ARCAthens Virtual Residency Fellows Presentation/ Discussion August 7

NEW YORK – ARCAthens Virtual Residency (AVR6) Fellows will participate in AVR6 Synopsis, a presentation/discussion via Zoom, on Sunday, August 7, 12 PM EST.

This event completes the sixth AVR, available for viewing on Instagram and on the ARCAthens website, and is an opportunity to meet and hear from the wonderful Fellows, two dynamic, talented artists, and the intrepid virtual Curatorial Fellow, regarding their experience with ARCAthens. Marie Vickles- Curator – Miami, Adéọlá Naomi Adérè̩mí- Visual Artist -Athens/Ioannina, Tasha Dougé- Visual Artist – NY

Register online: https://bit.ly/3Qc2g4Q.

Afro-Greek-American Marie Vickles is the Director of Education at the Pérez Art Museum Miami and administers programs at the museum that directly serve over 100,000 youth and adults annually. Vickles has organized arts educational programs, workshops, and exhibitions across the United States and the Caribbean for over 15 years.

Marie Vickles. (Photo: Courtesy of ARCAthens)

Adérè̩mí is a Nigerian-Greek, raised in Niger, Nigeria, and Greece, and is currently living between west Africa and Western Europe. She is the director and filmmaker of the 2022 film I am Afro Greek: Black Portraiture in Greece. She is a multilingual, multi-local, and multi-format creative, scholar, policy analyst, and healer. Her work and activism focus on the intersection of social justice, health, Black feminism, class, and race.

Adéọlá Naomi Adérè̩mí. (Photo: Courtesy of ARCAthens)

Dougé is a Bronx-based, Haitian-infused artist, artivist and cultural vigilante. Her body of work activates conversations around women, advocacy, sex, education, societal “norms,” identity and Black pride. Through conceptual art, teaching, and performance, Dougé devotedly strives to evoke empowerment for women and illuminate the contributions of Black people, declaring that her “voice is the first tool within my art arsenal.”

More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3Sk3cpJ.


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