Hello, I am a writer, artist, scholar and curator, interested in liberation, totality and human divinity. I find you beautiful.
Publications include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Guernica, The Atlantic, Longreads, The Atavist, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Los Angeles Times, Very Vary Veri of the Harvard School of Design, The Berlin Quarterly, Riot Material, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, The Washington Post, NPR, Foreign Policy Association, CNN, Reuters, YNaija, The Common, Nataal, France 24, PRI, The Christian Science Monitor, Fractal Revista Cuatrimestral, [applied] Foreign Affairs Design Lab at the University of the Applied Arts in Vienna, ETH Zurich Center for Security Studies, Intense Art Magazine, Moon Man Magazine, Dust Magazine, Happening Arts, Litro, etc.
I make art photographs and have exhibited internationally including at GfZK The Museum of Contemporary Art in Liepzig, Germany, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt, Germany, the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany, Espaco Saracura in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Haverford College in Philadelphia, and The Treehouse Experimental Art Space in Lagos, Nigeria. My photographs have been published widely including in The Atlantic, Guernica, Happening Arts, The Berlin Quarterly, Fractal Magazine, and many others, and are held in private collections internationally.
Residencies awarded include Playa, Ucross Foundation and Est-Nord-Est Art Residency, and, my house in Lagos grew into an informal residency/intentional community from 2016-2020, then I handed ownership to Lagosian artists.
I am exuberantly pursuing a Masters in Literary, Musical and Visual Thought in the Division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School where I am studying with Peter Szendy, Judith Butler, Fred Moten, Catherine Malabou and other beloveds. I am also studying Art History at L’École du Louvre. I studied Contemporary Art History at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Writing with Sabrina Orah Mark; and Curation at the Salzburg Academy of Fine Arts.
Pronouns: //post duality lies the flow of the spirit, alxumdulilah// ((they//nous//us//all//yes))
((formerly published as : Allyn Gaestel))