A mixed media artist, Tschabalala Self (American, b. 1990) is known for her collaged works of the Black female body. Exploring the concepts of race, gender, and sexuality within contemporary society, Self attempts to separate these pressures from her subjects, allowing them to be seen in a vacuum. “My subjects are fully aware of their conspicuousness and are unmoved by their viewers. Their role is not to show, explain, or perform, but rather ‘to be’.” Self’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included within the public collections of the How Art Museum, Shanghai; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Perez Art Museum, Miami, among others.
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