BARBARA PREZEAU STEPHENSON is a visual artist and cultural activist, born in 1965 in Port-au-Prince.
Her art has been exhibited in numerous museums around the world, including the Monterey Museum in California, The Museum of Modern Art of San Diego, the Frost Art Museum in Florida, The “Musée du Grand Palais” in Paris, The museum of Haitian Art and the MUPANAH in Port-au-Prince.
She also participated and represented Haiti in different biennials in Havana, Dakar and Venice. In addition to her artistic work, Barbara Prézeau Stephenson has been very active in the Haitian and Caribbean cultural communities.
In 1999, she created the AfricAméricA Fondation. The cultural center was transformed into the George Liautaud Museum and is now located in the center of the artistic village of Noailles in Croix-des-Bouquets. Starting in 2000, she launched the Transcultural Contemporary Art Forum of Haiti, which was the first biennial and contemporary art event of this scale taking place in Haiti.
Barbara Prezeau Stephenson is the author of many articles on the Haitian and Caribbean contemporary art scenes. The artist wrote an essay on the impacts of the Haitian art industry on the economy of the country.
Barbara Prezeau Stephenson is now considered as a reference in the Haitian cultural sector and her art can be found in the principal Haitian and Caribbean art collections.