The Black Aesthetic is a creative organization, whose mission is to curate and assemble both a collective and distinct understanding of Black visual culture. By working with artists, writers, filmmakers, and designers. We cultivate work that asks our audience to consider their relationship to Black art. Based in Oakland, we are invested in developing a community who will participate and engage with our mission.
Indira Allegra works with tension as creative material through sculpture, installation and text/ile performance. She is a recipient of the Oakland Individual Artist (2015) and Queer Cultural Center grants (2014) and has been honored with the Jackson Literary Award (2014), Lambda Literary Fellowship (2012) and Windgate Craft Fellowship (2015). Allegra's commissions include works for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland, SFJAZZ Poetry Festival and the National Queer Arts Festival. She has screened at festivals such as MIX NYC (2013), Hannover LGBT Festival (2010), Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (2010) and Outfest Fusion (2009).
Season III Schedule
Oct. 5th Numa Perrier @Spirit Haus
Oct. 12th Shorts @ Betti Ono
Oct. 19th Alima Lee @ Betti Ono
Oct. 26th Anisia Uzeyman @ The Lab
Nov. 2nd Benjamin Michel @ Spirit Haus
Nov. 10th Christian Johnson @ BAMPF