A series of virtual discussions that bridge prominent and influential Pittsburgh-based artists and scholars with nationally-recognized Black makers and creators moderated by artist Jessica Gaynelle Moss. Content will be accessible during select weekdays at 5pm EDT via Zoom between November 2021 to January 2022.
zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal is a visual artist, arts organizer, and educator. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions and has had several solo exhibitions at Mana Contemporary, Blanc Gallery, and South Bend Museum of Art. She has also curated exhibitions at spaces such as Chicago Art Department, Blanc gallery and Washington Park Arts Incubator at the University of Chicago. She recently held the 2019- 20 Jackman Goldwasser Residency at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. She is currently an Artist in Residence at University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life initiative, and Visiting Artist in Residence at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Zakkiyyah is also a Co-founder of CBIM (Concerned Black Image Makers): a collective of Black artists, thinkers, and curators that prioritize shared experiences and concerns by lens based artists of the Black diaspora. (@zakkiyyah.najeebah)
Jacquelin Walker is a lawyer, artist, yoga instructor, and advocate for equity in arts and entertainment. She creates spaces for voices excluded from these industries using her legal, creative, and yoga practices as labs to explore the possibilities that open to all of us when we center the care, concerns and visions of marginalized artists. (@duly.noted, @fetefetebk)