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Featured in Newsweek Tech and Science article by Meghan Bartels, "Should We Colonize Space? Some People Argue We Need to Decolonize It Instead"


Thursday, February 15

Sixty Interview

"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:


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

Akpem - Conversation with Artist - Word Version (1).pdf