Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Artist Websitehttp://kenyattaachinkle1.com/

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle:  Kentifrica is or Kentrifica Aint?

October 19th – November 14th

Opening Reception Saturday, October 20th

7pm – 9pm

 

Panel discussion Hosted at Juxtaposition Arts:

1108 West Broadway Ave N

Minneapolis MN, 55114

Friday October 19th

7pm - with Chaun Webster, Gabrielle Civil, Nate Young and Caroline Kent

 

The Bindery Projects is pleased to present Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle’s Kentifrica is or Kentifrica Aint.  In her first solo exhibition in the Twin Cities Kenyatta will present artifacts on loan from the Kentifrican Museum of Culture as well as provide an opportunity for attendees to taste Kentifrican cuisine for the very first time. 

 

Kentifrica  (Ken-tif-rica) is a contested geography/continent that Hinkle is developing an educational and research platform for. The continent shares cultural influences from parts of West Africa and Kentucky. Through re-creating artifacts, sharing narratives, and customs from her research archives, Hinkle reconstructs a Kentifrican identity that invites a critical engagement of the intersections of: collective vs. personal histories, Diaspora, migration, immigration, cross-culturalism and issues of geography. Through the embodiment of various voices and modes of address, Hinkle examines what happens to bodies in transit and how they are contextualized culturally depending upon historical hegemonic signifiers of race and culture. The Kentifrica project exists as a multi-layered living and breathing organism that thrives off of collaborations with various individuals and communities who come from multiple social, cultural, geographical, and artistic experiences. Kentifrica is both a physical and theoretical space that blurs fiction and reality. It has an identity that is constantly shifting and open to various forms of collaborative interpretation.

 

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is Interdisciplinary visual artist, performer and writer, born in the West End of Louisville, KY in 1987 and is a descendant of Kentifrica. She received her B.F.A from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Painting. She is also an alumna of the New York Studio AICAD Program. Hinkle has exhibited work at American University in Washington D.C., Project Row Houses in Houston, TX, The Hammer Museum, and The Barnsdall Art Theater and was the youngest artist to participate in the Made in LA 2012 Biennial.

Hinkle is the recipient of many awards and honors including the Jacob K. Javits Full Fellowship for Graduate Study (2009), The National Scholastics Excellence in Art Silver Portfolio Award (2005), and the Emerging Leader Award (2007) from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2007 and 2008 Hinkle received full scholarships through the Maryland Institute College of Arts, Office of Admissions and the Mentoring Network for travel to Spain & Morocco (2008), and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2007) for independent research concerning cultural identity and perception. 

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