Diaspora-Artists logo


Nari Ward

Born, 1963 in St.Andrews, Jamaica

From the archived Documenta 11 website : www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

“Nari Ward uses detritus collected from public environments to create sculptures, installations, and enactments replete with personal experience. Using his seemingly endless collection of dated household items such as washing machines, stereos, ironing boards, baby carriages, and bed springs, Ward transforms a gallery setting into a playground for the imagination. In his installations Ward uses bits of his autobiographical history, that are woven as a micro-narrative into the meta-narrative of postcolonial exchange, producing experiences full of ambiguity and layered sentiment.”

Related items + view all 7

click to show details of Documenta 11- Frieze Review 1

»  Documenta 11- Frieze Review 1

Review relating to an exhibition, 2002

click to show details of Documenta 11- Frieze Review 2

»  Documenta 11- Frieze Review 2

Review relating to an exhibition, 2002

click to show details of Documenta 11_Platform 5 : Exhibition / Catalogue

»  Documenta 11_Platform 5 : Exhibition / Catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2002

click to show details of Documenta 11_Platform 5 : Exhibition / Short Guide

»  Documenta 11_Platform 5 : Exhibition / Short Guide

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2002

click to show details of In the heart of the black box

»  In the heart of the black box

Article relating to an exhibition, 2002

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Documenta Halle

Kassel, Germany