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March 31, 2022 – May 15, 2022
This work came out of the period before, during, and after the global shutdown. Journey(ing) represents a map depicting national and transnational migration routes. Investigating the concepts of mobility and navigation, place and displacement.
Key Migration Terms (UN IOM -Intergovernmental Organization in the field of Migration) Internal migration. Freedom of Movement. Asylum Seeker. Climate Migration. Collective Expulsion. Country of Destination. Country of Origin. Country of Transit. Displacement Emigration. Immigrant. Environmental Migrant. Expulsion. Family Reunification (right to). Family Unity (right to). Humanitarian Admission. Humanitarian. Border management. Humanitarian Visa. Labor Migration. Migrant. Naturalization. Refugee. Stateless person. Unaccompanied children. Xenophobia.
Grace Kisa was born in Nairobi, Kenya. Her father’s profession as an economist afforded my family the opportunity to travel and live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, McLean, Virginia, Toronto Canada then Gaborone, Botswana before she came to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a degree in Art form the Art Institute In Atlanta. She now lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia a suburb outside of Atlanta where She makes a living as an artist. Lawrenceville, Georgia is located in Gwinnett County which has recently been described as the most culturally diverse county in the South. She grew up as a “third culture kid”. Kay Branaman Eakin describes a third culture kid as “someone who, as a child, has spent a significant period of time in one or more cultures other than their own, thus integrating elements of those cultures, and their own birth culture, into a third culture”. “I have developed a flexibility and adaptability and can draw inspiration from a broad cultural knowledge base. I am able at once to feel at home everywhere and nowhere. Through these experiences I have an expanded world view which allows me to perceive it differently. I am open to cross-cultural exchanges, and collaboration and this is reflected in my art”.
- Curated by Lauren Jackson Harris