Andre Eugène was born in downtown Port-au-Prince in 1959. He is a leading figure in the artists’ collective known as Atis Rezistans and a broader movement known as the Sculptors of Grand Rue.
Eugène fused the fetish effigy with an apocalyptic MTV futuristic vision. Much of his work is figurative using human skulls for heads and imbued with a bold sense of irony, sexuality and humour.
In 2006 Andre Eugène contributed to a large-scale collective sculptural work, which is a permanent exhibit at the International Museum of Slavery in Liverpool. His work has been shown at the Muesum of Ethnography, Geneva; at the Parc de la Villette, Paris; the Fowler Museum, UCLA., Los Angeles; Nottingham Contemporary, UK, Pioneer Works, NYC, MOCA.NM, Miami and at the Grand Palais, Paris. His work was included in both the Haitian Pavillions at the 54th Venice Biennale. Andre Eugène is the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale, which has been held in Port-au-Prince since 2009. In 2015 Andre Eugene and Leah Gordon were the recipients of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean and in 2022 Eugene and Gordon curated and exhibited in the prestigious documenta fifteen in Kassel, Germany and were awarded the AICA prize for best exhibition of the year. Andre Eugene’s work is in the collection of the Milan Triennale Sculpture Park.

Selected Exhibitions
2024 UMOCA, Salt Lake City, Utah
2023 RISING, Melbourne, Australia
2022 documenta fifteen
2019 POTOPRENS, MOCA, N. Miami, US
2018 POTOPRENS, Pioneer Works, NY NY
2018 Tiandi Art Center, Beijing, China
2017 Hierophant, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2017 Chita Tann, Havre Magasinet Museum, Boden, Sweden
2016 Milan Triennale Sculpture Park
2014 Haiti: Two Centuries of Artistic Creation’, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2013 Atis Rezistans at Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK
2013 Toward a Creole Procession, in collaboration with CCA at Luggage Store, San Francisco
2012 Kafou: Haiti, History & Vodou, Nottingham Contemporary, UK
2012 In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles
2012 Sculpture Commission for ArtReach, Cultural Olympiad, UK
2012 Folk Badji with Jeremy Deller’s Folk Archive, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
2011 Haiti: Royaume de ce Monde, Agnes B, Paris, France
2011 Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale
2011 XISM, Etnografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Brown University, Providence, USA
2010 24-Month Meditation, Venice, Italy
2010 Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009 Kreyol Factory, Parc de la Villette, Paris
2009 Global Caribbean Project, Art Basel, Miami, USA
2008 Vodou Pafum, MEG, Geneva, Switzerland
2007 Freedom Sculpture, International Museum of Slavery, Liverpool
2007 Vodou Riche, Colombia College, Chicago, USA
2007 Influences Caraibes, La Dynamo, Paris, France

Selected Publications
Leah Gordon & Joshua Jelly-Shapiro (ed.s), PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince, (Pioneer Works Publishing 2021)
Leah Gordon (ed.), Ghetto Biennale | Geto Byenal 2009-2015, (No Erasure Publishing 2017)
Alex Farquharson & Leah Gordon (ed.s) 'Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou', (Nottingham Contemporary 2012)
Don Cosentino (ed.) 'In Extremis: Death & Life in 21st Century Haitian Art' (Fowler Museum, UCLA & University of Washington Press 2012)
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