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'“The art career of Marcel Pinas is definitely on a roll and the artists’ calendar is fully booked the whole year through with activities and exhibitions in different places around the world”

Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event (March –October 2011) Marcel Pinas conveys a clear message through his art: ‘kibri a kulturu’ and deeper still: ‘kibii wi koni’.  Preserve  the  culture and preserve the knowledge/the wisdom. The culture and the knowledge of the maroons are the main theme in all the creations and all the endeavors of Marcel Pinas. Pinas who is himself a descendent from the N’Djuka community of the district of Marowijne has been showing off his pride for his own culture through art for many years now. By doing so he hopes to raise a consciousness amongst fellow maroons, the entire  Surinamese  community  and the whole world about the important role that  cultural  appreciation, a true  regard for that  which is your own, plays  in the  shaping of the pers  onal  identity  of  each person.   In his  case this regards the  culture of the maroons, but his message is Universal.  His dream, his  mission  and all his life’s work is   directed towards a noble and  much  larger  goal.   He is completely  dedicated   to bringing positive change to the district of Marowijne and with his Kibii Foundation he is already making it happen.   Through the TAS (Tembe Art Studio) in Moengo he offers  opportunities for  growth and  development  to  people from local communities, especially the youth. Through education in a broad field of the arts and an ambitious international  artist  residency  program, he is bringing about community development and inspiring hope for a better future.   On June 21st a ground  breaking  exhibition,  the first in a series of art exhibitions  within the  framework  of  the large-scale art event Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event, will open in the KKF. This exhibition consisting of large art objects and art installations with which  Marcel has  earned  great  appreciation  and  recognition  at  exhibitions in  many countries abroad, will be on display from June 21st until June 28th.   At the opening night on June 21st, the new  book  about  Marcel  Pinas.   Artist, more than an artist  will  also  be presented to the public.

From June 29th until July 3rd, the event will be continued with an exhibition displaying new works of art, primarily paintings, at De Hal at the Grote Combéweg 45. In august the exhibition will be relocated to Moengo for a period of three months.

The book Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event can be purchased during the exhibitions in the KKF and in De Hal. http://www.kibiifoundation.org/?page_id=32 http://www.marcelpinas.nl/


Working experience:
1992-present Artistic Employe for Nola Hatterman Institute

Special Commissions:
2008 Moiwana Monument, district Marowijne, Suriname
2006 Reconnecting Africa permanent installation, Tropen museum, the Netherlands

2014 SITElines.2014 – Unsettled Landscapes, Santa Fe, USA (upcoming in July)
2013 Exhibition with goldsmith Ivan Chevillotte, Munich, Germany
2013 Atelier Michel Fedoroff in Bargemon, France
2013 Pigments>Guyanne, Martinique
2012 Maroon culture relocated, Galerie SANAA, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2012 Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
2012 La Liberté PRK No???, Kultuurkaffee, VUB, Belgium
2012 Back to the roots, Magnanerie de Seillans, Seillans, France
2011 Kibii Wi Koni, Beddington Fine Art Gallery, Bargemon, France
2011 Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event, KKF, Paramaribo/ De Hal Paramaribo/ CAMM, Moengo (all in Suriname) and Camp de la transportation, St.Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana
2011 Kibri A Kulturu, Bergen NH, the Netherlands
2011 Kibii Wi Koni, La camp de la transportation, St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana
2011 About Change, World Bank, Washington DC, USA

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Marcel Pinas

Launching Boipili jewelry
Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event - Moengo
Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event - De Hal
Kibii Wi Koni Marcel Pinas The Event - KKF hal
The About Change emerging artists program
Mini feature: What do you choose for?
Marcel Pinas nominated Young Global Leader
Paramaribo SPAN
Artists participating in international exhibitions
Public exhibition by Kurt Nahar and Marcel Pinas
Readytex Art Gallery at NK ‘09
Double feature: Marcel Pinas and Sri Irodikromo
The latest news on Marcel Pinas
"Commonalities" Group exhibit at IVCC
WAKAMAN drawing lines-connecting dots
Update on Marcel Pinas
Latitudes 2006: Marcel Pinas in Paris
Presentation of Catalogue Marcel Pinas
Art installation Kibi Wi Totem
Holland Art Fair 2006
Kokolampu project
Open house 2005
Sanfika, Solo exhibition Marcel Pinas

Date of birth:
22 march 1971

Birth place:
Pelgrimkondre - Marowijne

1987-1990 Nola Hatterman Institute
1993-1994 Schakeljaar Anton de Kom Universiteit
1994-1995 Tekenleraar , I.O.L.
1997-1999 Edna Manley College, Jamaica, selected Top Student for 1999 graduating class
--- Several workshops by foreign artists, Suriname
2005 Residency at the Vermont Art Center, USA
2007-2009 Residency at the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, the Netherlan

1999- Edna Manley College for Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica
Chosen Top Student 1999 graduating class
2003 Business Finance Art Award, Utrecht Nederland
2005 First price art structure, Bewegeter Wind Duitsland

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