About Onajide Shabaka
I am a visual artist, curator, and writer. My art practice makes references to the anthropological, geological, and biological through a visual aesthetic that is challenging and visceral, with a grounding in African Atlantic culture. My writing and curatorial practice focuses largely on contemporary art and culture, and subject specific research. I have forged a path for my artistic interests that challenges the status quo of the mainstream art world, especially the hermeticism and austerity of the white cubic gallery space. At the same time, my work, in its engagement with nature, history, technology, and ritual--allows the viewers to experience a more holistic view of the world.