Chorus of Outlaws: 7th ward
New Orleans, Louisiana
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.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2020
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.”