Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
The Evanesced: The Retrieval #102, 2018
India ink on Dura-Lar, 25 x 40″, Framed
Courtesy of the artist
Market Value: $4,000
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Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, and performer. Her work focuses on the idea of the “Historical Present,” as she examines the residue of history and how it affects our contemporary world perspective. In her series The Evanesced, Hinkle brings attention to a painful subject: missing black women in America and the African diaspora, from history to the present day. Abstract “un-portraits” of elusive figures—drawn with handmade brushes while Hinkle dances to blues, hip-hop, and Baltimore Club music—pivot between real and imagined narratives representing thousands of black women who have disappeared due to colonialism, human trafficking, homicides, and other forms of erasure.
Hinkle’s artwork and experimental writing have been exhibited and performed at The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Hammer Museum, The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, among others. She is a 2019 nominee for the prestigious SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Art.