Grant Summary
Artist Statement
Tiona Nekkia McClodden [she/her] is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work often employs a citational practice exploring and critiquing issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and social commentary. Her interdisciplinary approach traverses documentary film, experimental video, sculpture, and sound installations. Re-memory, and more recently biomythography are themes explored within her work as well as shared ideas, values, and beliefs within the African Diaspora, or what she terms, “Black mentifact”. McClodden is interested in Blackness and traversing nostalgia; and how the past, present, and future can intersect visually and thematically within time-based work.
  • CLUB, 2018, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Installation Image, Performance Space New York. Photo by Maria Baranova.

  • Kilo Iba Se 99 2015, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Film Still. Courtesy of the artist.

  • The Brad Johnson Tape, X - On Subjugation, 2017, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Speech/Acts exhibition Installation Image. Photo by Constance Mensh.

  • Hold on let me take the safety off, 2019, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Installation Image, COMPANY Gallery. Courtesy of COMPANY.