k. funmilayo aileru
k. funmilayo aileru is an AfroIndigenous, AfroFuturist artist, educator and organizer. Xe employs a variety of mediums, including digital media, sculpture and installation, to engage concepts such as [ancestral] memory, trauma and Otherness in celestial time and space. Much of xyr work explores historical, present and future relationships between technology and Black and Indigenous experiences and embodiment in the West. aileru experiments with reconstructing these paradigms through collective imagination and dreaming.
aileru received xyr BA in Media Culture Studies and Media Arts from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) in 2014 and xyr MFA in Digital + Media from RISD in 2017. Xe has participated in exhibitions and residencies throughout the northeast US and has received several grants and awards in digital art and design.
aileru is from the South Side of Providence and an enrolled member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island. Currently xe is an inaugural Parkist-in-Residence for the City of Providence and a Rhode Island grantee of the Assets for Artists program at MASS MoCA. aileru is also the education manager at AS220 and co-founder of blackearth lab, both in Providence.