IDB Staff Association Art Gallery Presents Charles Jean Pierre Future Memories: Exploring the Diasporic Imagination

By Editorial Team on March 2, 2020

Thu, 27 February 2020 - Fri, 27 March 2020

Charles Jean Pierre, Haitian-American, Souvenirs Futurs – Future Memories, Acrylic on Canvas multi-media collage, 48×48 inches, 2019.
Currently on view through March 27, 2020.

The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery presents Future Memories: Exploring the Diasporic Imagination, a solo exhibition by Haitian American artist Charles Jean Pierre featuring 11 collaged paintings.

Jean Pierre explores how systems and individual experiences cause migration. These works carry personal stories, as well as stories inspired by Caribbean and Latin American authors.

Jean-Pierre (JP) is a U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist. His work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin and the new U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger. He has participated in two Smithsonian exhibitions and has been invited by the White House to speak on the role of the arts in youth justice. He has curated two exhibitions at the Embassy of Haiti and has been commissioned to create works for the International Monetary Fund and the InterAmerican Development Bank. JP has created public art in Cape Town, Pretoria South Africa, New York, Chicago, DC, Istanbul, Panama, Port-au-Prince, London, and Paris. He has a Master of Arts from Howard University and has studios at STABLE Arts DC and 52 O St Studios in Washington DC.

The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery, located in downtown DC, was established in 1964 to disseminate the various expressions of contemporary art primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean. Now in its fifty-fifth year, it is the oldest in the area to have exhibited the work of more than 500 emerging and renowned artists mainly from LAC. Visit

IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (13th St. entrance) located at 1300 New York Avenue NW.