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The Black woman is god

Reprogramming the god code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Black Woman is God (BWIG) celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form – God, and challenges viewers to do the same. Artists bring history and culture alive by refocusing the audience on where humanity really began--the womb of the African woman through musical, performing, and visual artists.
Karen Seneferu

The Black Woman is God is a multi-media visual and spiritual exhibition for audiences to recognize an alternative to Western cultural narratives that challenges Eurocentric notions of God. Through an examination of cosmology, womanhood, feminism, politics and psychology, The Black Woman is God challenges gaps and fragments in art history that position Black art as only ancient or contemporary, failing to honor the space in between. 

First curated at the African American Arts and Cultural Complex in 2013, over 25 multi-media and musical artists presented works directly challenging mainstream constructions of the Black feminine. As a result, audience members and the public were invited into a public ritual that examined the psychosis of white male patriarchy. 

In 2016, The Black Woman is God is planning for its largest evolution yet, entitled: “Reprogramming that God Code.” The exhibition at SOMArts brings together over 5 collectives representing scores of Black female artists from around the Bay Area. Launching at the POWER Conference held at the Oakland Museum in April 2016, featuring over 60 + local Bay Area Black female artists spanning the fields of visual art, short films, live music, dance performances, teaching curriculum, photography, multimedia installation, lecture and workshops.

In this exhibit,  all are invited to reconsider deep-seated beliefs and participate in the exhibition that challenges the idea that valuing one demands devaluing another.

The Black Woman Is God: Reprogramming the God Code

 

CURATORS

The Artists

The Gatherings

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Submissions by our Artists

Cynthia Branvall 

Cynthia Branvall 

Ewunike Hanson

Ewunike Hanson

Turfer Girl

Turfer Girl

Val Kai

Val Kai

Nicole Dixon

Nicole Dixon

Idris Hassan

Idris Hassan

Monica Hastings Smith

Monica Hastings Smith

Melonie Green

Melonie Green

Marissa Arterberry

Marissa Arterberry

 

Latisha Baker
JaeMe Bereal    
Brianni Blue
Camille Brown
Tracy Brown
Sydney Cain
Jada Carter
April Martin Chartrand
Lauren Cheung  
Charmaine Davis
Anna W. Edwards
Dania Frink
Maya Grant-Richardson 




  

List of Performing Artists

Linda Johnson
Phavia  Kujichagulia
Taiwo Kujichagulia
Kehinde  Kujichagulia
The Lyric Performers
Jasmine Haynes
Traci Bartlow
Zakiya Harris
Taiwo & Kehinde
YBB Shereos
Colette Eloi
Destiny Muhammad
Joan Tarika Lewis
Regina Evans
Ryan Austin
Sista Nau T
Monica Hasting-Smith
Amara T. Smith
Coco Peila
Melina Jones
Dom Jones
Mel Yel
Bri Blue
Valerie Trout
Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri
Frida Precariat
Queens D. Light

 

Shylah Pacheco Hamilton

Shylah Pacheco Hamilton

Amana Stone

Amana Stone

Alise Eastgate

Alise Eastgate

Virginia Jourdan

Virginia Jourdan

Amara Tabor-Smith

Amara Tabor-Smith

Fan Lee Warren

Fan Lee Warren

Candice Antique Davis

Candice Antique Davis

Kathleen McDonald

Kathleen McDonald

Rosalyn Parhams

Rosalyn Parhams

Yasmin Sayyed

Yasmin Sayyed

ARTISTS NOT PICTURED

 

Brittany Gipson
Jasmine Haynes
Nannette Y Harris-Jones

Shaza Noor Hussein
Lalin St Juste
Ayana Ivery
Iyabo Kwayana
Joan Tarika Lewis   
Samella Lewis
Kanika Marshall
Francis Mead

Selamawit Mekonen    
Shonna McDaniels
 

Bush Mama

Bush Mama

DeLa & Sasha Kelly

DeLa & Sasha Kelly

Lorraine Bonner

Lorraine Bonner

Amana Brembry Johnson

Amana Brembry Johnson

Anna W, Edwards

Anna W, Edwards

Cheryl Derricotte

Cheryl Derricotte

Melorra Green

Melorra Green

Ajuan Mance

Ajuan Mance

Karin Turner

Karin Turner

Toshia Crystal

Toshia Crystal