Etat de Siege (Under Siege): Modou Dieng

January 15, 2017 6–9pm
Photos by Mario Gallucci

A post-black performative lecture at Disjecta choreographed by Modou Dieng and curated by Michele Fiedler.

A graceful resistance of many seeds.

A reservoir of pushed stories/histories coming together to reclaim collective narratives performed by Aruni Dharmakirthi, Jamaali Roberts, maximiliano, Angélica Maria Millán Lozano, Ruben Marrufo, Jaleesa Johnston, and Adrienne Fernandez.

Aruni Dharmakirthi is a Sri Lankan born artist based in Portland, OR. They received a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Florida State University and they are currently completing an MFA in Visual Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Jamaali Roberts is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Portland. His work explores historical and modern blackness and the ways in which we connect with our ancestors.

maximiliano is a performance artists whose work is a product of black x latinx diaspora. observations of hardship. ellxs hacen trap arte in portland, or.

Angélica Maria Millán Lozano is a second-year MFA in Visual Studies candidate at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is a fibers and performance artista de Bogotá, ColOmbia whose work questions the ethical implication of social injustices that affect Latinas in the home.

Ruben Marrufo is a first-year MFA in Visual Studies candidate at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He is filmmaker from Mejicali whose work focuses on the ecstatic that is born out of collaboration with other performers through video and film.

Jaleesa Johnston is a mixed media artist currently living in Portland . She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work explores the black female body as both subject and material through performance, video, photography, sculpture and collage.

Modou Dieng is a multidisciplinary artist exploring the symbolic and mythological power of pop through the perspective of a Generation X African.

Adrienne Fernandez is a Native Hawaiian-Japanese interdisciplinary artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Whether it be through painting, installation, sculpture, or performance, her work discusses themes of cultural reclamation, ethnic identity, and innate ties to the natural world.