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The Black To The Future Collection

Artists participating in this Cohort.

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Heran Genene is an Ethiopian-Canadian Afro-futurist, Artist Enabler and Docu-Vlogger. With a degree in International Development Studies and over 10 years mobilizing youth through arts and innovation, Heran explores how the use of new technologies can be leveraged to bridge gaps and take up space in the future of media and techno-culture.

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Talk (Time Capsule) is a collection of frames from the music video, "Talk" which was created at a time where Nigeria was in political and social turmoil (Which still is the case) The purpose of this time capsule is to provoke and provide a point of reference to the state of events and ultimately inspire positive action.
Prodigeezy is a multidisciplinary creative, exploring the transection of creativity and technology for human-centered storytelling and building future worlds.
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"Transcending barriers of yesterday" is a collection of three digitally illustrated artworks namely; 'For you the Natives', 'A Delicate Balance', and 'Leaders of Tomorrow'. Each artwork in its own way breaks certain barriers, psychological and cultural, through the artist's portrayal of Africa as a digitally revolutionized community.
Eni-Ibukun John is a Lagos-based artist, poet, futurist and student. His style of graphic art pieces tell incredible stories with a unique style that his audience has grown to love. He’s a master at creating pieces that contain illustrations of people with potent character. His works are available in prints.
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The first photo was about a tall beautiful black woman standing where the cherry blossoms fall to admire her own beauty, accepting herself, and self love. The second one is based off of fabric from Africa that has been in my household. And The reason I named it "My culture is not to be judged" is because of the way everyone in general are treated and I think it's time for a reset on this year.
I'm a weeb who likes to battle artist block. I'm a bit frightened of socializing with others and I like to help others when their in need of it. My pronouns are She/Her,my zodiac sign is a virgo,I have about 16 online friends on discord and my username on it is 𝐌𝐚𝐀𝐨𝐭𝐨-π’πšπ§ #1800
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ASSI - An equation engine which allowed for compression and instant assimilation of vast amounts of information. Analog Portrait - Portrait of one of the mechanical humanoid beings developed on Proxima b, ensuring the spread and survival of human minds Computronium - An exoplanet fully engineered into a computational engine. PHC - Depiction of an early 22nd century truth prophetess.
Philip is an illustrator and paracosmist whose images serve as a visual documentary of our post human future Allegedly born in 1997, Lagos, Nigeria. Here he was raised and indoctrinated. His illustrations are glimpses into what awaits us at the fringe and beyond the Anthropocene. He utilizes a detail heavy based style that helps him reflect the complexities of reality.
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Society is getting increasingly atomized and isolated, and VR is the future of our aesthetically driven lives. It's going to unlock our future of dissociative cyberpunk cope after the pandemic has forced us even more inwards. It's always nice to reminder to be kind to oneself.
I enjoy creating art to tell stories about things I feel connected to. I find I get better at making them
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As a sample from a more elaborate body of work, I seek to articulate presence as a requirement for sustainable advancement(set in a scene as pretentious as Nigeria).
My name is Ovye. I experiment with soul music and I write poetry, for a lack of a living. I also sleep naked. Yay me!
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These are a collection of paintings I’ve made using acrylic on canvas to represent Black excellence.
Kalmplex is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Toronto from Jamaican and Ghanaian parents. Using colours, sound, videography and photography as a creative outlet. Kalmplex has been documenting art and culture in Toronto for over 20yrs.
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90's cartoons shows usually had that one Black/ African characters that we all know and love. With those character, we were able to self identify ourselves with in cartoon shows and we held on them as fond memories, well at least I did. So I decided to choose '13' of my favourite Black / African cartoon characters cause in a way, they were my heros.
My name is Joseph but you can @call_me_xiii. The reason why I like going by that name is because it let's people know that I can do what I do not because of luck or because its simply a gift i was given. But that its been years of experience and hard work.
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This is an open and ongoing series of original pencil and charcoal portraits, of black leaders across generations. Title, date of creation, Medium, Size, purchase price 1. Nelson Mandela - 2014, pencil, graphite & charcoal on smooth paper, 18'24, $2,000 2. Malcom X - 2014, pencil, graphite & charcoal on smooth paper, 18'24, $2,000 3. Rosa Parks - 2014, pencil, graphite & charcoal on lightweig
Morris Ogbowu is a multidisciplinary artist based in Ottawa. His main practices are in Popular World Music and traditional hyperrealism. Morris was recently awarded the 2020 Emerging Artist Award presented by the Ottawa Arts Council and RBC as well as the Saw Prize for New Works. including showing at Ada Slaight Gallery OCAD, Toronto 2017 AIN’T I A WOMAN - I AM A MAN, DesignExchange Toronto 2017 The Blueroom Exhibition on Queen St - Toronto 2015 A month-long show - Ottawa Public Library 2017
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The medium used is acrylic on canvas with strokes of brush. My arts tells us more about the troubles and uncertainty faced in life but one is always optimistic since everything happens for a reason. Though the reason is unknown or might be hard but to crack,life must move on . Life should continue since everyone was born a winner. It's really our mindset that defines us .
My name is Benard omondi,23 years old . Born and lived in the humble kibera slums ,Nairobi in Kenya. I'm an optimistic and open minded artist who believes there's power in art and we can use art to spread joys ,smiles and hope to people.