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Ato K. Ribeiro

MFA 2017

The Other Side

Screenprint, 2016, 30"w x 20"h

The interests behind my creative practice stem from an urge to bridge my West African heritage with my African-American identity in Western culture. As taught through the Adinkra symbol of sankofa (meaning “to return and retrieve it”), I mine through and honor a variety of shared and neglected histories in order to visually speak to a contemporary sense of cultural hybridity. My wooden kente and quilt installations and prints provide educational opportunities to seek out new points of reference while preserving layers of African cultural heritage and varying ethnic perspectives.

Ato K. Ribeiro - The Other Side

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.