Imani Jacqueline Brown, Project manager, Antenna
Imani is a New Orleans native and cultural organizer. She is a co-founder of Blights Out and a member of Occupy Museums. In 2014, she served as Curatorial Associate and Manager of Publications for Prospect.3, New Orleans. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2010. In her (currently non-existent) “free” time, Imani experiments with the ritual potential of film photography as a tool of energy manipulation and resistance to hostile urban spaces.
Bob Snead, Executive Director Antenna
Bob Snead is a native of Charleston, SC where he founded Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2002. After receiving his MFA from Yale University School of Art in painting and printmaking in 2007, he helped form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna and spent the next two years developing community based art projects across North America. He was named a distinguished alumnus of the College of Charleston in 2011 for his extensive work with non-profit arts organizations and then again in 2016 for his ambitious artistic practice. Since 2010, he has lived and worked in New Orleans, helping grow Antenna in various capacities, in addition to founding the Platforms Fund, directing the 2013 Hand-in-Glove Conference, and assisting with the development of Common Field, the national service organization for artist centric projects and spaces. See him on the PBS series, Art Assignment!
Dread Scott, lead artist
Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. In 1989, the entire US Senate denounced and outlawed his artwork and President Bush declared it “disgraceful” because of its use of the American flag. His work has been exhibited/performed at the Whitney Museum, MoMA/PS1, BAM Fisher and galleries and street corners across the country. His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and he as received grants and awards from Creative Capital Foundation, The Map Fund, the Pollock Kranser Foundation, and a Socially Engaged Artists Fellowship from A Blade of Grass Foundation. He has been written about in The New York Times, Sculpture, Art In America, ArtNews, The Village Voice, Time and The London Guardian.