Keli Safia Maksud
Keli Safia Maksud is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working in sound, sculpture, installation, printmaking and embroidery. Maksud’s practice is concerned with histories of colonial encounters and their impact on memory and identities. Through her work she strives to destabilize established narratives in order to reveal state fictions.
Keli Safia Maksud has exhibited work at Goodman Gallery, South Africa; Video Brasil, Brazil; and Bamako Encounters African Biennale of Photography, Mali, among others.
Vincent Chong is a queer gender-nonconforming Chinese American artist working in performance, painting, drawing, Chinese calligraphy, and seal carving. Their work explores the intersection of traditional culture with contemporary queer and trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color community in Brooklyn, New York.
Vincent Chong has exhibited work at Skanes Konstforening, Sweden; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and La MaMa Galleria, New York, among others.
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Crystal Yayra Anthony
Crystal Yayra Anthony’s work explores alternate ways of being by conceptualizing the human body in its most natural and vulnerable state: nude. Her subjects are presented in ways that challenge preconceived notions of decorum or performative and acceptable expression. Anthony’s practice investigates her perception of what African society used to be and experiments with what it could be.
Crystal Yayra Anthony has exhibited work at Kunsthalle Krems Museum, Vienna; Dot Ateliers, Ghana; and PM/AM, London, among others.