Deanna Bowen Residency

Date(s): Jul 6 to 31 2020


SITE Photography, 2019

The artist Deanna Bowen will be in residency at OBORO from July 6 to 31. She will work on the realization of two new audio works, the first a gospel song connected to her own family history, and the second a military melody played by a trumpeter.

SITE Photography, 2019

Deanna Bowen is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice examines race, migration, historical writing, and authorship. Bowen makes use of a repertoire of artistic gestures in order to define the Black body and trace its presence and movement in place and time. In recent years, Deanna’s work has involved rigorous examination of her family lineage and their connections to the Black Prairie pioneers of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Creek Negroes and All-Black towns of Oklahoma, the extended Kentucky/Kansas Exoduster migrations, and the Ku Klux Klan.