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Studio Lecture Series: Tiona Nekkia McClodden

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Tiona Nekkia McClodden will discuss the impetus of her 2024 solo exhibition A MERCY | DUMMY, which spans two discrete bodies of works. McClodden will center this lecture on DUMMY, a one-act play written and presented in the form of an installation that explores notions of interiority, performativity, and violence.

Tiona Nekkia McClodden takes an interdisciplinary approach as a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator to interrogate ideas of ritual and order through its relationship to identity and the conditions of being human. Traversing documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, sound installation, and poetry, her practice explores themes of Black interiority, biomythography, and queer poetics.

This event is made possible by the Millicent Greenwell Clapp Studio Art Series Fund.

Image: Tiona Nekkia McClodden at Palais de Tokyo Photoautomat. Courtesy of the artist.

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