Online Program //
A Conversation with Azikiwe Mohammed and Queens Memory Project
Monday, December 14 2PM EST
Streaming Live via Zoom
Streaming Live via Zoom
Watch the recording here.
Join us virtually and meet artist Azikiwe Mohammed and Queens Memory Project Director Natalie Milbrodt as they discuss community building and memory in Queens. Mohammed will share his upcoming exhibition at the Yeh Art Gallery 11439 – 39202, which will debut a new series of fiber works inspired by the experiences of Queens residents during the past several months. Milbrodt will detail the Queens Memory Project, a community archiving initiative celebrating its 10th anniversary, and share a special project currently underway to capture stories related to the pandemic. Yeh Art Gallery Director Owen Duffy will moderate the dialogue.
About Azikiwe Mohammed
A Bard College graduate, Azikiwe Mohammed has received the Art Matters and the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist grants, and held residencies at Pioneer Works and Mana Contemporary. Mohammed has presented solo exhibitions in venues including Ace Hotel, Chicago; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York; Knockdown Center, New York; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami; and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah. He has participated in group exhibitions at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans; MoMa PS1, New York; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. His work has been acclaimed by such media outlets as The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Forbes, Frieze, artnet News, and Artforum, among others.
About Queens Memory Project
Queens Memory is an ongoing community archiving program supported by Queens Public Library and Queens College, CUNY. They engage with Queens residents in our two-fold mission to (1) push local history collections out to the public through programming and online resources, and (2) pull new materials into their collections from the diverse communities of Queens. The goal is to raise awareness and a sense of ownership in the production of our shared historic record and their dream is that any Queens resident who visits these collections feels their experiences and perspective are represented.
Azikiwe Mohammed: 11439 - 39202 is generously supported by The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
Image: Azikiwe Mohammed, Two Ladies Taking a Beach Break, 2017. Courtesy the artist.