A Deeper Connection to Cairo

When I first moved to Cairo, I admittedly felt a little lost. I didn’t understand the language, I felt like I looked so different from most the people who I passed by from day to day, and I had a hard time wrapping my mind around how I might continue to grow as an artistContinue reading “A Deeper Connection to Cairo”

Sayyida Nafisa’s Khalwa: A Conversation on Muslim Women and Sacred Spaces

A conversation between Nsenga Knight and her sister Nuriddeen Knight about their visit to the khalwa (place of voluntary seclusion) of 9th century female Islamic scholar Sayida Nafisa in Cairo, Egypt.

X SPEAKS AT CONTEMPORARY IMAGE COLLECTIVE, CAIRO

CAIRO’S CONTEMPORARY IMAGE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS NSENGA KNIGHT’S “X SPEAKS: AN APPEAL TO AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE,” A NEW ITERATION OF KNIGHT’S SOCIAL PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE-BASED WORK DEDICATED TO MALCOLM X’S FINAL SPEECHES  

X Speaks: An Appeal to African Heads of State

Performative Reading / Social Practice with Nsenga Knight// Sunday, 27 February 2022, 7pm @ Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Egypt In conjunction with «The Light of Distant Stars – On Cairo and Pan Africanism», a library of research materials, gatherings and live events that is currently taking place at CIC, we cordially invite you toContinue reading “X Speaks: An Appeal to African Heads of State”

Connecting to Black History through Art: X Speaks in Cairo

Happy Black History Month!!! If you’ve been reading my blog you know that I’ve been sharing a lot about how art connects us to ourselves, our communities and others. This connection includes Black history. Every one of us connects to Black History Month differently, but I think it’s important that we all take the opportunityContinue reading “Connecting to Black History through Art: X Speaks in Cairo”

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.

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”