Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 6:30pm-9:30pm



WHEN: FEB 7 through MAR 7 , 2014

GALLERY HOURS:  Wednesdays 1pm to 7pm or by appt ( )

LOCATION:  Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University (click here for map)


FLUX ARTISTS:  Bayeté Ross Smith, Beatrice Lebreton, Bee Walker, Carl Karni-Barn, Ibou Ndoye, Ivan Forde, Leonardo Benzant, Makeba Rainey, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Oluwatoyin Tella


COLUMBIA STUDENT ARTISTS:  Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri, Emma Sulkowicz, Naima Green, Jeannie Rhyu, Aisha Kuforiji, Soleil Grant, Dakota Ceneta, Laura Alston, Kyara Andrade, Marcus Hunter


Special Events, more info here


OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, Feb. 7, 6:30 to 9:30pm sponsored by VOSS Water & PAPI Wines. 


HIP HOP & IDENTY DISCUSSION: Thursday, February 13, 7:00pm to 9:00pm


WORD HOSTS VALENTINE'S DAY:  Friday, February 14, 7:00pm to 9:00pm



Panel: Jess Weaver Shipley, Sean Jacobs, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Dagmawi Woubshet, & Yvette Christianse


PERFORMANCE ART SHOWCASE:  Saturday, March 17:00pm to 9:00pm




WHERE:  Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC


RSVP: or 646-340-3479



PAPI Wines & VOSS Water


Stemming from the one-day pop-up exhibition that took place during September, the Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora exhibit fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary artistic production in order to produce critical and inclusive conversations about racial and cultural identity in the African Diaspora.  The African Diaspora being conceived both as the historic fragmentation and redistribution of individuals from the African Continent, as well as more universally, with respect to the shared experience of dislocation that raises questions of personal identity, community, and association.


Curated and produced collaboratively between the African Students Association, Postcrypt Art Gallery and Art in FLUX Harlem, the pieces in Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora will be the fruit of relationships developed between selected Columbia University student artists and mentoring visual artists based in the Harlem area.