Bermuda Artists

Gherdai Hassell

In Her Own Words

Driven by an exploration of her own heritage, in I Am Because You Are, Gherdai Hassell examines the lasting impacts of slavery: re-imagining the identities of enslaved Bermudians in a series of striking portraits, poetry and installation inspired by the Bermuda Slave Registers and historic photographs in the Bermuda Archives. 

To accompany the exhibition we have produced a film in partnership with the Department of Culture in which the collage based artist discusses the approach to her first solo exhibition, how she hopes to create a safe space and why all Bermudians should come in to experience it. 

Gherdai Hassell photographed by Akil Simmons for Royal Gazette.