k. funmilayo aileru

Critic - Sculpture
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MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

k. funmilayo aileru’s (pronouns xi/xem/xyrz) studio and facilitation practices are guided by what Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty might look like beyond earth. xyr approach to art and education is informed by aileru’s Black Indigenous, two-spirit, disabled experience. These intersecting lineages animate xyr speculative perspectives and criticisms.

aileru is a Rhode Island native from the South Side of Providence and resides in the city with xyr family. xi is a member of the Narragansett Nation and a co-founding member of blackearth collective + lab.

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MFA, Rhode Island School of Design