Caribbean in Motion lands at the IDB

Exhibit brings to DC a contemporary sample of animation and animated video art that showcases the potential that Caribbean animators offer to the world.

Image from animated video by Steven Schmid, Bahamas

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in partnership with the Anime Caribe Caribbean Animation Festival, presents “Caribbean in Motion: Improving Lives through Artistry and Animation.” This exhibit is a tribute to The Bahamas, host of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the IDB-IIC Boards of Governors. The video art exhibit will showcase works by Caribbean artists at the IDB’s Cultural Center in Washington, DC, and will open to the public on April 14, 2016.

Caribbean in Motion explores the multifaceted social and economic benefits generated by the animation industry, underscoring the importance of nurturing a vibrant creative economy. Animation, the art of illustrating video sequences, has huge potential as both a business and an art form that supports sustainable social and economic development in the Caribbean.

While animation might be perceived primarily as a commercial endeavor, by recognizing animators as artists, the IDB exhibit will encourage the development of technical skills, imaginative thinking, and innovation. Caribbean in Motion will highlight some of the most captivating and imaginative animation and illustration in the Caribbean today, including works by Makesi Aquan, Danielle Blaize, Mathew Hudson, Alison Latchman, Anieph Latchman, Wendell McShine, Khia Poitier, Ansar Sattar, Steven Schmid and Marlo Scott.

Caribbean in Motion which will run through July 2016, is free and open to the public. Schools and special group visits can be accommodated with private guided tours upon request.


 Contemporary Animation and Video Art Exhibit


 April 14 - July 29, 2016


 11AM- 6 PM | Monday – Friday



IDB Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave., NW, Washington D.C., 20577

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean.The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.