My Momentum 2016 Experience – A Few Notes on the Ecologies of Art


Veerle Poupeye is an art historian and curator specialized in Caribbean and Jamaican art. Veerle Poupeye holds a Master’s degree in Art History from the Universiteit Gent in Belgium and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, USA. Her publications include the books Caribbean Art (1998), which was published in Thames and Hudson’s World of Art series, and Modern Jamaican Art (1998), which she co-authored with David Boxer, and many essays, research articles and exhibition catalogue essays on Jamaican and Caribbean art and culture. She has previously worked as a Curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica, as Coordinator of the Visual Arts programme of the MultiCare Foundation and at the Edna Manley College, where she served as Research Fellow and the Curator of the College’s CAG[e] gallery and of the Final Year exhibitions. She has also taught Art History, Visual Studies and Curatorial Studies at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Emory University, New York University and the University of the West Indies. She is since 2009 the Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica.