Ayana Evans & Tsedaye Makonnen
The first event in the Laboratory Series:
A collaborative artist series with R.A.C.E. Matters SLO
July 23, 5-6pm PST

Register here:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r3kNkFMrRUmdcPNqrFnxUw 

Join us for a performance and Q&A conversation with performance artists Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen. Tsedaye Makonnen is an interdisciplinary artist whose studio, curatorial, and research-based practice threads together her identity as a daughter of Ethiopian immigrants and a Black American woman, as well as her experience as a doula and a mother. Makonnen invests in the transhistorical forced migration of Black communities across the globe and Black womxnhood. Ayana Evans is a NYC based artist who received her MFA in painting from Temple University and her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University. Her work attempts to pursue the origins of how her conscious body is perceived as it operates in artistic and social sphere. Her desires to examine the process of art-experiencing and its hierarchal notions of 'meaning' and 'value', particularly within a profoundly prejudicial way of seeing race, gender, sexuality and class. Evans and Makonnen are long-term collaborators in their performance practices.