Dozie Kanu (b. 1993 Houston, Texas) creates artworks that are disobedient and stubbornly slippery. They resist classification and exist instead as communicative or performative objects. These objects are filtered through a personal lens drawn from the artist’s lived experiences as a Nigerian-American and member of the diaspora, both anchored in a Blackness the poet Fred Moten describes, in his book In the Break: Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, as “an ongoing performance of encounter: rupture, collision, and passionate response”.
Dozie Kanu's exhibition Tinted Spirit continues at Project Native Informant until Saturday 25th June.