b. 1985            Lives and works The Bahamas

2007-09         MA The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London

2003-07         BA Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London


2019              Tessa Whitehead..there are always two deaths, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas

2016              Tessa Whitehead, VoltaNY, with POPOPstudios, ICVA,New York

2015              Paintings 2008-2013, POPOPstudios ICVA, Nassau, The Bahamas                         


2019             ‘beginning’, The Brighton Storeroom, Barbados

                      Hard Mouth: From The Tongue of The Ocean, permanent exhibition, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

2017             Übersee, Halle 14, Spinnerei in Leipzig, Germany

                        Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics, permanent exhibition, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

                        This is Yours, That is Mine, The D'Aguilar Art Foundation, Nassau

2016              Something About Failure, Austin Forum, London, UK

2015             Nassau Calling, curated by Amanda Coulson and Uli Voges, HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

                      A Call for Drawings, project by Klaas Hoek, BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2014             Video Islands Film Screeningcurated by María Elena Ortiz, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

                        NE7, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas

                        Show Off, with Heino Schmid, LeandaKateLouise, London, UK


Central Bank of The Bahamas

The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, The Bahamas

University College London  


2019            Artist-in-Residence - The University of Leeds, UK

2014            Chisenhale Studio4 Residency, London


2016             Shortlisted for Bahamian Icon Awards for VoltaNY exhibition

2013             Shortlisted for the Well’s Art Contemproary, Well’s Museum, UK

2012             Shortlisted for The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2011              Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London, UK

2009            William Coldstream Memorial Prize, UCL, London


2019             Tessa Whitehead….there are always two deaths, Amanda Coulson, Holly Binoe, Rose Davey & Natalie                                    Willis, exh. cat., National Art Galllery Bahamas

2019             Reconnecting to the Devine Feminine by Blake Fox for The Nassau Guardian, May 11 2019

2019             The NAGB presents two breathtaking Exhibitions, Dr. Ian Bethel Bennet, The Nassau Guardian, May 4th

2018             New Gallery Challenges Expectations with Artistic Exchange in Assemble, Arc Magazine 2018

2016             Conceptual Art and Breaking down Caribbean Stereotypes, Royann Dean for Arc Magazine Online, March                            22nd

2016             Creative Careers: Artist and Curator, Nassau Guardian newspaper 2016

2014             Ease and Passage, Tessa Whitehead, www.popopstudios.com, 13.6 2014
                      ‘Show-Off’, London, Varala Maraj for Arc Magazine online, 23.12.2014

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