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Marie-Pascal Jean-Claude Garoute
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Through his researches of the "VEVES" (symbols of spiritual invocation) he offered what was instilled in him as the voice of prudence. He would say that man has to detach himself from conventional methods that has been taught to him throughout his education if he wants to remain a creator. Among Tiga's many sayings are: "In Haiti the culture is always alive"  "I found my art amid my people" "When the art spirit has penetrated a nation, it's people are neither ignorant nor illiterate".

This concept know as "Nouvelle Ecole" (the new school) was consecrated in Dakar. Senegal during the first world festival of Black Art.

Tiga invited the then modern Haitian Artist to take  the occidental art at a new level of conciousness.

He founded in Port-au-Prince, a cultural center called Poto-Mitan to express the "Nouvelle Ecolle" (the new school).

He had the first exhibition of total art in Petionville, Haiti.
He showed how man in order to find the profound sense of creation, has to be united with everything that stimulates creativity before he can accept his callings.

Poisson  Soleil (Sun's Fish)  a movement  of experimenting popular art with nine other members in Petion-Ville, Haiti

Soisson La Montagne: Tiga's first attempt with Maud Robard to create a cultural village with all the arts as basis of development.

Saint Soleil was show cased at the Haitian Art Museum with more than twenty members, to follow with many exhibits in the United States of America.

Second meeting with Andre Malraux to then meet Jerzy Grotowski.

He stayed at Denmark for  the "Odin-Theatre" experiment.

He stayed in California, USA with the "Traditions program at Irvine University". He then stayed at Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts were he presented with Barbara Wallace: "Poem a Point (Poem with Point) and work around the experiment of vocal drum.

He returns to Haiti where he develop his own technique of "Soleil Brule" (Burn Sun).

Exhibited at Doctor Simphard Bontemps in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

He opened the KAYTIGA cultural center at Bourbon Park, Haiti.

Group Exhibit, Black and White: Reuniting twenty three Haitian artist in the exhibit titled "Tiga la Fleche" (Tiga the arrow).

He participated in the abstract exhibit at the Pantheon National Museum (MUPANAH)

He participated at the second festival of Carribean film at Fort de France,  Martinique where he presented "L'oeuil  du Soleil" ( The Eye of the Sun) and his recent work.

He exhibited at Galerie Marassa, Petion-Ville, Haiti. Touch of different mediums: Acrylic, Ink and Aquarelle (Watercolor).

He exhibited at  Ecole  des Beaux Arts, Lille, France. A collection exhibit titled "Fondation Septention de Anne et Albert Prouvost" at Chateau du Vert Bois, Lille, France

He held the introduction of seven new Haitian artist at the "Centre D'art Haitien" (Haitian Art Center) Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The seven new artist were of the "L'oeil du Soleil" (The Eye of the Sun) among which were villagers.

Visions: III, a group exhibit with Phillippe Dodard and Mervs at Art Gallery and Galerie Marassa , Washington D.C.

Kaytiga presented "Grafitti Tiga"

He participated in a group show (Symbolism of the Cross) Honoring Gerad Liautaud at "Musse D'ard Haitien" (Haitian Art Museum).

The French Institute in Haiti presented Tiga Retrospect 1945-1995

Participated in an exhibit of Hypolite and Tiga at "Les Salons Hypolite", Haiti.

He was the recipient of the Gold Medal at Bienal, Dominican republic.

Michele Alfred presented "Soleil Brule Tiga" at Chez Gerard, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Group Show "Trois Artist Trois Perceptions" at the Pantheon Museum, Haiti.

Illustration of the book "Poem a Point" with Barbara Wallace at Brewster Massachusetts, USA

Dodard and Tiga

Mupanah and the French Institute. Tiga and Onel "Rendez Vous de L'erdre, France.

Hypolite and Tiga "Tiga Soleil Brule Apocalipse" Haitian Art Museum, Haiti

Collaborated with Jivan Fine Jewelry "Trancendence Pin"

Dodard and Tiga "La Descende aux enfers" Galerie Marassa, Haiti

Recepient of Award for exellence at  Le  Plaza  Hotel  Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Presented "Anges ou Follies" At Gallerie Nader,  Haiti.

Group show "Trois Artist Trois Perspective" Museum Pantheon National, Haiti.


KlodeArt presented Tiga & Klode at Saint Bernard School, New York, NY. USA.

Exhibited  "Haiti Manman Nou"  at Adria Hotel, Queens, NY. USA.

Illustration of three books "Histoire de Toussaint L'ouverture by Horace Pauleu Sanon

Action Foundation presented "Haiti 1804 - 2004 from a Legacy of Freedom to an Explotion of Culture" Featured Art in Motion installation by renowned Haitian Master Tiga in partnership with the Museum of Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA.

Participated at Foire de la Montagne at Vallue, Petit Goave, Haiti

Solo exhibit at Wheel Horse Gallery, Connecticut, USA.

Solo exhibit at Alliatiga Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL. USA

Recepient of Haiti's Presidential award as "Commandeur"

Was honored by the haitian Art Association at Queens Museum of Art, NY USA

December 14th 2006 Tiga deceased at Fort Lauderdale Fl. USA

Catalog Tiga                                        Tiga's Soleil Brule
Tiga's Acrylic                                       Tiga's Pendants
Tiga's Memorabilia                               Tiga;s  Awards
Tiga's Ceramics                                   Tiga's  Artistic  Rotation
Tiga's Poto Mitan                                 Tiga's  Sculptings
Tiga's Mixed Media                              Tiga's  Poem a Point
Tiga's Ink on Paper                              Tiga's Music