Sergine ANDRE



Sergine Andre (alias ‘Djinn’), born in the Artibonite region of Haiti, is a Haitian-Belgian artist, who has lived and worked in Brussels since 2010. 

Sergine Andre was born in the Artibonite Valley, in a still fertile region of an eroded land.
In that region, as everywhere in Haiti, human beings are less populous than spirits, especially during the frightful night.
Sergine Andre walks at night. She goes where others fear the worst. She sees what puts them in terror of their lives, and she shows us what it is.
Audacious Sergine! Each of her paintings makes a disquieting presence felt, makes the invisible visible.
It is as though the spirits, those on the other side, breathe upon the other side of the canvas. Their breath goes through it. The canvas reveals, touched by strange beauty, the strangeness of all beauty.
The non-figurative figure of an ungraspable being appears in pictorial space.
For those who know how to see, there is more to love than to fear.

text by Michael Norton, Associated Press, October 2004


At the end of the 94s, dazzled by the beauty of the post - impressionist works of the Barnes collection exhibited in Toronto, Djinn had the revelation of her vocation as a painter.
After three months of intensive classes at the Ottawa School of the Arts, she returned to Haiti where, encouraged by Tiga, she signed her first paintings.
In 1995, she befriended Pascale Monnin and set off with her on sloping paths populated by shadows and impure dreams. Disguised as a guede, she penetrates ever more "deep" inside her private garden. By the flickering light of a single small bòbèch lamp, she searches the belly of colors in search of her protective loa, crosses paths with all kinds of "criminals" who covet her ...

In May 1997, Djinn's first exhibition at the Galerie Monnin.





  • 2024 National Palace of Art and Culture, Warsaw, Poland (up-coming, May 2024);  150th Anniversary of the historical Mommens Studios (curator), Brussels, Belgium (up-coming, May, 2024)
  •  2022 'Vives'' collective exhibition, Maison Dufort, Centre d'Art and the Musée d'Art Haïtien, Port-au-Prince, Haiti // Atlantic World Art Fair 2022, Gallery Monnin 

  • 2021 : Les Raras de Sergine André, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Centre for Fine Arts), Brussels // 2021 Atlantic World Art Fair, Gallery Monnin 

  • 2020 Les Rencontres Transfrontalières Francophones, Hôtel de Ville de Saint-Louis, France /Map Danse Anba Lapli, Galerie de la Rage, Lyon, and at Studio Boissière, Montreuil, Paris  // Solo exhibition, Balthazar, Brussels

  • 2020 : "Map Danse Anba Lapli", collective exhibition. Galerie de la Rage. Lyon, France

  • 2019 : "L’amitié dans la Diversité d’Horizon et de Culture II", curator of collective exhibition. Private show, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2019 : "Commemoration de la Bataille de Vertières", Embassy of Haiti to the Benelux countries, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2019 : ′′Exposicion Colectiva: Celebracion para Maryse Conde"  (curated by Delia Blanco) Embajada de Francia, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

  • 2017 : « L’amitié dans la diversité d’horizon et de culture », Ateliers Mommen, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2015 : « Célébration des mondes sensibles, 141 ans de la cité », Ateliers Mommen, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2014 : « Regards sur la peinture haïtienne », Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

  • 2013 : « Haiti Royaume de ce monde », Institut Français, Jacmel, Haïti

  • 2012 : « Haiti, un futur pour son passé », Musée Art Moderne et Art Contemporain de Liège, Liège Belgium

  • 2012 : Centre culturel de Rencontre Fonds Saint-Jacques, Martinique

  • 2011 : Global Caribbean III, Art Basel, Miami, United States

  • 2011: 6th Annual Haitian Art Exhibit, Casa de Campo, Santo Domingo Republica Dominicana

  • 2011: Haiti Pavillion, 54th Edition of Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

  • 2011: Galerie 16, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

  • 2011: "Haïti Royaume de ce Monde", Agnès B., Paris, France

  • 2011: "Haïti l'art contre l'oubli", Centre Culturel du Lièvre d'Or, Dreux, France

