Misra Walker

2023 Aim Fellow

Artist Statement

Misra Walker (1992) Bronx, NY, is a community organizer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, and video. In 1971 Marvin Gaye implored the world: “What’s going on? OoOoO, What’s going on?” Walker carries this question with her, asking after Gaye, what IS going on? How can we understand our present material conditions if we don’t have the tools to analyze our past? Her work seeks to bring the inseparability of the present from the past to glimpse a possible future of liberation from capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy. Walker received her BFA from Cooper Union in 2015 and her MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2022.

My work is for and made possible by:
The workers that cut fresh sugarcanes and bag fronto leaves
To the comrades who jump over turnstiles
To the folks that have multiple tongues
To the lands that inspire revolutions

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