Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator
Rosie Gordon-Wallace is a recognized curator, arts advocate, community leader and pioneer in advancing contemporary diaspora art. She founded the Diaspora Vibe Culture Arts Incubator (DVCAI) in 1996 to serve as a local and global laboratory dedicated to promoting, nurturing, and cultivating the vision and diverse talents of emerging artists from the Caribbean Diaspora, artists of color and immigrant artists. Twenty-six years later, DVCAI is recognized as a global resource and one of the region’s leading platforms dedicated to providing diaspora artists with a venue to explore and experiment with new forms and themes that challenge traditional definitions of the Caribbean and Latin American art. DVCAI artists have traveled and engaged in conversations with artists in France, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Antigua, Suriname, Guadeloupe, and Belize. In addition to her service on several prominent boards, she is an active member of the PAMM Fund for African American Art and serves on The Cultural Affairs grant panels for Miami Dade County and Florida State’s Department of Cultural Affairs. She serves on the Museum Association of the Caribbean curatorial selection board. Her awards include the Knight Foundation Cultural Award, The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Third Annual Calabash Amadlozi Visual Arts Award, International Businesswoman of the Year, One of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals to name a few. One of her most recent curations is Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from The Creole City which opened at the Corcoran Art Museum, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture and the Miami Design District Art space. Chromatic Cogitations: Rhythm Reboot closed January 2022 at Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, Colorado. Closing at Oolite in Miami Beach is Order My Steps: There are no answers here, move on; a solo exhibition of Roscoé B. Thické, African American, local photographer who runs February 9 through May 15th. Opening May 22-October 2nd is a solo exhibition IM(O)ther Threads of the Maternal Figure at The Sarasota Art Museum featuring Katrina Coombs. A strong schedule of curatorial projects exists in the pipeline, with the proudest accomplishments the launch of DVCA~eye the new photo-collective launched March 1st, 2022.Under Gordon-Wallace’s leadership, DVVAI intentionally develops artistic platforms that encourage maturation of emerging artists.