Summer 2019 Public Art Resident
Shaka Dendy is a conceptual artist working to explore and complicate Blackness, by recontextualizing Black experiences and aesthetics in an art-historical framework. His interdisciplinary practice includes sculpture, performance, installation, video, and music, and makes use of conceptual art, minimalism, arte povera and the avant-garde, in order to critique and confront norms—all with a singular humor and wit.
He is a founding member of Boston-based industrial rap band Camp Blood, and received his MFA from Emerson College. He lives and works in Boston.
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Photo by Shaka Dendy