Ports + Portals

Ports & Portals: Finding the Citizen Body

The definitions of both citizenship and selfhood continually play themselves out through the ways in which our bodies occupy and move through the built environment. In the United States the Black body in particular has perpetually been deemed out of place; governed by racist notions of where, when, and how these bodies should exist. Using this contested state of the American black body as an initial point of departure, alternate spatial strategies were conceived exploring the idea of citizenship.

This project was exhibited in Venice to accompany Amanda Williams and Andres Hernandez’s Pavilion for the American Pavilion in the 2018 Biennale.