Personal Mythologies

© Courtesy of Cydne Jasmin Coleby, Monica Kim Garza, Anuar Khalifi, Basil Kincaid and cadet capela
© Credits photo: Thomas Marroni

Cydne Jasmin Coleby, Monica Kim Garza, Anuar Khalifi, Basil Kincaid

August 29 — September 23, 2020

54 rue Chapon, 75003 Paris

Personal Mythologies is the first exhibition of cadet capela in its new Parisian space.

This group show takes place in a global context in which the question of identity is at the center of discussions, particularly due to the closing of borders, demonstrations denouncing police violence against African-Americans and, more generally, growing socio-economic inequalities in times of economic crisis.

We are proud to present the work of four international artists: Cydne Jasmin Coleby, Monica Kim Garza, Anuar Khalifi and Basil Kincaid whose works reflect their personal mythologies.

In a world where culture is increasingly globalized, their singular works address the work on memory, whether familial, ancestral or collective, inspired by their own history but also that of their loved ones and their origins. They confide moments of gratitude, sorrow or intense emotions whose autobiographical veracity does not necessarily matter.

These representations of experiences, fantasies or memories are revealed in the gallery in a wide variety of forms ranging from painting on canvas to quilts, collages and various techniques on paper.

Cydne Jasmin Coleby
Lives and works in Nassau (Bahamas)

 “I grew up in a extended family home and was by far the youngest person in my yard. Surrounded by guardians more equipped than I was to take on the world, I always knew what support looked like. I was blessed to intimately understand the value of community since at a young age. The past few months, though filled with unpalatable amounts of tragedy, were also laden with displays of communal support. Sure some of these moments of allyship were performative, but nonetheless it verified our understanding of necessity of the collective.” - Cydne Jasmin Coleby


Monica Kim Garza
Lives and works in Atlanta (USA)

 “Confidently jumping between the mediums, and intertwining them in her practice, she is creating unapologetically honest work that is dominated with care-free, ethically, and racially ambiguous women of color. Constructing her compositions around their curvaceous bodies, deeply influenced by the indigenous ancient art as well as classic Renaissance work, she is in a way reinventing the contemporary portraits and contemporary figurative painting while bringing new point of view to the standardized format.” - Sasha Bogojev

Anuar Khalifi
Lives and works in Barcelona (ESP)

In a world of extremisms, consumption, materialism and manipulation of which we are all participants, I try to create through my work, finite pieces that blend together fact and fiction, distorting the experience of the world and thereby creating in my mind or in the alien one and extension of such experience or a more realistic view of it.” - Anuar Khalifi

Basil Kincaid
Lives and works in Saint-Louis (USA)

I am a Vessel, a Vivid Dreamer, and a World Builder. My work is guided by our connection to ancestral courage, insight, and imagination in concert with contemporary awareness and observation.
My quest is to understand the wild tapestry of my own personal identity and cultural identity within the African Diaspora, contextualized by the scaffolding of my American experience. I practice self exploration, historical investigation, and critical social questioning to cultivate healing on a personal and cultural level, towards the remedy of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
” - Basil Kincaid