Depth of Identity: Art as Memory and Archive is an exhibition of twenty-two artists exploring intersectional stories of diasporic identity. The exhibition will gather together paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and installations by artists of Indo, African, Asian, European, and Indigenous heritage. The exhibition will represent the work of first-generation artists from twelve countries chronicling social and personal experiences that explore themes related to the perceptions of identity. The selected and commissioned artworks will delve into materiality and culture, precarious bodies, migration and citizenship, carnival, and matters of Blackness. Presenting artists will include Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Katrina Coombs, Samo Davis, Michael Elliott, Yacine Tilala Fall, Nadine Hall, Grettel Arrate Hechavarría, Caroline Holder, Kim Myung-Sik, Izia Lee Lindsay, Suchitra Mattai, Bruno Métura, Mazola Wa Mwashighadi, Kurt Nahar, Julian Pardo, Dhiradj Ramsamoedj, Asser St. Val, Autumn T. Thomas, René Tosari, Stephanie J. Woods, Kim Yantis and Lucinda Linderman, as well as regionally selected guest artists at the show’s traveling venues.
“Art is what you can get away with.”