︎︎︎ STUDIES



   
    Oslo National Academy of Art, Textile Oslo, NO
    Master’s in arts and Craft
    2021 – present

   
   Contemporary Textiles Center Montreal, CA
   Bachelor in Textile Construction
   2017 – 2021

   




︎︎︎ INTERNSHIPS


   
    Gauntlett Cheng, New York – NY, USA
    Fall/Winter 2019 Collection
    Samples on knitting machine, sewing in hand, helps on fashion day
    2019


    La fee couleurs, Escuminac – Québec, CA
    Learning in felt (scarves, hats, and accessories)
    2016


    Mazzanti Piume
Florence, IT
    Feather Craft Apprenticeship for Art and Haute Couture
    2016

   
    Hemp Museum
– Sant’Anatolia di Narco, IT
    Weaving on loom and textile analysis
    2015
   
   



︎︎︎SCOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES



    Black Creators, Banded Purple – Toronto, CA
    2020


    Chronic Ink Scholarship – Toronto, CA
    2020


    CICan Art Vignette – Ottawa, CA
    Ottawa Colleges and Institutes
    Winner of the Sculpture and Textile Art Showcase
    2020

  



︎︎︎WORK EXPERIENCE



    Økohelter – Oslo, NO
    Scenography Assistant of Baum & Leahy, a production called Ecoheros a performance for kids
    2021 – 2022

    BOA Gallery – Oslo, NO
    Exhibition Technician
    Installation of the Exhibition of Roddy Bell and Brian Catling
    2021


    Fermé, Montreal – Québec, CA
    Stylist independent for ready-to-wear and accessories
    Selection of clothing and accessories for photos for e-commerce
    2021


    GENIAL broadcast! Télé-Québec – Québec, CA
    Independent textile artist, felting demonstration
    2020


    Converse campaign, All-Star – Québec, CA    
    Independent textile artist, creation of four weaving for the campaign
    2020


    COLAB Bags – Québec, CA
    Accessory Stylist, selection of bags and accessories for e-commerce
    2019 – 2020


    SSENSE, Montreal – Québec, CA
    Stylist independent for ready-to-wear and accessories.
    Selection of clothing and accessories for photos for e-commerce
    2017 – 2020


    Fucking Young! Magazine – Barcelona, ES
    Assistant Editorial Stylist
    Selection of looks in press offices, preparation, and style and dressing during the photo shoot
    2017


    Tasselli Kashmir – Bevagna, IT
    Independent Textile Designer
    Created a collection of hand-dyed cashmere scarves
    Performance and presentation of the collection at Expo 2015, Milan (IT)
    2015 – 2016

︎︎︎ EXHIBITIONS


    The Wall of Hands
   Small solo show
    Kunstnernes Hus – Oslo, NO
    2022


    Révélations International
   Collective show for the Biennial of Crafts and Creation
    Grand Palais Ephemere – Paris, FR
   2022


    Ode à Ndate
    Collective exhibition for the Off Program of Dakar Biennale
    Studio Quatorzerohuit – Dakar, SEN
    2022


     Interweaving
    Collective exhibition for the Off Program of Dakar Biennale
    Atiss Galery – Dakar, SEN
    2022


    Claiming Space
    Collective exhibition by SKEIV VERDEN
    Fotogalleriet – Oslo, NO
    2022


    Maison Molle
    Collective exhibition
    Le Livart Galerie – Québec, CA
    2021


    The River in Sharing
    Collective exhibition
    The Portneuf International Flax Biennial – Québec, CA
    2021


    WATBD x WNW
    Virtual Collective exhibition
    2021


    Community Attachments: Creating in The Absence of the Other for Black History Month
    Place des Arts – Québec, CA
    2021


    Long live the wind that disturbs
    An exhibition of works of art (student)
    The Portneuf International Flax Biennial – Québec, CA
    2019







︎︎︎ RESIDENCIES


   
    Institut Francais of Saint-Louis – SL, SEN
    Research on family and textiles archives
    2022, June + July

   
    Open Forum – Berlin, GER
    Research on protection of relics
    2021


    Place of the Arts – Québec, CA
    Community Attachments: Create in The Absence of The Other for Black History Month
    2021

    Gare XP – Paris, FR
    Experimentation with dyes
    2021






























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