INTERVIEWS

2016

“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)

2014

. 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)

2013

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.

2012

. 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).

2011

. 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.

2010

. "What Is Afrofuturism? An Interview with Artist, Educator D. Denenge Akpem."  Interview with Ytasha Womack, Post-Black: The Blog. 

2009

. "Blogger Jean G. Wang Interviews ArtPrize Artists D. Denenge Akpem and..."  Interview with Jean Wang, MLive Blog, The Grand Rapids Press, September 29, 2009.

2008

. POLVO newsmagazine Summer 2008.  Cover image from Vaquera Serenade (Rise of La Cueruda Negra) and interview with editor Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud.

2007

. Chavis, Blair.  NPR, Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, broadcast interview and online, for Vaquera Serenade (Rise of La Cueruda Negra)

2006

. 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

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