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About The Speakers
Chayanne Marcano is an art worker, writer, and researcher of space, place, and belonging. As the senior coordinator of Public Programs and Community Engagement at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Marcano cultivates modes of public engagement with contemporary art and artists of African descent through live programs, performances, and community partnerships.
Nzinga Simmons is a curator and arts writer based in Durham, North Carolina. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in art history and visual culture at Duke University. Through her critical writing and curatorial praxis, she aims to illuminate the vast and significant contributions of artists of African descent to the canon of American Art.
Joselia Rebekah Hughes is a disabled Afro-Caribbean writer and artist. Her practice is a living theory. She has performed at the Strand, National Sawdust, Participant Inc, Leslie-Lohman Museum, and elsewhere. Her writing has been published in Jewish Currents, Ocean State Review, the Poetry Project’s Poems & Texts and, most recently, in issue 15 of Apogee journal.
Image: Romare Bearden, The Silent Valley of Sunrise (1959) / photo by Paige Knight, courtesy of MoMA