Artist Talk: Helina Metaferia in conversation with Dr. Ayanna Dozier

In partnership with Frieze New York,Vision & Justice Project and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
May 8, 2021
In partnership with Frieze New York, Addis Fine Art presented a live conversation between Helina Metaferia and Dr. Ayanna Dozier to discuss Helina's practice and 'By Way of Revolution' series on view at Frieze NYC Online Viewing Rooms 2021. Necessary and timely, the talk was part of an online series of initiatives for the Vision & Justice Project and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis. The Vision & Justice Project is dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States.  
The 'By Way of Revolution' series seeks to celebrate the overlooked histories of BIPOC women's labor within activism, and the generational impact of past civil rights eras on social justice movements through collage, assemblage, video, performance art, and social engagement.


Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and scholar. She recently completed her PhD in Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum and a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.


Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist working across collage, assemblage, video, performance, and social engagement. Through a hybrid of media, Helina’s practise is concerned with exploring overlooked stories relating to the Black experience, mainly in the context of the West. As a research based artist, Helina’s work is informed by written and oral archives, dialogical art, and somatic studies. She is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow / Assistant Professor at Brown University. Helina’s work has appeared in numerous institutional solo and group exhibitions. Her solo exhibition, Generations will open at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston in Autumn 2021.