Kevin
Osepa

Kevin Osepa is a visual artist born and raised on the island of Curaçao and is now based in the Netherlands. His work revolves around his identity and the Afro-Caribbean identity in a post-colonial world. Within his work, he attempts to sketch this identity and the stories he tells often have a very personal starting point and are always aiming at the collective Afro-Caribbean identity. While the themes he explores are autobiographical, his work can also serve as a quasi-anthropological study. Using different (experimental) techniques, he creates visual stories that explore themes such as afro spirituality, sexuality, masculinity, decoloniality, and family.

Award and honours

  • 2019 Winner ING Unseen Talent Public Award 2019(01)
  • 2019 Unseen Futures Talent Platform(02)
  • 2019 Mondriaan fund Young Talent Grant(03)
  • 2018 Shortlist Unseen Dummy Awards (Mester blousé book)(04)
  • 2018 Nomination Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2018(05)
  • 2017 Nomination Steenbergen Stipendium 2017(06)
  • 2017 Nomination HKU Award 2017(07)
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