an arts writing residency and public lecture series investigating contemporary black art


The Black Embodiments Studio is an arts writing residency and public lecture series that Kemi directs at the University of Washington, in collaboration with the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. The residency trains emerging arts writers to create much-needed discourse about black arts in Seattle and brings them into conversation with artists, curators, and arts writers who are invited to Seattle to give public lectures and guide intimate workshops. Each year culminates in the publication, A Year in Black Art, which collects residents’ writing and catalogues much (if not all) of the black art staged in Seattle that year.

More information can be found at The Black Embodiments Studio website, which hosts a listing of black art staged in Seattle, documentation of guest lectures, and digital copies of A Year in Black Art.