Photography
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON
Ayana V. JACKSON

Introduction

Ayana V. Jackson's work explores African and African Diaspora identities through varied photographic approaches ranging from reportage and portraiture to performance and studio based practice. Using her background in sociology, she creates bodies of work that in some cases address the history of photographic representation of the black body and in others explore the complexity and plurality of contemporary African descendent identity. In recent work she uses her own body to stage interventions that critique mid-19th and early 20th century colonial photography.
Based in Johannesburg and New York, she has exhibited her work in association with Gallery MOMO (Johannesburg, RSA), Primo Marella Gallery (Milan), San Francisco Mexican Museum (USA). She has received grants from the Marguerite Casey Foundation, supporting her participation in the 2009 Bamako African Photography Biennial. Public art exhibitions include Round 32 of Project Rowhouses in Houston?s 3rd ward (USA). Her photography has been featured in publications including the exhibition catalogue for her series African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth, n.paradoxa, "Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society" (Columbia University), Art + Auction, Camera Austria, Afrique in Visu, and Dutch based ZAM magazine. She has lectured and conducted workshops at university and arts institutions across Africa and the Americas.

Biography

Formation

 

2005

Arts University of Berlin, Germany


1995-1999

Spelman College, Atlanta, USA


Solo exhibitions


2013

Distant Selves, Sho Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Archival Impulse & Poverty Pornography, baudoin lebon, Paris, France
MOMO Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

African by Legacy, Mexican by Birt, Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles, USA


2011
Projection Surface, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa


2010
African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth, Angkhor Photo Festival, Cambodia


2008
Looking Glass Self, Peter Hermann Gallery, Berlin, Germany


2007
African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth, Mijares Gallery in collaboration with l'UCLA, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis


2006
Viajes Personales, Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University, Bluefields, Nicaragua
African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth, Guadeloupe Arts Center, San Antonio, USA
Raza Gallery, organized by San Francisco Mexican Museum, San Francisco, USA

2005
Viajes Personales, Instituto Universitario de Barlovento, Higuerote, Venezuela
Biblioteca Virgilio Barco, Bogota Colombia
Museo del Hombre, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
African By Legacy, Mexican by Birth (Series 1), Inter-America Foundation, National Council of La Raza, Inter-Agency Consultation on Race in Latin America. Washington DC, USA


Group exhibitions


2017


Art Paris Art Fair, with baudoin lebon, Paris, France

AIPAD, with baudoin lebon, Paris, France


2016

Photo London, with baudoin lebon, London, UK

AIPAD, with baudoin lebon, New York, USA


2015

AIPAD, with baudoin lebon, New York, USA


2014

Warm Heart From America, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

1:54 Art Fair, with Primo Marella Gallery, London, UK

Maïa Muller Gallery, Paris, France


2012
Paris Photo 2012, with Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France



2011
Paris Photo 2011, Grand Palais, Paris, France
FNB Joburg Art Fair 2011, with MOMO Gallery, Afrique du Sud
A Tribute to Photography, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
Kaddou Diggen: la Parole aux Femmes, Le Manage/French Institute, Dakar, Senegal


2010
New African Photography, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa
ECO, SEGAW, ECHO, XIANG Project Row Houses Round 32, Houston, Etats-unis
The Mothership has Landed, Rush Arts, New York, USA


2009
8th Bamako Encounters / African Photography Biennial, Bamako, Mali


2008
The Shoot Out : A Lonely Crusade, Homage to Jamel Shabazz, The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans, USA


2007
Post Millennial Black Madonna Paradise/ Inferno, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Art (MoCADA) and Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, USA


2006
The Shoot Out, African American Museum, Philadelphia, USA


2005
Visualized Rhythm, orgnaized by Peter Hermann Gallery for the Afrika Festival, Potsdam, Germany
Assembly International, Tara Herbst and Nicolas Siepen for Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Berlin, Germany


2004
Indocile Identities, Amrita Arts for Pool Art Addict, New York, USA
Homecoming, Rush Arts Gallery for Phatfarm Flagship Store, New York, USA


Artist residencies 



2013

Ifitry, Essaouira, Marocco


2012-2013

International Center of Arts, Paris, France


2010
Gallery MOMO/Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa
Light Works, Syracuse, NY, Louisiana Art Works, New Orleans, USA


2009
International Center of Arts, Paris France,
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, USA


2006
The Bakery Photographic Collective, Portland, Maine.


public collections

  • World Bank Collection, Washington DC, USA
  • Wedge Collection, Toronto, Canada
  • Alcatel Lucent Foundation, New Jersey, USA
  • University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria,
    South Africa

Exhibitions

Wayne BARKER / Christian Courrèges / Walker EVANS / Yves Gellie / Kyung-Ae HUR / Ayana V. JACKSON / Jacques Villeglé / Patrick WILLOCQ
Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand / Juliette-Andréa ELIE / Ayana V. JACKSON / Arezu KARUBI / Robert MAPPLETHORPE / Guglielmo PLUSCHOW / Wilhelm von GLOEDEN / Joel-Peter Witkin
Mathieu BERNARD-REYMOND / Yves Gellie / Ayana V. JACKSON / Peter Knapp / Robert MAPPLETHORPE / Philippe PERRIN / Joel-Peter Witkin
Etienne CARJAT / Juliette-Andréa ELIE / Ayana V. JACKSON / Gustave LE GRAY / Etienne-Jules MAREY / Eadweard J. MUYBRIDGE / Adrien TOURNACHON / Joel-Peter Witkin
Gilles Desrozier / Ayana V. JACKSON / André KERTESZ / Robert MAPPLETHORPE / Patrick WILLOCQ / Joel-Peter Witkin
Malala Andrialavidrazana / Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand / Christian Courrèges / Yves Gellie / Ayana V. JACKSON / Peter Knapp / Chrystèle Lerisse / Lisette MODEL / Félix Tournachon dit NADAR / Pierre-Louis PIERSON / Joel-Peter Witkin

Publication

Ayana V. Jackson - archival impulse & poverty pornography
artists :

editor : Baudoin Lebon
public price : 20 €

artistes : Ayana V. Jackson
auteur : Ayana V. Jackson et Achille Mbembe

editeur : Baudoin Lebon 
langue : Français / Anglais 
pays : France/ Afrique du Sud
format : 21 x 21 cm 
reliure : carré collé cousu