Annalee Davis
artist, researcher

Annalee Davis’s art practice works at the intersection of biography and history, focusing on post-plantation economies. Her studio, located on a working dairy farm,operated as a 17th century sugarcane plantation, offers a critical context for her practice which engages with the residue of the plantation. Her 2019 bilingual book, On Being Committed to a Small Place was published by TEOR-éTica and launched along with her solo exhibition Heartseed, also at TEOR-éTica, Costa Rica. She is participating in several group exhibitions in 2020 including Seismic Movement- Movement of Goods and People as Colonial Exercise, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh; And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, and The Words Create Images, International Biennale of Casablanca. In 2011, Annalee founded Fresh Milk, an artist-led initiative. She is the co-founder and co-director of Caribbean Linked, an annual residency in Aruba, and Tilting Axis, an independent visual arts platform bridging the Caribbean through annual encounters. From 2016-2018, she was Caribbean Arts Manager with the British Council and part-time tutor at Barbados Community College (2005-2018). She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (1986) and an MFA from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1989).