Afuwa Granger

Photo from the Georgia Straight Article below

Afuwa is a Guyanese-born artist who uses her work to construct a visual language around intersections of identity, particularly race and gender. As a member of several diasporas and a settler on Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Squamish and Coast Salish territories, she strives to honour land, spirit and blood ancestors in her work: she co-created Black Before February, a Black arts event held last January; worked with LOVE BC to create murals with youth at risk of homelessness; her artwork accompanied Ajamu Nangwaya’s Briarpatch Magazine article on police violence against youth of African heritage, and featured in the Love As A Radical Act forum at Afuwa’s piece “Colonial Blanket for Peoples Who Refuse to Vanish” is currently on view at Gallery Gachet, and her solo show “Familiar Icons: Portraits of Diaspora” is now at The Lobby Gallery at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, where she is a Visiting Fellow.

Check out her article in the Georgia Straight.


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