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Museum of Contemporary Art On Instagram is a digital space for artist of African and Latinx Diaspora to exhibit work. [Not Affiliated with The Museum]

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Nnenna Okore @nnennaokore "Down to Earth" (2017)
Burlap, dye and wire
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#mocaig #contemporaryart #nnennaokore #environmentalism #sculpture #installation #chicago #blackwomanartist #artistsoninstagram #art
Tifany Gholar @tiffanygholar
"Post-Consumerism" series
Mixed media, recycled materials
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#mocaig #art #chicagoartist #balckwomanartist #environmentalart #reuse #postconsumerism #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart
Alexandra Bell @yesitsalex "Counternarratives - Tulsa Hate Crime", 2017
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#mocaig #contemporaryart #counternarratives #journalism #chicago #brooklyn #blackartists #artistsoninstagram #margins #art #artist #blackartist #contemporaryartists #journalism #femaleartist #printmaking
Aubrey Williams (b. Guyana, 1926-1990), Detail of "Hasororo III"
1957
Oil on canvas
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I've spent the last two years researching the work of Aubrey Williams, a Black artist from Latin America active in London in the mid-late 20th century. I first found him in my search to find more Afro-Caribbean artists and reconnect to my own roots as a person of Trini descent. What struck me most about his work is the way he combines figuration and symbolism from pre-Colombian cultures (Maya, Olmec, and more) with Abstract Expressionism à la Wifredo Lam and Roberto Matta, but he remains relatively unknown outside the UK. Finding out more about Aubrey Williams has inspired me to keep digging to uncover gaps in art history books for African Diasporic artists who refused to bend to Western market norms
📸: @avez.luz .
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#moca.ig #contemporaryart #afrocaribbeanartists #latinamericanart #artistsoninstagram #art #guyana #london #blackartists #caribbeanartistsmovement
Brianna Beckham (@bri.bbbb), "What I can't have"
Acrylic paint, ink and chalk on paper
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#mocaig #takeover #chicago #contemporaryartists #chicagoartists #artistsofcolor #blackwomenart #painting #artistsoninstagram
Brianna Beckham (@bri.bbbb), "The body moves in Strange ways"
Acrylic paint, ink and chalk on paper
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As an "emerging" artist and curator (at least that's what my current job title says) I want to take this week to showcase artists I've met during my time in Chicago who have shared with me not only their art, but their time and intimacy as well. Bri's work has a rawness and honesty that comes through in it's bold colors and turbulent use of black. Spending time with her, raw and honest is just how she is and it's been amazing to learn about her and her practice 🌸 @avez.luz .
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#mocaig #takeover #contemporaryblackartists #chicago #chicagoartist #blackwomenartists #painting #artistsoninstagram #art #contemporaryart #fineart #explore
For the month of November we have @avez.luz doing the takeover.
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Bio:

Omar Khalil Dyette (b. 1994) is a practicing artist and maker, working with movement and dance, photography, and writing. A recent graduate from DePaul University, they have a bachelor’s in Art History and currently works at the Art Institute of Chicago as a Curatorial Intern for the Department of Architecture and Design. With interests ranging from Afrofuturism and religious syncretism to Rihanna, they look to uncover relationships between critical theory, institutional memory, and pop culture. Recipient of the 2017 Annual Essay Prize for the Department of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul, their main research focus lies in African Diasporic art movements from the 1960s to today. Their winning paper, entitled “Proliferation of Images: The Impact of Sheikh Amadou Bamba and the Mouridiyya on Senegalese Art,” was published in Autumn 2017 in Creating Knowledge: The LAS Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship through DePaul University.

Artist Statement:

My work involves exploring the patterns and systems of remembering. Research and curation merges with acts of preserving and maintaining. I am fascinated by the personal archive, how we position ourselves to be read and understood. I engage with artists who move in the sur/realities of culture, class, gender, and other forms of identity. I use dance, photography, and writing to work through my own realities as a black queer femme, and the daily performances this entails.
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#contemporaryblackartists #art #chicago #curator #queer #mocaig
@kutolewa “26.3”
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#art #artist #chicago #chicagoartist #photo #fineart #photography #photogram #camralessphotography #saicalumni #queerartist #blackartist #mocaig #zuriwashington #fineart #contemporaryart
Charles White
“Black Pope”
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#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #blackart #blackartist #chicago #fineart #contemporaryart #charleswhite #contemporaryblackartists #mocaig
@iamcardib photographed by @mickalenethomas
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#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #portraitphotography #photography #cardib #fineart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #hiphop #mickalenethomas #wmagazing #mocaig
@uzumaki.gallery “Orange table set”
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#art #artist #contemporary #funiture #design #fur #dominacanartist #orange #blue #fineart #womenartist #contemporaryart #artistofcolor#artistsoninstagram #explore #mocaig
Ivan LOZANO, “(ERIK) RHODES EX-VOTOS”, 2014
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#art #artist #chicago #latinx #mexican #photo #contemporary #weaving #American #mexicanartist #contemporarymexicanartist #queerartist #mocaig #explore #chicagoartist #artistoninstagram #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #tapetransfer #erikrhodes #roses #acrylicmediumtransfer #exvoto