I am Keyezua a storyteller using art as a communication tool that manages to tell more than my words will ever do. Art provokes, educates and empowers without pity. It is a powerful tool and it is in the hands of this generation to create value for our government, organizations and foundations to put artists as an integral component to the further development of culture, economics, feminism, and individual development in Africa.
What makes me uncomfortable in our society is what helps me create an artwork that deserves to exist as I follow the revolution that happens in my mind when I am not satisfied with a situation that affects human rights. Due to technology as a catalyst for change, everybody can educate and market themselves as an artist but is not everybody that is willing to use art to fight a cause or to provoke and insist in intellectual change. For us, women, we can't just make art to make art look pretty and successfully hang on a wall at home or in a museum. It needs to demand respect, debates, confusion and experiment with tradition. I am Keyezua.
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After growing up in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, Phillip K. Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. From his Palm Desert, CA studio, he creates light-based work that draws upon ideas of space, form, color, light + shadow, environment, and change.
Featured in hundreds of online and print publications, Phillip is known for creating large scaled temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, and The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition. All of these installations are featured in his latest catalog titled Five Installations published by Grand Central Press. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond; and the artist was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA. The artist's work is also included in the forthcoming exhibition and catalog Unsettled organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and artist Ed Ruscha.
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Georgina is an all rounded makeup artist with a passion in utilising traditional painting and drawing techniques upon a 3D canvas. She branched into makeup and special effects design in 2014, when she completed a Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup at the Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup. Whilst there, she studied under Emmy award winning prosthetics artist, Chad Atkinson and seasoned film professional, Paige Badenoch and also obtained a certification in contact lens fitting and removal. She recently completed an an Advanced Prosthetics workshop at AACM and the Val Garland School of Makeup.
Georgina competed in the IMATS Sydney 2014 Battle of the Brushes and was awarded second place for her piece in the Beauty/Fantasy Category. She has also assisted on various fashion weeks; the most recent being the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sydney Fashion Week on the Bondi Bather show. Her work has been published in Laud Magazine, Cole Magazine, Make Up Artist Magazine and MX Newspaper and has been featured in Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Allure, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, PopSugar, Mashable, Entertainment Weekly and Cosmpolitan.
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Precious Okoyomon - embodied exorcism of the poetic body. I can be whatever the f*** people want me to be.
Precious Okoyomon is a Brooklyn based poet and artist. She is the author of Ajebota (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her writing has been performed and exhibited at the Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Exo Exo in Paris and MoMA PS1 in New York. Her writing has been published in Hobart, Fanzine, New York Tyrant and elsewhere.
She loves her sweet toy poodle rainbow and is a Leo that is very low key evil. She’s currently working on a book or two.
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