What Does The Afrofuture Say? w/Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes

Host Ingrid LaFleur speaks with artist and curator Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes about the mystical and the mundane.
Maikoiyo Anabi Alley-Barnes (b. 1977, Seattle) is a multimedia artist, curator, filmmaker, writer, and designer exploring the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mundane and the mystical. Alley-Barnes’ practice offers meditative narratives that reflect his fascination with, admiration for, and immersion in the aesthetic, ritual and continuum that is the African Diaspora. Alley-Barnes has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Museum of Natural History (New York), and the Frye Art Museum (Seattle). Alley-Barnes is a founding member of the multidisciplinary creative collective Black Constellation, which includes Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu; musicians Erykah Badu, Erik Blood (Knife Knights), and Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces, Knife Knights). Alley-Barnes’ curatorial practice includes numerous exhibitions executed at the Pun(c)tuation Gallery, which he co-founded and where he served as creative director between 2009 and 2012. In 2016, Alley-Barnes was the guest curator for the exhibition Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground Museum, featuring the work of brothers Noah Davis and Kahlil Joseph at the Frye Art Museum. https://www.maikoiyo.com/

Presented by The Afrofuture Strategies Institute. Visit us at www.afrofuturestrategies.com

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