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

SCHOLARSHIP

2005

Etudie à l'Université des Arts de Berlin, Allemagne

1995-1999

Spelman College


SOLO SHOWS

2013

Gallery Sho, Tokyo, Japon
«archival impulse & poverty pornography», Galerie baudoin lebon, Paris, France
Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud

2011
« Projection Surface », Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud

2010
« African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth », Angkhor Photo Festival, Cambodge

2008
« Looking Glass Self », Peter Hermann Gallery, Berlin, Allemagne

2007
« African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth », Mijares Gallery en collaboration avec 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, Etats-unis
Galeria de la Raza, organisé par le San Francisco Mexican Museum, San Francisco, Etats-unis
Franklyn H.Williams Caribbean Cultural Center & African Diaspora Institute

2005
« Viajes Personales », Instituto Universitario de Barlovento, Higuerote, Venezuela;
Biblioteca Virgilio Barco, Bogota Colombia; UNAN-Leon, Leon, Nicaragua;
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


GROUP SHOWS

2012
Paris Photo 2012, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France

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

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

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, Etats-unis

2007
« Post Millennial Black Madonna Paradise/ Inferno », Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Art (MoCADA) and Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, Etats-unis

2006
« The Shoot Out », African American Museum, Philadelphia, Etats-unis

2005
« Visualized Rhythm », orgnaisé par Peter Hermann Gallery pour l?Afrika Festival, Potsdam, Allemagne
Assembly International, Tara Herbst and Nicolas Siepen for Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Berlin, Germany

2004
El Negro Mas Chulo: « African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth », A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, New York, NY
« Indocile Identities », Amrita Arts for Pool Art Addict, New York, NY
« Homecoming », Rush Arts Gallery for Phatfarm Flagship Store, New York, NY
Black Fine Art Show, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

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

2009
Cite International des Arts, Paris France,
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ.

2006
The Bakery Photographic Collective, Portland, Maine.


COMMISSIONS


World Bank Collection, Washington DC
Wedge Collection, Toronto, Canada
Alcatel Lucent Foundation, New Jersey USA


 

Publications

 


2011
FNB Joburg Art Fair 2011 Catalogue, featured artist for Gallery MOMO
L?Institut Francais, Dakar, Kaddou Diggen, La Parole Aux Femmes Exhibition catalogue

 

2010
City Press (South Africa), Citizen of the World, Gail Smith.

 

2009
Bamako Encounters Exhibition Catalogue.
African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth exhibition catalogue, Unilan Publishing Co.
Camera Austria Issue 107.

 

2007
Sunday Times (South Africa), The Big Picture, Sean O?Toole, December 2007

 

2006
African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth Exhibition Catalogue,

 

2004
SOULS : A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, (Cover image) Vol. 6, #2, Spring 2004 (Colombia University)

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