BA in Literary Studies, The New School, New York, NY
Selected Published Writing
“Jonathan Lyndon Chase,” The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, No. 61, Tom Saettel, ed.
“In Time: On the Work of Yulan Grant, niv Acosta, and Jacolby Satterwhite,” The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, , No. 59, Tom Saettel, ed.
“Lace Parts,” ARTS.BLACK. November 4, 2015. arts.black/lace-parts
“DC, Almost,” THE TENTH ZINE ISSUE no. 2, Khary Septh, ed. (Brooklyn, NY: Pink Rooster Studio, 2015)
Final Fantasy reading series, Friends and Lovers, Brooklyn, NY. October 24, 2017.
Readings organized by Pati Hertling, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY. September 14, 2017.
Parameters of Nonhuman Charisma night of reading and performances, Wendy's Subway, Brooklyn, NY. October 7, 2017.
The Center for Afrofuturist Studies Presents: Justin Allen, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA. August 18, 2017.
A. K. Burns’s Listening Party: Poetry and Record Release for Leave No Trace, New Museum, New York, NY. April 20, 2017.
Justin Allen, Rin Johnson, Diamond Stingily, Deborah Willis, Artists Space, New York, NY. February 21, 2017.
Justin Allen & Diamond Stingily, The Poetry Project, New York, NY. January 27, 2017.
Whitney Independent Study Studio Program poetry reading, organized by Andy Robert, New York, NY. June 24, 2015.
Door Girls by Max Steele: Zine Launch and Reading, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, New York, NY. May 3, 2015.
"Explain Totality (version 2)," Queer Abstract, Brooklyn, NY. September 15, 2017.
“Explain Totality (version 1),” PAPI JUICE Vol.37: Papi & Chill, Brooklyn, NY. August 10, 2017.
“Explain Totality (version 1),” One Last Ship pop-up exhibition, Brooklyn, NY. June 17, 2017.
Performances as Cast Member or Guest
Sunday Service: Jonathan Gonzalez presents, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY. October 1, 2017.
Destiny Be’s “How I Learned to Smile, Only Halfway, with My Cheeks Still Low,” AC Institute, New York, NY. July 14, 2017.
niv Acosta’s “DISCOTROPIC,” Tanz Im August, Sophiensaele, Berlin, Germany. August 25 - 27, 2016.
niv Acosta’s “DISCOTROPIC,” PS122’s COIL 2016 Festival, Wesbeth, New York, NY. January 6 - 10, 2016.
niv Acosta’s “DISCOTROPIC,” Bring Your Own Body, The Cooper Union, New York, NY. October 22, 2015.
A.K. Burns’s “Poetry Parade for Site and Sight,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. September 26, 2015.
niv Acosta’s “DISCOTROPIC,” PhiladelphiaDance Projects at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA. July 18, 2015.
Luke Willis Thompson’s “Eventually they introduced me…,” 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, The New Museum, New York, NY. February 25 - May 24, 2015.
24-person reading of Lorraine O’Grady’s essay “Olympia's Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity,” FUTURE FEMINISM, The Hole NYC, New York, NY. September 21, 2014.
Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Iowa City, Iowa
Awards and Fellowships
2017-2018 Queer|Art Fellow, New York, NY
Second Place, The Vera List New School Art Collection Writing Awards, New York, NY
National Silver Medal, Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards of 2010, New York, NY
Baldwin’s “Glare/Gaze” (Panelist), 2016 International James Baldwin Conference, American University of Paris, Paris, France. May 27, 2016.
Social Medium: Art-Making with Social Media, a Conversation with Yulan Grant and Camilo Godoy (Organizer and Moderator), CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY. September 29, 2015.
Jack Fossett, "Queer | Art Announces 11 LGBTQ Fellows For Annual Mentorship Program" Out. October 9, 2017. http://bit.ly/2zdC0Ae
Steph Rodney, “A Supper Club Invites Artists of Color to Discuss Sanctuary and Safety” Hyperallergic. August 24, 2016. bit.ly/2bnDE7x
Antwaun Sargent, “Can a New Website Save Black Arts Criticism?” The Creators Project. January 13, 2016. bit.ly/2c6hEhp
Assistant to Access and Community Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Freelance Technical Director, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY
Programs Assistant, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
Dedalus Fellow, Creative Time, New York, NY
Public Programs and Community Engagement Intern, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
BD GRMMR (ARTIST COLLECTIVE)
Published Work + Zines
“The Firstborn of the Black Atlantis,” Bureau of General Services – Queer Divisions’ Future Perfect, Andrew Durbin, ed. (Publication Studio, 2014): 65-70.
BD GRMMR – EXECUTION. January 2014. 1-32. bit.ly/1OSfu0U
BD GRMMR – Baby Hair: A Visual History. July 2012. 1-20.
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AT EVERY AGE, Bronx River Art Center at BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY (Assistant Curators)
AFROPUNK FEST 2013 Zine Tent, Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY (Curators)
THE WHOLE HOUSE EATS, Culturefix Bar and Gallery, New York, NY (Zine-makers)
“CLOUD,” UR HEAD IS MINE, The AC Institute, New York, NY. August 14, 2014.
Studio Squared: Zine Workshop (Panelist), The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. February 5, 2015.
Cassandra Alcide, “Zine Culture: Better Than Blogs?” Swagger: New York. August 24, 2015. bit.ly/1MZDnl9
“Bad Grammar,” Queer Zines 2, AA Bronson, Philip Aarons, Ray Cha, eds. (New York, NY: Printed Matter, Inc., 2014): 24-25.