Join a conversation between artist Tsedaye Makonnen and curator Niama Safia Sandy which will delve into the artist's work and its resonance in the world today.
Tsedaye Makonnen is a multidisciplinary artist whose studio, curatorial, and research-based practice threads together her identity as a daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, a Black American woman,
doula, and a mother. Makonnen invests in the transhistorical forced migration of Black
communities across the globe and Feminism. Her work is both an intimate memorialization and
a protective sanctuary for Black lives. Makonnen is presenting a solo booth with Addis Fine Art as part of UNTITLED, ART Online.
Niama Safia Sandy is a New York-based curator, essayist and musician. Sandy’s curatorial practice delves into the human story - through the critical lenses of healing, history, migration, music, race and ritual. She is an agitator who calls into question and makes sense of the nature of modern life and to celebrate our shared humanity in the process. Her aim is to leverage history, the visual, written and performative arts to tell stories we know in ways we have not yet thought to tell them to lift us all to a higher state of historical, ontological and spiritual wholeness.