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The Center for Afrofuturist Studies welcomes its first artist-in-residence


Tiona McClodden – Artist Talk

Public Space One — Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m.

Tiona McClodden in residence at the Center for Afrofuturist Studies
Image courtesy Tiona McClodden, who will be in residence at the Center for Afrofuturist Studies May 1–7.

The Center for Afrofuturist Studies at Public Space One, launched in January, is bringing the first of its planned artists-in-residence to Iowa City starting in May.

From May 1–7, Tiona McClodden will be at the Center. The filmmaker, storyteller and visual artist lives and works in North Philadelphia. Her art critically examines race, gender, sexuality and their intersections. She is dedicated to the exploration of visual storytelling.

Tiona McClodden in residence at the Center for Afrofuturist Studies
Image courtesy of TIona McClodden.

McClodden’s first public event is an artist talk on Tuesday, May 3. She will be presenting work from Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic. McClodden will also gather with elementary school students on Wednesday, May 4 at the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, to create new work.

Over the course of her residency, McClodden will be studying and researching the work of Ana Mendieta, who studied at the University of Iowa in the 1970s. The works created in conjunction with this study and her work with the elementary students will culminate in an exhibit which will be at Public Space One on May 6–7. The official gallery opening will take place May 6 at 6 p.m.


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