Name

Kimani Beckford

About

General
Born November, 1988 in St. Catherine- Jamaica.

Achievements
2014 The Dawn Scott Memorial Award, Jamaica
2011 Recipient of The Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture, Jamaica.
2010-2011 Carreras Scholarship recipient, Jamaica.
2010 First Jamaican to represent in the second edition of the UNESCO Art Camp in Andorra, Spain.
2010 Plaque of Appreciation for Contribution towards THE REBRANDING OF THE J.C.D.C., Jamaica.
2000 Certificate of Appreciation, HEART TRUST N.T.A. In recognition of valuable contribution to “SALUTE THE YOUTH” CHARITY PROJECT, Jamaica.
2007 Certificate of Merit, J.C.D.C. National Visual Arts Competition, Jamaica.
2006 Certificate of Merit (4) J.C.D.C. National Visual Arts Competition, Jamaica.
2006 Silver Medals (4), J.C.D.C. National Visual Arts Competition, Jamaica.
2005 Certificate of Merit (2), J.C.D.C. National Visual Arts Competition, Jamaica.
2005 Bronze Medals (3), J.C.D.C. National Visual Arts Competition, Jamaica.
2005 Excellence in G.C.E Visual Arts, Jamaica.

Selected Exhibitions
2014 National Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica.
2014 Social Atrocities, Olympia Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica.
2012 National Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica.
2012 Hidden Sense 2012, Stuttgart, Germany.
2011 ART FRESH 2011, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica.
2011 Edna Manley College of Arts Final Year Exhibition.
2010 Color the planet, UNESCO, (travel exhibition) Paris, Madrid, Spain, Lisbon, Andorra.
2010 Ara Art Gallery, Ordino, Andorra. Question Me Black, Studio 174, Kingston, Jamaica.
2009 Curator’s selection, Cage Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica.
2009 (October) First Sunday Brunch, Guiding Light Charity, Kingston, Jamica.
2009 (July) First Sunday Brunch, Guiding Light Charity, Kingston, Jamica.
2007 Liguanea Festival of Fine Arts & Photography, Kingston, Jamaica.
2007 J.C.D.C. National Arts Exhibition, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica.
2006 J.C.D.C. National Arts Exhibition, Bloomfield House, Mandeville, Jamaica.
2005 J.C.D.C. National Visual Arts Exhibition, Shortwood Teachers’ College Auditorium, Kingston,Jamaica.
2004 NCB Bank, May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica.
2004 K.I.D.S. Art Expo Auction, Hilton Poolside, Kingston, Jamaica.

Publication/Featured
2014 August 26, 2014-
http://digjamaica.com/blog/2014/08/26/3-pieces-of-art-that-will-make-you-think/
2014 July 4, 2014- Susumba website.
http://www.susumba.com/art-design/reviews/social-atrocities-three-young-artists-speak
2014 June 29, 2014- Jamaica gleaner.

2013 March 26, 2013- Listed among other recipient on National Centre for Youth Development website.
http://www.youthjamaica.com/content/list-recipients-pm-youth-awards
2013 February 10, 2013- Featured in article on Amjamin blog.
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130210/arts/arts1.html
2012 Featured in J.C.D.C. Cultural Magazine “A CULTURAL JOURNEY 1963-2012 on page 48
With works illustrated on page 7 & 11.
2011 Featured in “THE JAMAICAN” magazine on page 56.
2011 Mutual Gallery website.
http://mutualgallery.com/kbeckford.html

2010 September 10, 2010- Listed among other recipient for Carreras Scholarships.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/career/Carreras-awards-3-5-million-in-scholarships-bursaries_8032354
2010 August 15, 2010- Highlights in the Jamaican Sunday gleaner.
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100815/arts/arts4.html
2010 March 2, 2010- Jamaican observer-
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/TEE-Mar-2-news_7451733