Imani J. Brown
Imani Jacqueline Brown is a New Orleans native, artist, activist, and researcher. She believes that art can drive policy and orients her practice toward the ever-elusive flicker of justice on the horizon, knowing that our world cannot find balance until social, ecological, and economic reparations are won.
Imani is Director of Programs at Antenna, Co-Founder of Blights Out, and a core member of Occupy Museums, whose project, Debtfair, was featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Her work has been recognized through fellowships with Salzburg Global Seminar and the British Council and in November 2017, she was an artist-in-residence at CCA Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, Poland. Imani is Artistic Director of Fossil Free Fest, which will take place in New Orleans, April 6-8, 2018. In 2014, she served as Curatorial Associate and Manager of Publications for Prospect.3. That same year, her paper, Performing Bare Life, was named best in her substream at LAEMOS in Havana, Cuba. Her writing has been published in Pelican Bomb, Krytyka Polityczna, and Shelterforce Magazine. Imani received her BA in Visual Arts and Anthropology from Columbia University in 2010.