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Sed Miles- Scholar Artist

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My art and intellectual praxis is tied together through social engagement including participatory art and community archives. I'm trying to weave a dialogue between working-class communities in the Black Diaspora. 


I'm a Fulbright Scholar researching transnational archives in the Black Atlantic (Brazil and the United States).  My work emerges from questions on identity, negritude, and surrealism.

My goal is to leave artifacts for my descendants to know what I saw and loved in the moments of my life. I hope this serves as fuel for both their struggles and celebrations. 


I’m blessed to see my people reflecting so much light, magic, strength, and aesthetics. I couldn’t imagine a life without it. I simply believe that our humanity is quintessentially beautiful.

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