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Current Feminist in Residence Fellow

 Kyrin Hobson

In the foreground is Kyrin, slightly turned left but looking into the camera. She is a Black women wearing a black turtle neck, silver hoop earrings, red lipstick, black framed glasses and a white, brown and blue scarf over her hair. In the background is blurred artwork hanging on a white wall. Kyrin Hobson is an interdisciplinary artist and museum professional. Her practice proposes counter-visualities to explore feminist histories of Black and multi-racial women. In paintings, performance and multi-media installations, the artist draws upon practices of southern midwifery and healing to vigorously advocate for the idea of birth as a common and for safe, healthy un-forced birth as a human right. Visual storytelling and the design of "spaces of encounter" frame inquiries about how personal family histories and explorations of the  aftermath of the trans-Atlantic slave trade can be guideposts for the challenges of the here and now. Through the lens of motherhood as an unbroken through-line of our survival, the work centers bodily movement, ecologies of care, the search for kinship and the ways in which women aggregate, transfer and utilize power.

Hobson holds a BA in Visual Art from University of California, Los Angeles, a Master's in Arts Administration and Museum Studies from New York University, and an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Chicago.

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