Contributors

  • Colony Little
    Colony Little
  • Serubiri Moses
    Serubiri Moses
  • DéLana R.A Dameron
    DéLana R.A Dameron
  • Kareem Reid
    Kareem Reid
  • Terence Trouillot
    Terence Trouillot
  • Stephen Kearse
    Stephen Kearse
  • Stephanye Watts
    Stephanye Watts
  • Rianna Jade Parker
    Rianna Jade Parker
  • Justin Allen
    Justin Allen
  • Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi
    Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
    Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Ashley Stull Meyers
    Ashley Stull Meyers
Colony Little

Colony Little is a Los Angeles based writer and founder of Culture Shock Art.  As a Bay Area native and long term Southern California resident, Colony covers emerging contemporary art in California, the aesthetic of urban culture and is a champion of African American art and media.  In 2015 she launched TONDI, a digital exhibition site dedicated to the interconnection between socio-political movements and their impact on creative expression.

Serubiri Moses

Moses Serubiri is a writer, researcher and curator. He currently works as Research Curator at ANO Center for Cultural Research in Accra, Ghana. His research and curatorial projects include: ‘Life mu City’ (2014) a series of panel discussions on urban language held at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala; the biennial contemporary art festival, KLA ART – UNMAPPED (2014) on urban mapping and social classification in Uganda. As research intern for C& – Contemporary And, he wrote short essays on African cultural producers on the international art scene. Serubiri is an alumni of the Asiko International Art School, and was awarded the 2015 Stadtschreiber residency at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.

DéLana R.A Dameron

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, DéLana R.A. Dameron is a writer and arts and culture administrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Dameron is the author of Weary Kingdom (2017) and her debut collection How God Ends Us was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. Dameron holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has conducted readings, workshops and lectures all across the United States, Central America and Europe. Learn more about Delana by visiting www.delanaradameron.com

Kareem Reid

Kareem is an artist, curator and critic based in London. His work has been featured in several publications and is the host and founder of nightlife event Body Party.

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Terence Trouillot

Terence is an art writer and critic and is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Oral Histories Fellow at BOMB Magazine. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University (2007), and received his MFA degree in Art Writing and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in 2014.

Stephen Kearse

Stephen Kearse is a writer in Washington, D.C. He has previously written for Slate, The Toast, Paste Magazine, and Model View Culture, among other outlets. He irregularly writes about race, music, and movies at The Black Tongue and tweets @black__steve. He declines most brunch invitations.

Stephanye Watts

As NYC’s biggest fan in the form of the coolest black girl alive, Stephanye’s quest to discover everything dope, cheap, and black+ excellent below 14th Street is chronicled on her site iso14below.com. The Philadelphia native and Clark Atlanta University alum is also the woman behind the world’s only R&B trivia night, #RhythmNBodyroll. Her musings on music, art, and culture can also be found at Saint Heron, MySpace, and Slant News.

Rianna Jade Parker

Rianna Jade Parker is a reader before anything else and a writer who writes for other readers. Her curatorial, artistic and social practices are as informed by Stuart Hall, bell hooks, James Baldwin as they are by Biggie and Lil Kim. When she is not frying platanos she is busy hitting life’s snooze button.

Justin Allen

Justin Allen is a writer and performer from Northern Virginia. He has contributed to ARTS.BLACK as well as Lambda Literary, Mosaic Literary Magazine, and others. He lives in New York City.

Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi

Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi is a Nigerian Australian curator and writer. He is currently a curator at Art in Odd Place and a curatorial assistant at Performa. He has prior curatorial experience with BRIC, AC Institute, and African Artist’s Foundation, with projects ranging from performance and public art to web-based media. He is a co-founder of Pop’Africana, a cultural platform for contemporary African ideas.

Danielle A. Scruggs

Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, photo editor, and cultural producer currently living and working in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Howard University and Maryland Institute College of Art, where she earned degrees in journalism and digital arts. She currently works at the Chicago Reader as the paper’s director of photography. You can find out more about her at her portfolio sites, daniellescruggs.com and dascruggs.com.

Ashley Stull Meyers

Ashley Stull Meyers is a contemporary Arts Writer, Essayist, and Curatorial Collaborator. She has curated exhibitions and programming at numerous institutions across the Bay Area, and has been in academic residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). She is currently based in Portland, OR.