Artist-in-Residence / 2020-2021

Africanus Okokon

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.