Njari Anderson(b. 2001, Clarendon, Jamaica) investigates sites of cultural exploitation intrinsic to Black daily life. Interested in Blackness and all the spaces in which Blackness is consumed, Anderson invokes himself, the internet, and the extended metaphor as sites to interfere in this exploitive capital exchange. Often blurring the lines between critique and provocation, his work resists medium specificity, moving seamlessly between sculpture, film, writing, social performance, and archive to render conceptually rich interventions. From this, he narrativizes subjects concerning loss, visibility, peril, and the pleasures of ambiguity.  Most recently, his work has explored what it means to be Black and “chronically online.” Borrowing from poor images, online subspaces, #hashtags, and meme aesthetics, he investigates the extents of digital, Black agency.

Anderson holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University from the Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program. Selected exhibitions include a solo presentation with the RISD Museum(Providence, RI), as well as a two-person show with Galeria Cromatica(CDMX, Mexico), with recent group shows at Touchstone Gallery(Washington, D.C) and Bridge Red Studios(Miami, FL).


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Currently thinking about steel drums and car doors.

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