kai barrow

New Orleans, Louisiana

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About kai barrow

kai lumumba barrow is a queer Black feminist visual and performance artist, interested in radical imagination and Black geographies. Along with her four muses: Absurdity, Sarcasm, Myth, and Merriment, she performs theory as resistance. In 2010, barrow launched Gallery of the Streets, a network of abolitionist artists, activists, and scholars who work at the nexus of public art, political education, community engagement, and movement-building.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2020

Website / Social Links

Working in the aesthetic traditions of Black surrealism and ecofeminism, my daily practice includes art-making, gathering materials and information, professional development, and study. My paintings, sculptures, and installations are grounded in themes of social and environmental justice and rely on humor, ritual, music, movement, and nature.”