‘Rituals of Resilience’ is a group exhibition co-curated by musician Chaka Mkali (I Self Divine) and Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Gabriel Ritter. This unique audio-visual experience combines 28 works by Black visual artists from the United States, Africa, and the greater African Diaspora with music created for the exhibition by Mkali and multiple collaborators.
In celebration of Black History Month, Brooklyn Academy of Music presents ‘Let Freedom Ring Vol. 2’, the second edition of a digital billboard-based series exploring the meaning of freedom in 2021. Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, the new installation of the public art project features artwork from Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Jordan Casteel, Kevin Claiborne, Lizania Cruz, Deborah Roberts, Amy Sherald, and Jasmine Wahi.
Artist Deborah Roberts joined Evelyn Hankins (Senior Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden) for an online discussion on power, identity, and challenging cultural myths and stereotypes. This virtual event is part of 'Talking to Our Time', the Hirshhorn’s online series of free artist talks featuring a diverse group of artists and collectives. The talk is also part of #HirshhornInsideOut, the Museum’s initiative to bring art into your home.
Pérez Art Museum hosted a panel discussion titled 'Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest' on Wednesday 2 December. The conversation took place in conjunction with the special exhibition 'Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection' and included three artists featured in the exhibition, Genevieve Gaignard, Naudline Pierre and Deborah Roberts.
Co-curated by Tom Stanley and Lia Newman, 'True Likeness' is an exhibition of contemporary portraits spanning video, photography, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. Artists included in the exhibition hail from across the USA and explore what it means to be American today.
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts Deborah Roberts in conversation with writer and curator Antwaun Sargent, who contributed to Roberts' solo exhibition, 'The Evolution of Mimi' at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in 2018. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions during the event.
'100 Drawings from Now' is an exhibition and benefit event in support of participating artists and Drawing Center, New York. The works on display provide a snapshot of artistic production during a period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as a surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States.
Syracuse University Art Museum hosted Director & Chief Curator Vanja Malloy and contemporary artist and graduate of Syracuse University Deborah Roberts for an online conversation on Thursday 20 August. The event is the culmination of a series of exciting virtual conversations that connect contemporary artists and their work to friends and alumni of Syracuse University.
On Thursday 15 July, Big Medium's 'Coffee Chat' hosted Deborah Roberts in conversation with fellow Austin-based artist Betelhem Makonnen. Big Medium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting artists and building a sense of community through the arts in Austin and across Texas.
'Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago' is a group exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago that brings together works from the city's public and private art collections. Stepping away from traditional formats, the exhibition reimagines the relationships between artists and objects across time, geography, and media.