  • 2010: "Femmes en mythologie, mythologie de femmes", Musée du Montparnasse, Paris, France

  • 2009: "Make Art like Voodoo", Patchworldverlag, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009: "Dialogue 1: Haïti Art Now", Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • 2009: Galerie 16, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

  • 2009: "Courant chaud", Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • 2008: "Cultur'Elle" Institut français, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • 2007: Private Show, Casa de Campo, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

  • 2007: Private Show, Residence of US Amassador to Haiti, Washington, DC, United States

  • 2006: Bag Factory (guest artist), Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2006: "Méandres de la mémoire", Tohu (fr), Montreal, Canada

  • 2005: "Haitian Experience", Absolute Americana Art Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida, United States

  • 2004: "Kafou" Institut français, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • 2004: "Femmes en production II", Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • 2004: FONDAM, Haitian art sale and celebration, Washington, DC., United States

  • 2004: "Three Women Show", Galerie Monnin, Pétion-Ville, Haiti

  • 2003: Atelier Eko, Pétion-Ville, Haiti

  • 2003: Alliance Française, Jacmel, Haiti

  • 2002: "Haitian art show", Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,

    United States

  • 2002: "Haitian Art in Bloom", New York, United States

  • 2002: "Quand passent les chevaux", Galerie Monnin, Pétion-Ville, Haiti

  • 2001: Ethno Galerie, Pétion-Ville, Haiti

  • 2000: "Héritage de Couleurs", Ethno Galerie, Pétion-Ville, Haiti

  • 2000: "Trio - Sergine Andre, Barbara Cardone, Pascale Monnin ", Galerie Monnin, Pétion-Ville, Haiti

  • 2000: "Haïti: Anges and Démons", Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France

  • 1998: Paginkob association, Brussels, Belgium

  • 1997: "Les femmes peintres d'Haïti", Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

  • 1996: "L'invisible", Sergine Andre and Pascale Monnin, Galerie Monnin, Pétion-Ville, Haiti



Prizes and awards

  • 2006: Guest Artist, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 1998: Guest Artist, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

  • 1997: Grand Prize of the Institut français, "Connaître les jeunes peintres"


Les Raras de Sergine André



  • 2023  Creation Plastique d'Haiti (a history of visual arts in Haiti), Carlo A. Celius, Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris, France 
  • ​2023 Casseus! (cover illustration Rara Artibonite), for album by Fareed Haque, Wahdude Music, Chicago, US

  • 2022  Artist's Monograph 'Dialogue in One Voice' (Dialogue a une Voix'), Sergine Andre, CIDIHCA Editions, Montreal, Canada (2nd edition, CIDICHA France, 2023)

  • 2020  Art review "IntranQu'illites" 5th edition on Eros (as Artistic Director), Ed. Passagers des Ventes, Paris, France.

  • 2018 UNESCO Courier 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' (April-June edition), UNESCO Publications, Paris, France

  • Thomas C. Spear, Lettre à Sergine, in "Le Serpent à plumes pour Haïti", Ed. Le Serpent à plumes, Paris, France, 2010

  • "Haïti:avant l'orage", Éditions Riveneuve, Paris, France,2010, page 130 et 132

  • "Saisir l’âme de Haïti : Sergine André", Le Courrier, Édition N° IV, 2008 (pdf)

  • "Sergine André et l'Atelier Eko", Dieuvela Etienne, Le Nouvelliste, Haïti, 2003 (pdf)

  • "L'Art de Sergine André", Jobnel Pierre (pdf)

  • "Sergine André au-delà des sens", Gary Victor, Le Matin, Haïti (pdf)

  • "Haïti anges et démons", Ed. Hoëbeke/La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, 2000

  • "Carnets de Voyage", Titouan Lamazou (fr), Ed. Nouveaux Loisirs 2000,

  • Couvertures des livres de Gary Victor: "A l'Angle des Rues Parallèles" (2003) et "Le Diable dans une

    Tasse de Thé à la Citronelle" (2005)

  • Connaître les jeunes peintres, 1997 (pdf)