Suelin Low Chew Tung is Grenada’s sole representative at the International Year of Water Cooperation art exhibition to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in September.
The Inter-Art Foundation Aiud, Romania was established in 1998 to provide an alternative approach to displaying contemporary art by thousands of artists from different countries of the world, through its Mail Art Exhibitions.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Inter-Art invited artists from all member countries of the United Nations to mark the International Year of Water Cooperation, under the theme ‘United Nations: Nations, Water, Cultures’.
Suelin submitted three mixed-media artworks ‘The Water People’, one of which is shown on page 50, of the online catalogue. All artists’ works will become part of the foundation’s archives.
Suelin’s body of work explores life and history specific to her island environment, separate from the much-touted Caribbean idyll. Her work has been shown at three editions of the Biennal d’Art de Corbera d’Ebre,Tarragona,Spain among other events. She has presented papers positing Grenada’s traditional masquerades as art object/subject, outside the realm of carnival at conferences in Grenada, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Two of her papers are in publications by the University of the Netherlands Antilles, and the University of Puerto Rico. This past June, she presented at the Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference held in Grenada. Her paper on the Grenada National Art Collection, Economic Deal for Grenadian Artists was part of the panel on Constructing Visual Records of Caribbean Culture.