Monique Verdin

Artadia Awardee

“Monique Verdin’s photographic imagery, tapestries and netting, and social technologies of storytelling weave together generations who have cared for waterways at the end of the Mississippi River, where the Gulf waters meet the freshwaters and land is being taken back by the sea.”

Thomas Lax, Curator of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Monique Verdin is an interdisciplinary storyteller who has intimately documented the complex interconnectedness of environment, culture, climate and change in southeast Louisiana. Monique is director of the Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange, a former member of the United Houma Nation Tribal Council and is part of the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative core leadership circle of brown (indigenous, latinx and desi) women, from Texas to Florida, working to envision just economies, vibrant communities and sustainable ecologies.