Artist Talk

Gherdai Hassell

Please note that this event is now fully booked. We will be streaming it live on the BNG instagram account – follow along @bermuda_nationalgallery.

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Click here to register for tickets for a talk by Gherdai Hassell, brought to you by the Department of Culture in partnership with the Bermuda National Gallery to celebrate the opening of her first solo exhibition I Am Because You Are.

Driven by an exploration of her own ancestral heritage, in this exhibition the former Biennial artist examines the lasting impacts of slavery; re-imagining the identities of enslaved Bermudians in a series of striking portraits, installation and text inspired by historic photographs discovered in the Bermuda Archives.

Gherdai Hassell was recently named by Wide Walls magazine as 1 of ‘5 Emerging Black Artists to Collect Now‘. She is currently an MFA student at the China Academy of Art and is the host of the Art Affects podcast which celebrates contemporary art made by and about people of the African diaspora.

Registration is free. Spaces are strictly limited due to coronavirus restrictions. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to register.

The event will be filmed and shared by both the Department of Culture and the Bermuda National Gallery at a later date.