From Strange Fruit to Fruit of Islam

Witnessing Malcolm X’s fearlessness gave Alberta the faith to to see a path forward even during a collective dark hour for Black people in the United States. Through strong faith and sharing our stories we empower one another. I feel blessed to have had the vision to preserve Alberta’s powerful story in sound and photographyContinue reading “From Strange Fruit to Fruit of Islam”

It’s The Ballot or the Bullet, VOTE!!!

We must understand the politics of our community and we must know what politics is supposed to produce.  -Malcolm X, “The Ballot or the Bullet,” 1964 Zaheer Ali, a friend, Malcolm X scholar and History Editor at Sapelo Square, and Julie Golia of the New York Public Library held a conversation today examining Malcolm X’s handwrittenContinue reading “It’s The Ballot or the Bullet, VOTE!!!”

Site updates, Artworks available, and recording from (Social) Projects x Jamal Cyrus

Salaams and hi there! Thanks for being here. Did you notice anything new about me? I’m talking about “me” as in my website? Well, I have a new look, and I’ve added some new projects to my site. One of the projects, Muhammad School of Language and Martial Arts is not new. It is aContinue reading “Site updates, Artworks available, and recording from (Social) Projects x Jamal Cyrus”

NSENGA KNIGHT LIMITED EDITION FIRST RUN PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE AT ARTFARE.COM

I’m partnering with artfare.com and griffin editions to make a limited first run of plateaus (banished from drowning series) available TO THE PUBLIC In 2016 I returned to my roots in photography and began developing the Plateaus series. Plateaus is an ongoing series with new works being produced each year. Each 32 x 40 inchContinue reading “NSENGA KNIGHT LIMITED EDITION FIRST RUN PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE AT ARTFARE.COM”

POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION AWARDS NSENGA KNIGHT $20,000 GRANT

New York, NY – May 12, 2019 – The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded Nsenga Knight a $20,000 grant during its 2018-2019 grant cycle. This year’s grantees and award recipients include artists from 18 states, Puerto Rico, and 17 countries. During its 2018-2019 grant cycle the Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded $3,168,000 to 111 artists and 12Continue reading “POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION AWARDS NSENGA KNIGHT $20,000 GRANT”

Nsenga Knight featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition

Make Safe, Make Space featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition at NC A&T University Jan. 10th – Jan. 28th. Make Safe, Make Space, 2014 lithograph print series with sewn muslin and fabric bricks , Photo courtesy of Justin Perry and Smith Gallery Make Safe, Make Space is featured at NC A&T University in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition— a multi-media show highlightingContinue reading “Nsenga Knight featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition”

Nsenga Knight’s Make Safe, Make Space featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition at NC A&T University Jan. 10th – Jan. 28th.

Nsenga Knight’s Make Safe, Make Space featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition
at NC A&T University
Jan. 10th – Jan. 28th.

NSENGA KNIGHT in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition

Make Safe, Make Space featured in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition at NC A&T University Jan. 10th – Jan. 28th. Make Safe, Make Space, 2014 lithograph print series with sewn muslin and fabric bricks , Photo courtesy of Justin Perry and Smith Gallery Make Safe, Make Space is featured at NC A&T University in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition— a multi-media show highlightingContinue reading “NSENGA KNIGHT in the 2019 Southern Constellations Exhibition”

NSENGA KNIGHT: OTHER STARS, SOLO EXHIBITION | AUG. 17 – OCT 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   NSENGA KNIGHT: OTHER STARS, SOLO EXHIBITION KWAN FONG GALLERY OF ART AND CULTURE AUG. 17 – OCT 11, 2018 and EXHIBITION TALK WITH HALIMA TAHA OCT. 9, 2018 6 pm Nsenga Knight, Other Stars Don’t Behave So, 2013  ink and wax drawing, 20 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.  Continue reading “NSENGA KNIGHT: OTHER STARS, SOLO EXHIBITION | AUG. 17 – OCT 11, 2018”

What can artists do for freedom? | Reading The New Jim Crow

I read a lot of articles, chapters from books, watch and listen to lectures, but I haven’t sat down to complete reading a book from cover to cover in a while. One of the books I’ve been eager to read is Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. I’ve seen her speakContinue reading “What can artists do for freedom? | Reading The New Jim Crow”