Veerle Poupeye is a Belgium-born, Jamaica-based art historian and curator specialized in Caribbean art. She is currently Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica. Veerle holds a Master’s degree in Art History from the Universiteit Gent in Belgium and is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts of Emory University where she is writing a dissertation on art and society in 20th century Jamaica. Her publications include the books Caribbean Art (1998), which was published in Thames and Hudson’s World of Art series, and Modern Jamaican Art (1998), which she co-authored with David Boxer, and many journal articles and exhibition catalogue essays on Jamaican and Caribbean art and culture. She has previously worked as a Curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica, as Coordinator of the Visual Arts programme of the MultiCare Foundation and, most recently, at the Edna Manley College, where she served as Research Fellow and the Curator of the College’s CAG[e] gallery. She has also taught Art History, Visual Studies and Curatorial Studies at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Emory University in Atlanta and New York University.