Posted on June 14, 2021
Negarra A. Kudumu lives and works in Seattle, where she is the recently appointed Curator at the Center for Contemporary Art (CoCA). Kudumu is an independent scholar, published writer, and healer working at the intersection of art and healing with a focus on contemporary art from the Pacific Northwest, Africa, South Asia, and their respective diasporas. In 2017, Kudumu co-organized the group exhibition Back Stories with Mariane Ibrahim, director and founder of the eponymous gallery, now headquartered in Chicago. Building on her research into multidisciplinary collectives composed of African and BIPOC artists operating on the African continent and in its Diaspora, Kudumu plans to investigate their collaborative creative processes; tacit codes of care, comradery, and professional support; and modes of engagement with the global art, film, and music industries.