecture – New Perspectives on Caribbean Practice, organized in collaboration with the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI St. Augustine Campus; a component of the UWI Sculptural Project 2007.
The University of West Indies Sculptural Project
Curator of the project that presented seven artists sculptural proposals to UWI management. I also managed the installation of one of seven sculptures designed as part of the UWI Sculptural Project, outside the Main Library, UWI, St. Augustine Campus.
The Red Earth Festival: Built and presented the installation - The Deprivation Chamber at this An Eco Art Festival, Trinidad and Tobago.
Erotic Art Festival – Installed, a poster installation entitled “Trans” at Drink Wine Bar, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Trinidad and Tobago. The festival took over several spaces in the Woodbrook community.
Convener of The UWI Sculptural Project,
Solo exhibition: The Capetown Chronicles Installation, Museum of the City of Port of Spain, Fort San Andreas. Was the installation of street posters, bringing the streets into the Museum space.
Art residency programme (3months) at Greatmore
Studio, Capetown South Africa & Closing Exhibition Entitled Chutney Jam.
Bottom Line Exhibition, A drawing show of 13 artists
held at the Cotton Tree Foundation, St. Ann
Several Group shows held at Eddie Bowen’s Studio
Worked on several independent projects, one of
which was to establish my own company, DArlen
Installation “Red Devil Tail” at Co-Sign, a project of Basso Leonard Architects Collaborative (BLAC), Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Mi Casa Yo Casa – Plans for Resettlement –
An installation of drawings and sculpture, CCA7, Contemporary Art Gallery, Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago
“The House of Hervé meets the House of Dean” – A Collaborative installation with French artist Hervé Chambon, Fort Andreas Museum, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Assistant to the prop master on the film The Mystic Masseur, a film by Merchant Ivory Productions.
Annual Exhibition, Trinidad and Tobago Art Society.
Big River 1999 International Artists Workshop - one of twenty two artists from Trinidad and Tobago and around the world - Caribbean Contemporary Arts(CCA7), Grande Riviere, Trinidad and Tobago.
Gestures: An Installation - first solo exhibition, installed at the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago
Meridian International Exhibition, USA. Traveling exhibition to several US States.
Division of Gender Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Gender Affairs, Government of Trinidad and Tobago and Shebang Media, USA - Conceptualizing videos with other artists -
Mural project: the paddock walls, Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Design and construction of sets for video, AVM Studios, Morvant, Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago Art Society, Annual Exhibition
“Dean & Zoya” Exhibition, Eddie Bowen studio .
Design artist: Crossover Design Ltd.
Young Artists Exhibition , Aquarela Galleries
Art Dept., Trinidad and Tobago Printing and Packaging Ltd.
Trinidad and Tobago Art Society Annual Exhibition, Central Bank, Port of Spain .
Visual Arts Environment Exhibition, Gallery 1234
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.
Creative Arts Centre, Faculty of Arts & General Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus.
Craftsman’s Diploma in Jewelry Design & Production, John Donaldson Technical Institute, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago .
Fatima College (Secondary School).
First prize - Inter American Development (IADB) Bank Design Competition .
Commonwealth Fellowship to the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada .
Setting the goals to develop a multi disciplinarian studio, inclusive of art, design, video and farming.
Report from the Sunday Guardian – Dean Arlen: Big doodles, Big Ideas - http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2013/01/report-from-the-sunday-guardian-dean-arlen-big-doodles-big-ideas/
Taking art and design to the public - http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=107550#folio=110
Design, Architecture in our space – http://www.guardian.co.tt/archives/features/life/2010/09/27/design-architecture-our-space
Torture & Pleasure
Heartbeat in the Barrio: Caribbean and Central American Street Art - https://repeatingislands.com/2012/05/09/heartbeat-in-the-barrio-caribbean-and-central-american-street-art/
CRB – Boon generation – Christopher Cozier - http://caribbeanreviewofbooks.com/crb-archive/11-february-2007/boom-generation/
The diplomacy of Art http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2013-07-04/diplomacy- art