Lecture with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Art & History Museums – Maitland
A&H Artist-in-Residence LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs joins us to share about her interdisciplinary work, process, and plans for her 6-week residency.
In this lecture, you will learn about her many disciplines of work and how they are continuing to develop. The performances of LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs have been featured around the world, and in 2020 she was the recipient of the C.D. Wright Award for Poetry. After her lecture, get a sneak peek of her visual concrete poetry from her studio.
About LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs:
A writer, vocalist and performance/sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Diggs has presented and performed at California Institute of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, The Museum of Modern Art, and Walker Art Center and at festivals including: Explore the North Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Hekayeh Festival, Abu Dhabi; International Poetry Festival of Copenhagen; Ocean Space, Venice; International Poetry Festival of Romania; Question of Will, Slovakia; Poesiefestival, Berlin; and the 2015 Venice Biennale. As an independent curator, artistic director, and producer, Diggs has presented events for BAMCafé, Black Rock Coalition, El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and the David Rubenstein Atrium. Diggs has received a 2020 C.D. Wright Award for Poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art, a Whiting Award (2016) and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (2015), as well as grants and fellowships from the Howard Foundation, Cave Canem, Creative Capital, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, among others. She lives in Harlem.