Professor and Alumna Adama Delphine Fawundu ’18 Featured in Several Exhibitions in 2023

Carlos Barragán
January 24, 2023

Visual Artist Assistant Professor Adama Delphine Fawundu ’18 is featured in multiple shows this year, from the Bamako Encounters—African Biennale of Photography in Mali and a group exhibition in the Goodman Gallery in Capetown/Johannesburg, South Africa, to a show in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Adama Delphine Fawundu '18, 'Bawo Set Free (C)' (For Mama Adama Series, Screen Print on Silver Gelatin Scanned, 35.56 x 45.72cm, 2020)

Titled Maa ka Maaya ka ca a yere konoOn Multiplicity, Difference, Becoming and Heritage and celebrated in different venues across Mali, the 13th edition of the Bamako Encounters focuses on the multiplicities of being and its differences. The exhibitions will be on view through February 8, 2023.

Different Now is Close Enough to Exhale on You, a group exhibition taking place both in Capetown and Johannesburg, is an exploration of the systems and relationships that comprise the history of power, extraction, and exploitation. Featuring more than a dozen artists and curated by the artist Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, the show runs through January 14, 2023 in Johannesburg and January 21, 2023 in Capetown. 

Adama Delphine Fawundu '18, 'Bawo Set Free (D)' (For Mama Adama Series, Screen Print on Silver Gelatin Scanned, 30.48 x 37.904cm, 2020)

Free As they Want to Be: Artist Committed to Memory, an exhibition in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, examines the legacy of slavery and its aftermath. More than twenty different artists examine the social lives of black and white Americans within the context of land at home, at historic places, and in public memory. The exhibition will be on view through March 5, 2023.

Adama Delphine Fawundu is a visual artist born in Brooklyn to parents from Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. She has presented public installations at Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Federal Hall in New York City.  Solo show exhibitions and performances include [email protected]/Princeton University, The Penumbra Foundation, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, The Miller Theater at Columbia University, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, African American Museum in Philadelphia and Granary Arts amongst others. Her works can be found in the collections at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Princeton University Museum, Bryn Mawr College, The Brooklyn Historical Society, The Norton Museum of Art, The David C. Driskell Center (University of Maryland), The Petrucci Family Foundation, The Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, as well as private collections. Projects have been supported by Rema Hort Mann Artist Grant as well as the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, amongst other awards. She was featured in the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary, In Our Mother’s Garden, directed by Shantrelle P. Lewis. In 2022, Delphine Fawundu was awarded a CatchLight Fellowship.