Education:

Cornell University, School of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ithaca, NY
· Bachelor of Architecture: May 2000


Grants/Fellowships/Residencies:

•United States Artists Fellowship: 2021, Recipient
•New York Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design: Fall 2020, Recipient
•New York Foundation for the Arts: Spring 2020, Fellowship Recipient
• The J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize: Exhibit Columbus, 2020, Recipient
• Bellagio Center Fellow: The Rockefeller Foundation, 2019, Art & Literary Arts Residencies
•Wilder Green Fellow: The MacDowell Colony, 2016
•Bemis Center for Contemporary Art: Fall 2016, Artist-In-Residence
•Socrates Sculpture Park 2016 Emerging Artist Fellowship
•The Drawing Center: Open Sessions,2016-2017, Selected Artist
•Headlands Center for the Arts: Spring 2016, Artist-In-Residence
•The MacDowell Colony: Winter 2016, Artist-In-Residence
•School of Visual Arts: Spring 2015, Visible Futures Lab, Artist-In-Residence


Exhibits:

2021
RHIZOMES – Base sous-marine – Bordeaux, France
Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism – Oakland Museum of California – Oakland, CA
Liquid Geographies, Liquid Borders – Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 – Venice, Italy
Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – NY, NY
The Anarchonauts – Pod Space Gallery – Rockville, MD
Vista Unveiled – Public Art Installation: Port Everglades: Midport Garage, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Desert In Bloom – Public Art Installation: Eastside Regional Water Park, El Paso, Tx

2020
Living The City – the former Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany
“Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies” – Public Art installation: Site/See 2020, Alexandria, VA

2019
Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility – Kaplan Gallery – Rockville, MD
African Mobilities: Mad Horse City – Untitled Gallery – Lagos, Nigeria
Designs for Different Futures – Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA

2018
Digital Imaginaries: Africas in Production – ZKM – Berlin, Germany
ART X LAGOS 2018 Art Festival – Interactive Projects – Lagos, Nigeria
Making Africa – Blanton Art Museum – Austin, TX
Durham in Continuum – SmArt Vision Public Art Project – Durham, NC
African Mobilities: Architekturmuseum der TU München – Munich, Germany
Alternative Visions: Fantasy Architecture – San Jose State University
Race and Revolution: Still Separate / Still Unequal – UConn Stamford, CT
Making Africa – Albuquerque Museum – Albuquerque, NM

2017
Making Africa – High Museum of Art – Atlanta, GA
Inner Sanctum – 80 DKLB BKLN [BRIC/Forest City NY – Brooklyn, NY
Protest! – Public Square – Cleveland, OH
What the Body Can Do: [OS11 Group show] – The Drawing Center NY, NY
Where Do We Stand? – The Drawing Center NY, NY
Race and Revolution: Still Separate / Still Unequal – Smack Mellon Brooklyn, NY
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair – Pioneer Works Brooklyn, NY
Crown Ether – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
BRIC Media Arts – Cafe Installation, Brooklyn, NY
UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA – MAAT [Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia] Lisbon, Portugal
Art Paris Art Fair – Grand Palais, Paris, FR

2016
The Lived City – BRIC Biennial, Weeksville Heritage Center
Making Africa – Kunsthal Rotterdam
AKAA [Also Known as Africa] Contemporary Art and Design Fair – Paris, FR
Where Is Here – Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair – London, UK
Not My Business: Solo Exhibit – 50Golborne Gallery, London, UK
Making Africa – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

2015
The 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture - Shenzhen, China
Making Africa - Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination – Schomburg Center, NY, NY
Beautiful Decay – The ARC [OLCDC], Opa-Locka, FL
Making Africa- Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
RESPOND - Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY


Lectures/Teaching Experience:

2021
Visiting Professor, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT

2020
Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Series , Cornell University School of Architecture, Ithaca, NY
Emerging Voices 20, The Architectural League NY, New York, NY
Ink & Vellum Lecture Series, Yale Univeristy School of Architecture, New Haven, CT

2019
Visiting Lecturer, Cornell University School of Art, Architecture, and Planning, New York, NY
Process and Practice, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL
ArtCenter Dialogues, Media Design Practices MFA, Pasadena, Ca
Speculative Futures: Immanence and Imminence, Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY
GSA Emergent Lecture Series, Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, SA
Urbanism’s New Future, Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam University of the Arts, NL

2018
Practice and Trajectory, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY
Discursive Practices, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, NY
Alternative Visions: Fantasy Architecture, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2017
Visiting Lecturer, Cornell University School of Art, Architecture, and Planning, New York, NY