dana washington-queen

Artadia Awardee

dana washington-queen (they/them) is a nonbinary writer, photographer and film/video artist based in California. They hold a MFA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and a BA in English from California State University, Long Beach. Their work has been exhibited at Jeffrey Deitch, Art+Practice and San Diego Art Institute, and has received festival selections from BlackStar Film Festival, Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, and DTLA Film Festival.

dana uses narrative through text, image, performance poetry, and video to explore blackness, cultural/knowledge production, and systems of power. Their research and practice bring embodied knowledge into dialogue with experimental strategies to examine figurations of blackness, queerness, knowing, and being in the world.