The artists whose work appears in the exhibition are Sandra Brewster, Gerald Cyrus, Rik Freeman, Juan Erman Gonzalez, Mark Steven Greenfield, Karen Hampton, Germaine Ingram, Francis Tre Lawrence, Precious Lovell, and Tim Whiten. Focusing on each artist’s process, the exhibition features a range of media—including installation, work on paper, video, painting, textile, watercolor, and mixed media— initiated either before, during, or after the artists’ residencies at the Sacatar Institute. Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place reflects on how these experiences shaped their visions and impacted their practice as they engaged in myriad ways with the richness and cultural power of Bahia. For some artists, their time in Bahia represented an encounter with their Black ancestors and African roots. Los Angeles-based artist Mark Steven Greenfield presents a series of paintings that pay homage to martyrs and mythical figures from Afro-Brazilian history, in particular symbols of Black pride and heroic resistance in Brazil, while textile artist Karen Hampton explores stories of the African diaspora in the United States and her own lineage. Other artists found home and a feeling of belonging, or an unknown or forgotten spiritual part of themselves. Installation artist Sandra Brewster is inspired by her family’s migration from Guyana to Toronto. She centers her practice on the experiences of African Caribbean communities and their relationship with “back home,” such as in Clothesline, 2008/2023, a large wall installation that depicts a clothesline packed with garments that allude to the white clothing worn during Candomblé ceremonies. Though the artists’ backgrounds and approaches vary, many overlapping concepts and narratives reappear throughout the exhibition. Collectively the artworks illustrate questions of Afro-Brazilian histories and respond to the legacies of African colonialism and diaspora, dealing with issues of displacement, forced migration, faith, environmental justice, and inequality. Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place is curated by Bia Gayotto, independent curator, artist, and writer, and is co-presented by CAAM and A+P as part of CAAM at A+P, a five-year collaboration.