Aisha Tandiwe Bell
Aisha Tandiwe Bell is first generation Jamaican and ninth generation traceable Black American. Her parents met at City College. Conceived in Tanzania and born in Manhattan, she was raised Bobo Shanti Rasta spending her early childhood on Bobo hill in Bull Bay, Jamaica. Inspired by the fragmentation of our multiple identities, Bell’s practice is committed to creating myth and ritual through sculpture, performance, video, sound, drawing and installation. Bell holds a BFA, and an MS from Pratt and a MFA from Hunter College. Bell received a NYFA in Performance Art/ Multidisciplinary Work and has had artist residencies/fellowships at Skowhegan, Rush Corridor Gallery, Abron’s Art Center, LMCC’s Swing Space, The Laundromat Project, BRIC and more. She has been a fellow with DVCAI on International Cultural Exchanges (Jamaica 2012, Surinam 2013, Antigua 2014, Guadeloupe 2015). The Museo De Arte Moderno’s Triennial 2014, The Jamaica Biennial 2014, MoCADA, The Rosa Parks Museum, CCCADI, Columbia College, and Rush Arts are a few spaces where Bell has exhibited her work. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.