The Black Woman is God: Reclaim, Reconfigure, Re–Remember highlights a community of Black women artists whose complex creative practices have influenced the world, but are often overlooked because of class, race, and gender discrimination. Birthed at the African American Art & Culture Complex, this movement-building platform has nurtured a creative community that reclaims physical space that has historically been denied to Black women artists. In doing so, generations reconfigure these legacies and re-remember.
In accordance with COVID–19 safety protocols, we’re excited to announce that The Black Woman is God: Reclaim, Reconfigure, Re–Remember is now available online with our virtual gallery! Featuring a digital replica of the exhibition at the AAACC, this virtual experience brings Black art and culture to your home.
Afatasi the Artist
Delgreta Brown / Amariginal
Ebony Iman Dallas
Erica Oni Facey
Joan Tarika Lewis
Taiwo & Kehinde
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Karen Seneferu is one of the most thought-provoking visual artists of our time. Born and raised in Oakland California, her childhood was fed by revolutionary politics and the Black Panther Party’s free breakfast program. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and has dedicated her life to working as an educator and artivist. Self-taught in her artistic craft, Senefuru is obsessed with gathering information, imagery, and ideas. As a result, her work contains a completeness that belies her brief tenure as a multimedia artist. Using natural and manufactured materials she boldly examines the ancient and contemporary, turning modern objects into artifacts. This Afrifuturistic aesthetic provides a curative intersection between the technological and the spiritual. Senefuru’s is grounded in the philosophy that space has hidden meaning. Therefore, her work seeks to enter into and transform the meaning of space.
Melorra Green, M.A.Edm is a curator, artist, radio show host, and community activist. Melorra has been curating creative art experiences and traditional exhibitions for over nine years. She has a niche and love for bringing worlds of obscurity together to create a beautiful cohesive message that leaves the viewer feeling inspired and included and the creator feeling empowered and appreciated. She is a native of Memphis, TN, and has called San Francisco home for 14 years. A graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, the Academy of Art University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television, and the University of Phoenix where she received a Masters of Arts in Education. Green explored her curatorial quality with SOMArts for a period of time; she was the Visual Arts Coordinator for the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco. In addition to serving as the Curator for Inquiry and Impact at SOMArts. She is now establishing herself as a world-renown curator and member of the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco Executive Committee and the San Francisco Graffiti Advisory Board.