Take Five in St. Croix

A Survey of Race, Identity, Gender and Power
in the United States Virgin Islands

Take Five 2016 took place from December 4-8th on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The series presented performances, exhibitions, cocktail receptions, private yacht tours and open studios at the University of the Virgin Islands, Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Whim Estate Museum, Buck Island and Fort Christiansvern among other locations.

Photography by Wyatt Gallery and Quiana L. Adams

About Take Five

An Annual Performance and Exhibition Series

in Site-Specific Historical Locations.

University of the Virgin Islands, Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Whim Estate Museum, Fort Frederik, Fort Christiansvaern, The Property of Venus Johannes.


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Site-Specific Art Installations
& Performances

Curatorial thesis explores the intersections of race, power, gender and identity politics related specifically to Caribbean history spread over various locations on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

Engage with the Community
& Learn about St. Croix History

The aim of this project is to establish an annual retreat to St. Croix after Art Basel Miami Beach, attracting a broad international audience engaging with the island's people and shared histories with the U.S., Africa and Europe through the lens of visual and performance platforms.

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Executive Director,

Curator and Producer 
Alaina Simone

Creative Partner

Kharis Kennedy

Cultural Liaisons

Frandelle Gerard of CHANT and

Akua Jackson 


Monica Marin

Carla Acevedo-Yates



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