ArtCrawl Harlem “Boundaries and Connections: Mapping Harlem Trails & Black and Native American Histories Through Art” is a summer artist residency, exhibitions and special events that share the cultural experiences of Blacks and Native Americans during the colonization of New York. Curated by Atim Oton it will feature six visual artists including: Taeesha Muhammad, Mario Joyce Belyusar, Paul Deo, Jack “Crying Raven” Anderson, Kilolo Kumanyika, and Hakim Mutlaq.
BOUNDARIES & CONNECTIONS ARTISTS
Atim Oton, Curator
Atim Annette Oton, is a Nigerian-born, American and British educated designer turned art curator who serves as the Curator and founder of Harlem based Calabar Gallery. She is the African Art Curator for Amref Health Africa ArtBall for the past 4 years which honored Wangechi Mutu, El Anatsui, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Zanele Muholi. She is the curator for the Jersey City Theater Center and was the Curator for Community Engagement for the Bronx:Africa exhibition at Longwood Gallery. In 2016, she launched Calabar Gallery in Harlem to focus on contemporary African Artists and African Diaspora artists globally whose work is inspired and influenced by black and global African culture globally investigating dynamic ideas about art, culture and society.