Help Me Succeed At Columbia University
May
23
Jun 30

Help Me Succeed At Columbia University

I'm very excited to share that I accepted an admissions offer to the MFA Visual Art program at Columbia University! 

I look forward to the opportunity to deepen my creative practice using art as a tool of social transformation. 

I launched a crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds for equipment + resources I need in order to be successful in graduate school. Please donate and share if your are able! Thank you!

Link: bit.ly/kikigoestocolumbia  


Alt(e)ar at University of Pittsburgh
Apr
11
Apr 13

Alt(e)ar at University of Pittsburgh

I'm presenting Alt(e)ar, a commissioned performance installation, at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh. In Alt(e)ar I embody an altar that honors the legacy of Black femme, gender non-conforming resistance. The performance installation includes a video and soundscape of unedited, archival footage from filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Visual artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi created an original installation for the project.

Dates: 11 - 12 April 2017
Location: The Studio Theater @ The University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

FB page: www.facebook.com/events/1846172312313677

Global Arts Fund Recipient
Mar
2
Jun 15

Global Arts Fund Recipient

New York, New York: I'm excited to announce that I have been awarded the Global Arts Fund by the Astraea Foundation. Astraea's Global Arts Fund is a nomination-based award that supports, showcases and connects impactful art by LGBTQI people and organizations that are using art as a tool for social transformation. Read more here.

A Eulogy for Science High School
Feb
3
Mar 1

A Eulogy for Science High School

Newark, NJ: Going home is always heartbreaking. During my last visit to Newark I witnessed my old high school building being demolished to make way for luxury condos.

I wrote a short, personal essay recalling memories from Science High School. Check it out here.

Artist-In-Residence, This Will Take Time
Jan
30
Mar 2

Artist-In-Residence, This Will Take Time

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Point Arena, CA: I'm honored to be selected as an artist-in-residence at This Will Take Time, an artist residency in Point Arenas, CA. During my residency I'll be experimenting with creative practices that blend movement and painting techniques inspired by the Northern California coastline. 

Unearthing Tour 2017
Jan
1
May 1

Unearthing Tour 2017

I'll be touring my performance Unearthing - a moving and messy meditation on Blackness, gender, in/visibility, resistance, and transformation - across the U.S. in Winter/Spring 2017. 

Stanford University                         Feb 13
Williams College                             March 11,12
University of Pittsburg                   April 12,13
CUNY CSI                                       April 19