Thursday, February 15
"Chicago Archives + Artists Project: Interview with D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem"
This interview with Sabrina Greig for Sixty (formerly Sixty Inches From Center), the online magazine and platform founded by Tempestt Hazel, appears as part of the Chicago Artists + Archives Project, soon to be housed at Harold Washington Public Library. Check out this excerpt and full interview available at CA+AP for an intimate look into my studio, the underpinnings of my work, and new projects on the horizon. (And yes! This interview comes out the same day as Black Panther! #WakandaForever)
Full-length interview is available here: http://
Featured interview for Inverse online's five-part series on Afro-Futurism by Sam Ridell:
D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem is interviewed in Sam Ridell's series on Afro-Futurism for Inverse online which highlights artists, key themes, and the genre’s links to Black Panther.
. “Sculpting Space as Methodology of Liberation: An Interview with D. Denenge Akpem” with Florence Okoye of Afrofutures UK, Afro-Futurism series for How We Get To Next (2.1.2016)
. Here + Now Dean's Lecture Series: A Conversation with D. Denenge Akpem and Delinda Collier, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (April).
. "Afro-Futurism." D. Denenge Akpem interview with Kali-Ahset Amen Strayhorn. Radio Pacifica, Atlanta (National Public Radio)
. Practically Speaking 28: Unpacking Afrofuturism, Interview with Audra Wilson, WBEZ National Public Radio (September).
. Featured interviewee and special thanks in Ytasha Womack's new primer Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture.
. Black to the Future Series: An Interview with D. Denenge Akpem. Featured interview with curator Tempestt Hazel for series on Afro-Futurism and Afro-Surrealism, Sixty Inches From Center (June).
. Interview with filmmaker Devin Cain, Gold Nuggets For Us All!, a sculptural meditation on collective abundance, Art Loop Open Juried Exhibition, Hard Rock Hotel Annex, 2011
. Harambee magazine. Featured faculty interview, AACA, Columbia College Chicago, Fall 2011 issue.
. "What Is Afrofuturism? An Interview with Artist, Educator D. Denenge Akpem." Interview with Ytasha Womack, Post-Black: The Blog.
. "Blogger Jean G. Wang Interviews ArtPrize Artists D. Denenge Akpem and..." Interview with Jean Wang, MLive Blog, The Grand Rapids Press, September 29, 2009.
. POLVO newsmagazine Summer 2008. Cover image from Vaquera Serenade (Rise of La Cueruda Negra) and interview with editor Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud.
. Chavis, Blair. NPR, Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, broadcast interview and online, for Vaquera Serenade (Rise of La Cueruda Negra)
. CAN TV21 Community Forum, Interview with HPAC Curator Allison Peters and D. Denenge Akpem, for Takeover inaugural exhibition, Super Space Riff: An Ode to Mae Jemison and Octavia Butler in VIII Stanzas performance-installation, filmed April 15, 2006, aired regularly April-June, 2006.
. Interview with curator Miesha Harris, Rapunzel Revisited: An Afri-sci-fi Space Sea Siren Tale performance-installation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago