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Arien Wilkerson / Tnmot Aztro

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Arien Wilkerson/Tnmot Aztro considers that the complexities within art derive from the alienation of objects, identities, the body, sounds, and humans and is rooted in repurposing and redefining meanings of "fine art" and it's attachment to colonialism, white supremacy, and institutionalized racism. Their practice articulates epistemology, and ontology by the producing of large scale performance installations where audiences, public mass or viewers are submerged within an immersive experience that populates multiple meanings, multiple engines. Their discipline spans performance, installation, film, sculpture, noise music. 

Wilkerson has received funding from The Penn Treaty Special Services District Philadelphia PA 2021, Illuminate the arts fund Philadelphia Pa 2021, The Graham Foundation for advanced studies in fine arts (20-21), The Velocity Fund (21), In 2020 the Sachs Program for arts & Innovation at Upenn, 2019 The Greater New Haven Arts Council & Connecticut office of the arts - Artist Workforce Initiative Sponsorship (2019), The Connecticut office of the arts Artist Fellow (2018 & 2019) and the Amistad center for Art and Culture Spirit of Juneteenth (2017).

Arien Wilkerson/Tnmot Aztro, sold out performances, online lectures and events have taken place at art galleries, institutions and incubator spaces such as University of Pennsylvania, Yale School of Art, University of Connecticut, Judson Memorial Church NYC, Rhode Island School of Design, Trinity College, Real Art Ways, Vox Populi Gallery, Icebox Project Space, AS22O, SPACE Gallery, Wesleyan University, The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Slought Foundation, the Martin E. Segal Theater Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY.