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Ghetto Biennale

Atis Rezistans


  • No ticket required
  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

ALPHA60 Chapter House


  • Accessible Bathroom
  • 75% Visual Rating


  • Mass Participation
  • Standing
  • Immersive
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A metamorphic celebration of Haitian street culture, spirit guardians and revolution. Atis Rezistans (Resistance Artists) are occupying Alpha60 Chapter House.
Ghetto Biennale

Founded in the ‘90s by a group of sculptors including André Eugène, Atis Rezistans is a cross-generational collective from the Grand Rue neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince. They work across art, performance and music and, since 2009, have hosted the Ghetto Biennale—“a response to the lack of international mobility for majority class artists which acts as a barrier between them and the global art world”.

Last year they created a sublime space in St Kunigundis for documenta fifteen in Kassel, Germany. Now Ghetto Biennale transforms the neo-gothic grandeur of Alpha60 Chapter House into an evolving exhibition and gathering space for RISING. There’ll be ritual, music and movement set among a living museum of objects—assemblages, portraits and sculptures that merge human ephemera with rusted machine parts and MTV detritus.

A vibrant, chaotic space concerned, in equal parts, with trauma and healing.

Artistic Team


  • Katelyn Alexis
  • Tom Bogaert
  • Edouard Duval-Carrié
  • André Eugène
  • Leah Gordon
  • Bastian Hagedorn and Henrike Naumann
  • Laura Hayman
  • Michel LaFleur
  • Herold Pierre Louis
  • Evel Romain
  • Claude Saintilus
  • John Cussans
  • Roberto N. Peyre

Ghetto Biennale Curators | André Eugène and Leah Gordon
RISING Curator | Grace Herbert

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Supported by ALPHA60.

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Image Credits

Documenta Fifteen: Ghetto Biennale, Ghetto Gucci Performance by Atis Rezistanns, St. Kunigundis, Kassel, 2022. Photo: Frank Sperling

Documenta Fifteen: Ghetto Biennale by Atis Rezistanns, St. Kunigundis, Kassel, 2022. Photo: Frank Sperling

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