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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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