Aisha Cousins

Writer, photographer, and performance artist Aisha Cousins specializes in written, performance-based pieces most notably within a DIY context. Her work is intended to serve the Black community in verbalizing, understanding, and contextualizing their experience as it has been mediated through current social media forms and the society at large. In making her artwork both accessible and inclusive of the public, Aisha strives to allow non- people of color the chance to witness such discussions and educate themselves about different facets of the Black experience in America.

 

She was the recipient of The Laundromat Project’s Create Change Residency and Theo Westenberger fellowship in 2013, where her project “Mapping Soulville: The Bedstuy Remixes” was a neighborhood collaboration on renaming popular streets currently named after historical Black figures.

Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, MoMA PS1, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston’s Project Row Houses, and the Kitchen in NYC. Her work has also been covered in the New York Daily News, The New York Times, and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Magazine. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.