I’m a New York based multi-disciplinary artist from Kingston, Jamaica. As a creative positioned betweenCaribbean and American culture, my work interrogates ideas of identity, notions of power, perceived histories and the entanglements that happens within these topics. I use it to better understand the complicated relationships I have with my family. I use it to come to terms with the trauma I experienced from situations outside of my control, but most importantly I use this to find out more about myself.
I’m finally willing to admit that I’m a digital hoarder. My hard drives and my cloud are bursting with artifacts from every far flung corner of the web just begging to be used. It’s in part an attempt to create a traceable digital
archive of things I enjoy throughout the years, but I also need them to carve out my story. This practice comes from a pragmatic solution to not having immediate access to video and sound equipment when I started these projects. As a result, I started using other people’s digital information to create my own narrative.
My own presence in these pieces comes from my need to be wrapped in the media I find. It becomes obsessive. I like to watch these static moments in time morph through my simultaneous manipulation and projection of ideas. I go back and forth, inserting my stories with theirs, cohabitating non linear storylines,hoping to find something close to home.
Was never really my thing.
Julius Eastman Retrospective, Bowerbird, Philadelphia, PA
people sometimes, die – Edel Assanti, London, U.K
Authority Figure, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY
WE BEEN HERE TM, Paradise Garage, Los Angeles, CA WE BEEN HERE : CATACLYSM, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY
POWERPLNT, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY
Creamcake, Sudblock, Berlin, Germany
UNREALITY, Zucher Salon at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AT EVERY AGE, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Future Perfect, Bureau of General Services-‐Queer Division, Cage Gallery, NY
Health GAP Global Health Justice Awards, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
Hallucinema : Intersection of Hallucination & Media, The New School, New York, NY
Discwoman – Industry Women II, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY
Ephemimora, Illuminus Festival, Boston, MA
TOP-‐A-‐TOPPA, Stream Gallery, New York
A/S/L, De Construkt, Brooklyn, NY
Women* in Electronic Music, Stanford University, CA
Frontlines : Women of Color on the Forefront of Activism, Columbia Law School, New
Alternate Futures, Parsons The New School for Design MFA Design & Technology, New York, NY
Social Medium : Art Making with Social Media, Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY
The Serpent and the Rainbow – in conversation with Mega Max, A.C. Institute, New
PIN UP Magazine, “POWER” , Issue 21, p. 56 Man About Town, “We’ve Got The Right”, Winter/Spring 16/17
Iadoarola, Alexander. KUNQ member SHYBOI deftly explores traumas and power traps on new mix https://thump.vice.com/en_us/track/kunq-‐member-‐shybi-‐deftly-‐explores-‐
Parker, Rianna. 5 Artists Explain How Digital Art Can Make the World Better
Kaleidoscope Magazine, “POST-‐WOMAN”, Issue 23, Winter 2015, p.91
“Bad Grammar,” QUEER ZINES 2, AA Bronson, Philip Aarons, Ray Cha, eds. (New
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
Kaleidoscope Magazine Digital Residency, Instagram, World Wide Web