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CONTACT

Email: atdanawashington@gmail.com
Text: (804) 495-1908
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ABOUT


dana washington-queen (they/them) is a photographer, filmmaker and barber-student working in poetic and documentary forms to render and celebrate black life and expression.

Their work has been exhibited and screened throughout North America, including the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Visible Records, Jeffrey Dietch, Art + Practice, Black Radical Imagination, BlackStar Film Festival, and OUTFEST Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival.

Courtesy of the 2022 Artadia Los Angeles Marciano Art Foundation award, washington-queen is attending Redefine Barber & Beauty Academy pursuing licensure as a barber-student. They are developing a research and documentary project about the histories of barbering in black and queer communities, barbershops as social institutions, hair care practices, and live performance. Their intent is to open Black & Kin, an art practice and gender-inclusive barber studio.



PROJECTS


Black & Kin Barber Service︎︎︎
Black Farm Studio House Co.︎︎︎

EDUCATION


2023 - Barber, Redefine Barber & Beauty Academy

2020 - MFA in Visual Art, UC San Diego

2016 - English: Rhetoric & Composition, CSULB


EXHIBITIONS


2022
  • ICA Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Visible Records

2021
  • Springsteen Gallery
  • Calit2
  • Jeffrey Dietch

2020
  • Anonymous Gallery

2019
  • 98 Orchard
  • New Wight Gallery
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • Art + Practice


FESTIVALS


2023
  • Seattle Trans Film Festival

2020
  • Afrikana Independent Film Festival

2019
  • DTLA Film Festival

2018
  • Smithsonian African American Film Festival
  • Afrikana Film Festival
  • BlackStar Film Festival
  • OUTFEST Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival
  • Toronto Short Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival


FILM PROGRAMS


2023
  • BAM x Ways of Seeing: “COMMISSION”

2020
  • 1708 Gallery: “In Light Richmond”
  • Emerson College: “The Afrofuture is Female”

2019
  • Fondation d’enterprise Galeries Lafayette: “Lafayette Anticipations x KALEIDOSCOPE”

2018
  • Black Cinema House: “Vol. 4”
  • Black Radical Imagination: “Fugitive Trajectories”
  • USC: “Cinematheque 108: Open Letter, Recent Work from California Filmmakers”
  • MOCA Los Angeles: “Familiar Unknown: Mysticism in the Present Future”


AWARDS


2022
  • Artadia Los Angeles Awardee (Marciano Art Foundation Award)

2020
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Ellsworth Kelly Award
  • University of California San Diego Ennalls Berl ’12 and Waggaman Berl ’17 Senior Thesis Award

2019
  • Best Experimental Film & Best Social Justice Short Film, DTLA Film Festival
  • University of California San Diego Russell Grant
  • University of California San Diego Black Studies Project Grant

2018
  • Bortsch Corp. Short Film Grant

2017
  • University of California San Diego Strategic Enhancement of Excellence through Diversity Fellowship


TEACHING


  • 2020-2021: Teaching Artist, The AjA Project

  • 2019-2020: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego



PUBLICATION AS AUTHOR


Black Archives
Impulse to Collect Vol. 1 “An Entry Point Between Spaces: Concerning Permission,” November 2020.



PRESS


Bomb Magazine
Jessica Lanay, “Don’t Sweat the Technique: dana washington-queen interviewed by Jessica Lanay,” December 2022.

Hyperallergic
Jasmine Weber, “Week in Review: Awards & Accolades,” October 2020.

San Diego Union-Tribune
Lisa Deaderick, “In New Forging Territories Exhibition, Artist Places Herself in Center of Work and Center of Questioning and Reckoning,” July 2019.

Hyperallergic
Erica Rawles, “The LA Rebellion Filmmakers and Their Continued Relevance 50 Years Later,” April 2019.

Smithsonian African American Film Festival
Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae. “Notes on a Radical Elsewhere, Black Radical Imagination: Fugitive Trajectories,” 2018.

BlackStar Film Festival
Daniella Rose-King, “Stories Beneath Our Rib Cages: A Review of UNDER BONE and Two Parts Black,” 2018.

   
                                             Exhibition at ICA VCU  Sep 2022 - Jan 2023                                             2022 Artadia Los Angeles Marciano Award                                             2020 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Ellsworth Kelly Award                                                      Black & Kin Barber Service 2023