Un | Fixed Homeland

Image: Khadija Benn, Amalivaca (2012), archival pigment print on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist.

Un | Fixed Homeland
Presented by Grace Aneiza Ali
Wednesday, August 24
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Curatorial Intensive alum Grace Aneiza Ali will speak about the development and curatorial thinking behind her latest exhibition, Un | Fixed Homeland, currently on view at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ (through September 23, 2016).

Un | Fixed Homeland brings together thirteen emerging and established Guyanese artists who, via photography and photography-based art, examine the complex relationship to “homeland.” These artists explore how a homeland can be both fixed and unfixed: a constantly shifting idea and memory, as well as a physical place, a psychic space. Ali developed her exhibition during the course of the Curatorial Intensive in Fall 2014.

Un | Fixed Homeland features artists: Kwesi Abbensetts, Khadija Benn, Frank Bowling, Sandra Brewster, Marlon Forrester, Erika DeFreitas, Roshini Kempadoo, Michael Lam, Donald Locke, Maya Mackrandilal, Karran Sahadeo, and Keisha Scarville, as well as ICI collaborator, Hew Locke (included in ICI’s exhibition EN MAS’).

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August 24, 2016

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Grace Aneiza Ali

Grace Aneiza Ali is a Curator and an Assistant Professor and Provost Fellow in the Department of Art & Public Policy at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City. Ali’s curatorial research practice centers on socially engaged art practices, global contemporary art, and art of the Caribbean Diaspora, with a focus on her homeland Guyana. She serves as Curator-at-Large for the Caribbean Cultural Center in New York. She is Founder and Curator of Guyana Modern, an online platform for contemporary arts and culture of Guyana and Founder and Editorial Director of OF NOTE Magazine—an award-winning nonprofit arts journalism initiative reporting on the intersection of art and activism. Her awards and fellowships include NYU Provost Faculty Fellow, Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Grant, and Fulbright Scholar. She has been named a World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper.’ Her recent book, Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora (Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2020) explores the art and migration narratives of women of Guyanese heritage.

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