1973 Born 20 February  in Jacmel, Haiti

1994 – Hotel La Jacmelienne where I first met Jonathan Demme who bought several of my painting. Featured in his book ISLAND ON FIRE with a foreward by Edwidge Danticat

Exhibitions of papier mache sculptures

Director/Founder of the mascarade group LA PAIX en 1990 a 1998

2000-2004 Founding member and Artistic Director of KAY (kominote Atis Yo)

2004 -2007 – Director of CFAJ  – Jacmel Center for Training in the Arts

Awards and Recognition:

2000 *1st Prize for the  Carnival  Theme:  Famous people of the 20th Century

2007*1st Place for the Lionel Simonis Prize Vampire

2007 *1st Place – Minister of Culture of Jacmel
the same mask won two awards

Commissions:

2007 – Musée d’ethnographie de Genève , Switzerland Exhibition: Le vodou, un art de vivre
from December 5th 2007 to August 31,  2008  – Opened in Geneva and has traveled throughout Europe. Didier was commissioned to create  a representation of the ceremony of Bois-Caiman, which in 1791 launched the slave revolt in the island of Santo Domingo – BOUMAN & FATIMA – larger than life figures.

2009 – Werewolf – commissioned by La Paix de Jacmel to create this figure for them

2010 – NYC Halloween Parade – Masks and Costumes

Workshops:

2007 – Workshop papier mache  –  BROOKWOOD SCHOOL in GLOUSCESTER, Mass
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2007 – Conference on Haiti at MONSSERAT COLLEGE,  Boston, Mass

2007 – SANTA FE,  New MEXICO at the  FOLK ART MARKET

2010 Weslyan University, Middletown. CT – November 1-6

2010 Brown University, Providence, RI – November 8-10

Lectures:

2007 – The Papier Mache Tradition of Jacmel  Monsserat College, Boston

Exhibitions:

1990 – Group exhibition of paintings at LFAGO in Jacmel

1994 April – May  Chamber of Commerce, Port-au-Prince

1995  1994 – First One-Man Exhibition in Jacmel

1996  Three murals
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1997 – February : Exhibition organized by the Alliance of Jacmel on the occasion of Carnival.

1997 – May:  Exhibition organized by the Alliance of Jacmel and the Cultural Center  – in the public library of Jacmel

2002 – November – Invitational by the University of Notre Dame Haiti, organized by l’UNDH(universite Notre dame d’Haiti)

2003- 2004  FOSAJ (Fondation Sant d’Art jacmel)
May  exhibiiton at the Hotel Florita of jacmel  Vodou Riche,Chicago

2006 et 2007  – Two installations at CFAJ dedicated to two deceased artists from Jacmel – Jean Rony David and Lionel Simonis, two pioneers in the art of paper mache.

2007 – Novembre  Exhibition at Seattle Central Community College, Seattle WA.

2008  JAC-MEL-ANGE  – Organized by The Alliance Francais in Jacmel.

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