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Keeya

$2,800.00

KEEYA is a multimedia artist and performer from Nassau, Bahamas. Working primarily in digital and mixed media collage, her work is both an exploration and celebration of her identity as a Queer Black woman. KEEYA released her debut EP ‘Paradise’ with Alacran Records in 2020, and is currently working on her first studio album. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has exhibited at galleries in The Bahamas, The United States and Germany.

Like many others who came before her, KEEYA understands self portraits as a powerful tool to document, remember, and retell stories about her life and surroundings. As a young person without the tools to process traumatic events, she found community and family among those who dared to invent themselves as an act of survival. These pieces are a snapshot of a series in progress. The work is an exploration and celebration of the alchemy of performance and the self actualization that queerness necessitates.

FLOATING RIB, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas, 2021

FAIRWIND, Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas, 2018 

UBERSEE: CUBA AND THE BAHAMAS, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany, 2017

CARIBBEAN IN MOTION: Improving Lives through Artistry and Animation, IDB Inter-American Development Bank 2016

NATIONAL EXHIBITION 7 : Antillean: An Ecology, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas 2014 

Doesn’t Play Well with Others, ISB Gallery RISD, Providence RI, 2013

Harry C. Moore Library Mural Project, The College of The Bahamas, Nassau Bahamas, 2012 

Process/ Product, Popopstudios Junior Residency Exhibition, Popopstudios ICVA, Nassau, Bahamas, 2011 


AWARDS

Best Music Video “Faded” Bahamas Elevation Awards 2017

National Merit Scholarship, Bahamas Ministry of Education 2011-2014

Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. Scholarship 2011 -2014

School of Communication and Creative Arts AA Art Programme Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, The College of The Bahamas 2011 

Popopstudios Junior Residency Prize 2010

Year: 2021

Signed

Acrylic + collage on canvas

30 x 30

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