The Black Embodiments Studio is a critical arts writing incubator that explores enactments of, and arts criticism surrounding, black embodiments in contemporary art. Residents meet for daylong intensives January 17-18 and February 29-March 1 to discuss diverse models of writing on black embodiments and to gain intimate contact with artists, curators, and scholars whose work on black embodiments models innovation, accessibility, and criticality. Over the course of the quarter, residents will visit five exhibitions and develop their own short-form arts criticism.
How to Apply
Interested graduate students and postgraduates should submit a 2-page letter of inquiry in PDF format to Dr. Kemi Adeyemi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 pm PST on September 13, 2019. This letter should detail the applicant’s critical practice, how thinking through black embodiments and contemporary art may be generative to it, and what they hope to gain through The Black Embodiments Studio. Ten residents will be notified of their acceptance by September 15, 2019.
Kemi Adeyemi is Assistant Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. She is currently writing her book, Making New Grounds: Black Queer Women’s Geographies of Neoliberalism, which explores the sonic, affective, and embodied methods black queer women have for taking pleasure in the neoliberal city, and she is in the process of co-editing Queer Nightlife, a collection that documents the diverse expressions of queer nightlife worldwide.