Education
2014
BA in Literary Studies, The New School, New York, NY

Selected Published Writing
2016
“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, Tom Saettel, ed.

2015
“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)

2014
“The Banal and the Profane: Justin Allen,” Lambda Literary. November 23, 2014. bit.ly/1NsJfGC
“Wendy S. Walters: Interview,” Mosaic Literary Magazine. November 22, 2014. bit.ly/1uC4sQX

2013
“Gerard H. Gaskin: Interview,” Mosaic Literary Magazine. December 17, 2013. bit.ly/1irsgJN
“In Conversation: Jocelyn Cooper of AFROPUNK,” The Studio Museum in Harlem. September 20, 2013. bit.ly/1gnwOyL

Readings
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.

2015
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.

Performances
2017
“Diptych 1,” One Last Ship pop-up exhibition, Brooklyn, NY. June 17, 2017.

Performances as Cast Member
2017
Destiny Be’s “How I Learned to Smile, Only Halfway, with My Cheeks Still Low,” AC Institute, New York, NY. July 14, 2017.

2016
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.

2015
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.

2014
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.

Residencies
2017
Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Iowa City, Iowa

Panels
2016
Baldwin’s “Glare/Gaze” (Panelist), 2016 International James Baldwin Conference, American University of Paris, Paris, France. May 27, 2016.

2015
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.

Awards
2012
Second Place, The Vera List New School Art Collection Writing Awards, New York, NY

2010
National Silver Medal, Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards of 2010, New York, NY

Press
2016
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

Experience
2017
Assistant to Access and Community Programs, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2016
Freelance Technical Director, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY

2015
Programs Assistant, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

2014
Dedalus Fellow, Creative Time, New York, NY

2013
Public Programs and Community Engagement Intern, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY


BD GRMMR (ARTIST COLLECTIVE)
Published Work + Zines
2014
“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

2013
BD GRMMR – HEADLESS. March 2013. 1-32. bit.ly/1iKUDT2
BD GRMMR – GANG BANG. February 2013. 1-32. bit.ly/1UQTaf5
BD GRMMR – THE WHOLE HOUSE EATS. February 2013. 1-44. bit.ly/1J90AOB

2012
BD GRMMR – Baby Hair: A Visual History. July 2012. 1-20.

Collaborations
2014
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AT EVERY AGE, Bronx River Art Center at BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY (Assistant Curators)

2013
AFROPUNK FEST 2013 Zine Tent, Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY (Curators)
THE WHOLE HOUSE EATS, Culturefix Bar and Gallery, New York, NY (Zine-makers)

Performances
2014
“CLOUD,” UR HEAD IS MINE, The AC Institute, New York, NY.  August 14, 2014.

Panels
2015
Studio Squared: Zine Workshop (Panelist), The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. February 5, 2015.

Press
2015
Cassandra Alcide, “Zine Culture: Better Than Blogs?” Swagger: New York. August 24, 2015. bit.ly/1MZDnl9

2014
“Bad Grammar,” Queer Zines 2, AA Bronson, Philip Aarons, Ray Cha, eds. (New York, NY: Printed Matter, Inc., 2014): 24-25.

 

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