September 24, 2021 – December 19, 2021
Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversions…mm calls to the elements: earth, wind, fire, and water…summoned in various languages from West and Southern Africa, and features new works spanning video, sculpture, installation, and animation.
Images, objects, and sounds made from soil and water resonate throughout this gallery. They point to cities, ports, and waterways that played important roles in the enslavement of people. By transforming soil samples from Virginia, Louisiana, Senegal, Ghana, and South Africa into material for sculpture and video, Bopape highlights the connectedness of the disparate places—historically and materially. She forges harmonic conversations with ancestral pasts, presences, and futures.READ MORE
July 23, 2021 – November 7, 2021
In his first U.S. institutional exhibition, Kuwaiti-born, Giza-based artist Ibrahim Ahmed invites you to explore powerful mythic narratives. These are the stories that have influenced the migrations of so many from the Global South – including his own family.
Through photo collage, sculpture, video, and large-scale installation, Ahmed wrestles with the cultural forces that prevail in the working-class neighborhood of Ard El Lewa in Giza, within his family, and even his own body.READ MORE
October 5, 2020 – September 10, 2021
Located in the our caféspace, this exhibition celebrates artist Bukuru Nyandwi and the important resources Milk River Arts provides to artists in Richmond. The wallpaper, banner, prints, and community bulletin board that make up this project are a testament to Milk River Arts’ dedication and care for their community of neurodiverse artists.READ MORE