Keynote Lecture: Ayana Evans
Ayana Evans is a New York City-based artist. She received her MFA in painting from Temple University and her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University. Evans has performed at El Museo del Barrio, The Barnes Foundation, The Bronx Museum, Newark Museum, the Queens Museum and countless public locations for her guerilla-style performances. Her international work includes shows at FIAP performance festival in Martinique, Tiwani Contemporary in London, and Ghana’a Chale Wote festival. Evans was a 2018 Fellow at EFA’s Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, 2017 – 2018 awardee of the Franklin Furnace Fund for performance art, and a 2018 NYFA Fellow. Her recent press includes: The New York Times, ArtNet News, New York’s “The Cut,” Hyperallergic, and Bomb Magazine. Evans is currently an adjunct professor at Brown University.