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Artist Talk: Christopher Cozier
the silhouette of two people holding gas pumps.

April 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Jacobs Hall

Sliding Scale: $0 - 10


Join us on Free Third Thursday, April 18 for an artist talk with Christopher Cozier, an artist featured in our newest special exhibition Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today. Presented in partnership with the Humanities Center at the University of San Diego.

Christopher Cozier’s work as an artist, writer and curator aims to explore and affect conventional readings of the Caribbean, revealing alternative narratives and interpretations. Investigating the relationship between contemporary and historical conditions in his drawing, prints and installations, Cozier often sets up actions in response to new places and enlists mundane everyday objects along the way. 

Guarantee your entry for the artist talk with a sliding scale donation that supports the programming and operations at MCASD. Choose your contribution on a sliding scale: $2, $5, or $10. Members can RSVP for free. Walk-in access remains complimentary, subject to availability.


  • 6PM: Welcome by Isabel Casso
  • Introduction by Farrah Karapetian, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts at University of San Diego
  • Christopher Cozier artist talk
  • Q&A between MCA Chicago Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates and Christopher Cozier

There will also be a pop-up shop by The Shop in Berglund Lobby.

About Christopher Cozier

Among Cozier’s international presentations and exhibitions are Home /Portal, a conversation with ds4si and Intelligent Mischief, Boston, Kingston and Bogota (2017); Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, MOLAA, Los Angeles (2017); Where Is Here, MoAD, San Francisco (2016); Entanglements, Eli & Edythe Broad Museum, Lansing, US and TEOR/ética, San Jose, Costa Rica (2015); In Development, David Krut Projects, New York (2012); The Global Africa Project, Museum of Art and Design, New York (2010–2011); Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, TATE Liverpool (2010); Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, Puerto Rico (2009); Contemporary West Indian Art, Rockstone and Bootheel, Hartford, US (2009) and Biennial de Cuenca, Ecuador (2009), among others. 

Cozier was an artist in residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien while taking part in the public programme I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not, 10th Berlin Biennial (2018). He also participated in artist residencies at Rising Waters II, Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva Island, US (2016) and Cannonball, Miami (2015). He was the subject of the documentary Uncomfortable: The Art of Christopher Cozier (2006), produced by video artist and writer Richard Fung, and he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2004). 

He received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, US (1986) and an MFA in Visual Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, US (1988). Born in 1959 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Cozier currently lives and works in Trinidad. 


Third Thursdays are made possible with generous support from The Conrad Prebys Foundation.

Related Exhibitions

Top: Christopher Cozier, Gas Men (still), 2014. Courtesy of the artist.