“Afi was born in providence RI in a particularly dense cloud of smoke. From a young age she was involved in art in RI, running around recording studios, attending Pvd fest, and patronizing the ‘Black Rep’ (only OG’s remember). She moved to Bed Stuy, a primarily black and afro-carribean neighborhood, in 2001; and graduated from the school of Hard Knocks in 2016.”
Afi was involved in art in RI from a young age, running around
recording studios, attending Pvd fest, and patronizing the ‘Black Rep’
[only OG’s remember].
She moved to Bed Stuy, a primarily black and
Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, in 2001. attended multiple art schools including LaGuardia HS
She moved back to RI in 2016 to attend the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated class of 2020 amidst a Corona of light [devil emoji]
Her work focuses on oral history and folklore as modes of speaking the black experience; and using it to highlight trans-nationality and the affects of whiteness and westernness on the black and mixed identity. She uses personal history to identify moments of black social performance and masking, while simultaneously creating her own oral history...