Alumna Adama Delphine Fawundu '18 in Exhibition at Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute

June 10, 2019

Alumna Adama Delphine Fawundu ‘18 is a featured artist in an exhibition at the Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) from November 15, 2018 to June 15, 2018.

 

The exhibition is entitled “Race, Myth, Art, and Justice” and highlights the work of 12 inter-generational photographers. Fawundu and the other photographers are engaging with the premise of “race” as a social construct rooted in myth and its profound implications for the global African experience.

 

According to CCCADI, the exhibition “celebrates a community of voices who illuminate how art continues to serve as a powerful tool for justice,” and “through their thoughtful framing, we witness how the images transcend limiting labels of 'political,' 'radical,' or 'protest' art. These photographs are not merely gestures or symbolic meditations on race and justice. Instead, they reflect exclusion, erasure, and invisibility as the lived realities we wrestle and resist every day.”

 

Fawundu is described by CCCADI as “a photographer and visual artist born in Brooklyn, New York to parents from Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. She is the co-founder and author of the book and journal MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Fawundu is a 2016 New York Foundation of the Arts Photography Fellow and recipient of grants from the Open Society Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Historical Society, Columbia University, and Puffin Foundation. Recently, Fawundu was awarded the BRIC Workspace Residency to create new works in a private studio in Brooklyn, New York. Past work can be found in private and public collections including Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Historical Society, New York; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Corridor Gallery, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo, Brazil.”