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restoration + care with Alisha Wormsley

Jan 28, 2022 - Jan 28, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

A series of virtual discussions that bridge prominent and influential Pittsburgh-based artists and scholars with nationally-recognized Black makers and creators moderated by artist Jessica Gaynelle Moss. Content will be accessible during select weekdays at 5pm EDT via Zoom between November 2021 to January 2022.

Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley’s work has been honored and supported with a number of awards and grants to support programs: The People Are The Light ( part of the Hillman Photography Initiative), afronaut(a) film and performance series, Homewood Artist Residency (recently received the mayor’s public art award), the Children of NAN film series and archive, There Are Black People in the Future body of work. These projects and works have exhibited widely. Namely, the Andy Warhol Museum, Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, Carnegie Museum of Art, Johannesburg SA, Studio XX in Montreal, Project Row House, the Houston Art League, Rush Art gallery in NY, the Charles Wright museum in Detroit and most recently the Mattress Factory.  Currently working on: a public park design around community and sustainable water, a temporary installation in Pittsburgh’s Market square, and creating a public program to put her  text “There Are Black People In the Future” in residence to open up discourse around displacement and gentrification. Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and was awarded the Postdoctoral Research fellowship in art at Carnegie Mellon University.

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