BLK ART MAP text in green written on a black background


BLK ART MAP text in green written on a black background

The BLK ART MAP platform has launched today, created by BA History of Art and Design alumni, Aurella Yussuf. The BLK ART MAP is the definitive guide to Black visual art and design in Britain, listing the work of Black artists exhibiting in museums, galleries and festivals in London and across Britain

Aurella Yussuf is a writer and art historian, focusing on the work of Black artists in Britain and beyond. Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Hyperallergic, RA Magazine and other art publications. She has worked with organisations including Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Photoworks, Hauser & Wirth, Glasgow School of Art, and more.

Aurella is a founding member of interdisciplinary art collective Thick/er Black Lines whose work has been exhibited at Project Row Houses, Houston, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, London, and Somerset House, London. From 2015-2018 she ran Women of Colour Film Club, a digital trans-Atlantic project facilitating discourse on race and gender in cinema. She is the convener of Kitchen Table Crit, a peer forum for Black artists, writers and curators.

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