Unplublished interview

UNPUBLISHED INTERVIEW So, I understand you were in South America and the Caribbean this year, which was for your art practice. Where did you go and what did you do? Onajide Shabaka: Actually, I also traveled last year and this…

Antillean Lacunae: a litany of the botanical

In 1972 while a student at California College of the Arts, Onajide Shabaka wanted to make a sculpture that reflected the arts of the African diaspora and chose Suriname maroon traditional wood working as his model. This recollection came back…

Research and Residency Campaign

Colonial Food and Botanical Research Project Campaign This initiative, funded in part by this GoFundMe campaign, is designed to sustain a critical discourse on contemporary art, circum-Caribbean culture, and a creative project investigating origins and uses of subsistence foodcrops used…

FAU presents High School Art and Poetry Exhibition ‘Soiled Again’

Inspired by a field trip last January to the Florida Atlantic University Galleries to see the exhibit, “DIRT: Yuta Suelo Udongo Tè,” curated by artist Onajide Shabaka, students from Boynton Beach Community High School and Dreyfoos School of the Arts…

Nierika – solo exhibition

  Gallery installation views. Please, contact me for an exhibition tour. What does Nierika mean? Nierika is from the language of the Huichol Indians of Sierra Madras, Mexico. The Nierika is a gateway to the spiritual realm, a realm of…