image credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh and Tulsa Artist Fellowship
b. 1979 Middletown, CT USA Naima Lowe comes from a long line of Black people who make things. She’s got parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-great grandparents who are musicians, fashion designers, Sunday school teachers, waitresses, and field hands. Through them she inherited a lineage and aesthetic of Black cultural production that is as enigmatic as it is discernible. These people have also gifted Naima with her commitment to social justice, focused work ethic and big mouth. Naima’s work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archive, The Wing Luke Museum, MiX Experimental Film Festival, National Queer Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church, and Seattle Center for Contemporary Arts. She holds a BA in Africana Studies from Brown University and an MFA from Temple University. Naima has been an artist in residence at The Millay Colony, The Vermont Studio Center, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and she’s currently a Visual Art Fellow at The Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
Artist and curator Cindy Baker says "Lowe's work...actively resists the neoliberal longing to feel better and forget, for race issues to go away." More in the exhibition catalog from The Missing Body: Performance in the Absence of the Artist's Body.
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From The Stranger.
Eirik Steinhoff writes about Thirty-Nine Questions for White People elegantly after seeing it performed as part of an Artist Lecture given October 23, 2013 at The Evergreen State College.