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Pogus Caesar

Born, 1953 in St. Kitts/St Christopher

Pogus Caesar was born in St Kitts, in the Caribbean (more formally referred to as St Christopher) and grew up in Birmingham. A curator, photographer, and artist, Caesar was particularly active in these capacities in the 1980s. Caesar was included in the line-up for The Black-Art Gallery’s debut exhibition, Heart in Exile (1983). The following year, with Lubaina Himid, Caesar co-selected Into the Open, regarded as the first major exhibition of work by the 1980s generation of Black artists. Into the open remains one of the most important exhibitions of the decade, as it provided a blueprint for a significant number of subsequent exhibitions by Black British artists.

Caesar has over the course of his career, photographed a significant number of Black artists. These portraits include Shakka Dedi and Eugene Palmer.

Related items

click to show details of CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONS IN BRITAIN - catalogue

»  CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONS IN BRITAIN - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Heart in Exile

»  Heart in Exile

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1983

Related exhibitions

»  Heart in Exile

Group show at The Black-Art Gallery. 1983

Related venues

»  The Black-Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom