Akea Brionne (b. 1996) is an interdisciplinary researcher and artist, working within Afro-Surrealism. Her practice explores the relationship between history and contemporary society. Working in lens-based media and textiles, the work analyzes the impact of colonial systems on cultural storytelling, memory, assimilation, and the African Diaspora, primarily within American and Caribbean society.
“My work centers around ideas of displacement and migration, being Creole and coming from New Orleans. Right now a lot of my work has been processing those forced migrations that have happened, and thinking about what it means to often be the only Creole, or the only Afro-Latina in spaces.”Akea Brionne