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Abdu Ali: Close To Home by Abdu Ali + Markele Cullins (as they lay)

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Close To Home is a video piece featuring interviews, poetry, and footage chronicling artistic and cultural experiences of black immigrants.


By Abdu Ali and Markele Cullins. Featuring Temi Odomuso and poetry by Mecca Verdell.

Artist Bio
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Performing across the United States and Europe, through their energetic visceral live shows, spiritualizing audiences, they have been anointed as a cosmic, punk, and soulful tempest on stage. Ali has performed at MoMa Ps1, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Kennedy Center and their work has been highlighted by the New York Times, The Fader, Elephant Magazine and Tracks Arte TV. Ali has been a recipient of a 2018 Ruby Artist Grant and have held residencies at 2018 Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp and 2018 Pioneer Works. In 2019, Ali founded as they lay, a curatorial platform that claims space for critical dialogue, collaboration and radical envisioning for Black creative futures.