What defines a black person? Is it a physical trait? Is it the amount of melanin in their skin or is it the number of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air lines they can recite? There is no definitive answer to that question as the black identity is multi-layered in identities and personal experiences.
Featuring works of photography, visual art, and video montage, As We Are brings together a collective of rising black artists. With the notion of self-exploration and sub-themes of acceptance, community, and vulnerability, the artists express in their works their unique voices and experiences they believe encapsulates the many realities of their black identity.
Being black goes beyond crossing a checklist of characteristics that would certify the obtention of the fictional black pass. Blackness is a unique experience and black individuals are meant to be cherished and unapologetically accepted for who they are.
Curated by Wendy-Alexina Vancol
Web Design by Le Lin
Graphic Design by John Mendoza
Artists: Laura Kamugisha, Kioni Sasaki-Picou, Renee Matthews, Emem Etti, Morgane Poezevara-Stevens, Sydnie Baynes