Michael D. Linares is a Puerto Rican artist who works in a variety of media. He currently (October – December 2016) lives and works in Basel (Switzerland) thanks to a three-month artist residency at Atelier Mondial in collaboration with the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design. The residency is part of the artist residency program of the Davidoff Art Initiative, which supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world. The Davidoff Art Residency offers residency opportunities for Caribbean artists in selected leading artist residency programs worldwide, as well as for international artists in the Dominican Republic. These annual residencies aim to connect today’s Caribbean art more closely with the international art world. This interview accompanies the short documentary on Michael D. Linares’ residency in Basel. Michael D. Linares talks about his stay in Basel, his sources of inspiration, and current and future projects and exhibitions.
Interview with Michael D. Linares. Davidoff Art Residency, Atelier Mondial in collaboration with the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel (Switzerland), November 11, 2016.
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