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Sadie Woods: Convergences For Colored Girls When the Western Art System Is Not Enough

Online Lecture24 November 2020, 19:00
Sadie Woods, Lean Wit It, Riot Wit It, 2020, screen print, photo: courtesy the artistSadie Woods, Lean Wit It, Riot Wit It, 2020, screen print, photo: courtesy the artist

In this lecture, post-disciplinary artist and cultural worker Sadie Woods who straddles the worlds of fine artist, independent curator, DJ, educator and interventionist discusses her life and work at the intersection of these fields and the politics of race, gender and sexuality, diaspora and U.S. urban subjectivity that underpin it. Among her other works, Woods will discuss recent endeavors most legible as protest art and cultural storytelling through digital interventions like It Was A Rebellion (2020).

Sadie Woods (b. 1978) is an award-winning artist who has had an exciting career, showcasing her talents everywhere from academia to nightclubs, boutiques to museums. As a multidisciplinary artist, curator and deejay, Woods' work focuses primarily on social movements and resistance as well as producing collaborations within communities of difference. Woods received her BA from Columbia College and MFA from The School of the Art Institute. She is a 2020 recipient of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Esteemed Artist Award and currently faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Residents Orchestrate Project manager at the Chicago Sinfonietta and resident deejay on Vocalo 91.1FM and Lumpen Radio 105.5FM.


The lecture will be held in English language.

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