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This exhibition presents new artworks created by Adama Delphine Fawundu with the Museum’s

far-reaching Arts of Global Africa collection as a touchstone for her artistic explorations.

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Courage was created by Adama Delphine Fawundu, the Rutgers University - Newark BOLD Women's Leadership Network, and Project for Empty Space


Deep Inside I’m Blue is a journey within the African Diaspora, a witness to the power of connectivity and ancestral memory. Through our collective third eye we heal for the future. 

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A surreal video and handmade art book exploring the complexity of spirituality within the African Diaspora.

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In these works, Fawundu appropriates motifs found on her grandmother's fabrics and transforms them into patterns of exploration. Experimenting with color, form, scale and surface and using textiles, papers and different photo-graphic processes, Fawundu examines the relationship between materiality and identity.


Adama Delphine Fawundu’s Joyful Blues is a banner and pole installation that combines photographs taken in the late 1990s of Black girls in Brooklyn as well as garra, a fabric design from Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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Mixed Media constructed Photographs

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Mixed Media constructed Photographs

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The resulting video work uses collage-like methods to bring together a range of images from various river points. 


An immersive and experiential solo exhibition of works by 2022 Artist in Residence Adama Delphine Fawundu.

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A nearly 50-foot immersive digital artwork in the lobby of Audible’s newly renovated One Washington Park


How Great Is Our God is an experimental short film by Adama Delphine Fawundu that centers Black women’s bodies within the most mundane and peaceful settings where everything moves in slow motion. Perhaps in this slow and mundane space we can reflect on humanity, and the fact that Black women are nature; They are the stars and the universe. Black women are luminous.

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Bearing witness...past, present, future.

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“the cleanse” is about healing as a natural occurrence.   

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 Adama Delphine Fawundu’s immersive video installation builds on her practice of reframing Black and gendered bodies toward full expressions of the embodiment of freedom.

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For Mama Adama: Hymns and Parables is a spiritual conversation between myself and my grandma Adama.

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In this of work, the artist takes the ancient West African deity, Mami Wata, as a departure point and builds on her engagement with her Mende heritage of Sierra Leone. Linking known and under-recognized geographies of the African diaspora, Ms. Fawundu’s work upends national and temporal borders, invoking interconnectivity and transformation across cultural and environmental thresholds. 

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Experimental video with words, sounds and visual. A collaboration with James Benjamin Lewis aka Biggie Flighter (featured performer) as we explore social issues around language. James Benjamin Lewis is a musician and activist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, W. Africa.

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No Wahala, It’s All Good: A Spiritual Cypher within the Hip-Hop Diaspora is a representation of this cultural connection between Africa and its diaspora.

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