He was 24 years old when he started painting. His name is Francis Essoua Kalu, but people shall probably remember him as Enfant Précoce. He’s the nephew of the Cameroonian plasti..
A beach of white sand. The light bleaching from the sky. A girl lying on a red cloth. An eerie bassoon piercing the silence. This is the way in which audiences get their first gl..
Black is beautiful, in Lingala Moindo eza kitoko. A few words which are music to our ears. And yet, they bear the suffering of peoples from all around the world who are still per..
The Covid pandemic has forced many of us to be confined at home and take stock of our life. The dos and the don’ts, the many questions we ask ourselves are taking different shape..
A few weeks ago the news of the event-piece Salvini Nero (Black Salvini) by Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku, one of the first Afro-descendants Italian artists in the Italian con..
Social media gave us the opportunity to be everywhere. GRIOT’s founder, editors and partners are based in Italy, the UK and Germany. But GRIOT was founded in Rome, Italy. Most of..
It’s time for biennials, triennials and art fairs. Here is our selection of art events to keep an eye on—and to put in your diary.
The Stellenbosch Triennale, 11 February – 30..
Sasha Huber is a Swiss Haitian Finnish visual artist born in Zurich, living and working in Helsinki. Part of the Finnish group show SuomIngorgo, curated by Krista Eirene Mikkola ..
Many years ago, on a very hot afternoon, I was enjoying a stracciatella gelato at the ice cream parlour Fior di Latte in Pétion Ville (Haiti), when my brother looked at me and s..
According to nineteenth-century criminologist Cesare Lombroso’s 1876 work Criminal Man—original title, L’Uomo Criminale—the tattooed XIX century man was ancestrally predisposed t..