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D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem


D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem

June 2-8

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem is a space sculptor whose visual art, writing, performance, and teaching bridge disciplines of site-specific, ritual, interior design, and Afro-Futurism. Duyst-Akpem is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Low-Residency MFA Program; CAPX faculty advisor; and founder of Denenge Design. Exhibition and performance venues include: Library of Congress, Schomburg Center, Arts Club of Chicago, MCA, Red Bull Arts NY. Interviews, articles, and features include: ArtNews, Newsweek, Sixty, How We Get To Next, Theaster Gates: How To Build a House Museum, plus three upcoming book projects. She received a Marion Kryczka Excellence in Teaching Award; Teaching Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion; and NEH Fellowship. Her MFA is from SAIC, BA from Smith College.

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem    The Ramm Riff featuring Black Light Primal Nun 'A' for "No Guts, No Galaxy  " as part of Rammellzee: Racing for Thunder, Red Bull Arts NY Photo credit: Tonika Johnson, 2018

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem

The Ramm Riff featuring Black Light Primal Nun 'A' for "No Guts, No Galaxy" as part of Rammellzee: Racing for Thunder, Red Bull Arts NY
Photo credit: Tonika Johnson, 2018

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