Artspace invites emerging and mid-career artists from all fields to apply for our one year Artist-in-Residence program. During this time, Artists-in-Residence will have round the clock access to one of two spaces: a private 250 sq. ft. first floor studio located in the back of Artspace.
Africanus Okokon (born 1989) is based in New Haven, Connecticut. He received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2020. His work is an investigation into how cultural, familial, ancestral, and personal memory is remembered, remediated, and forgotten. Working with painting, performance, film, video, animation, sound, assemblage, and collage as concurrent approaches, the work is concerned with loss, the assumed truth of the recorded document, and the moral function of memory.