Hutchins Center, Harvard University
Dell M. Hamilton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and independent curator whose artist talks, solo performances, scholarly lectures, and collaborative performances have been presented to a wide variety of audiences in Boston and New York (Panoply Performance Lab, Five Myles, Boston University, Museum of Fine Arts/Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Massachusetts College of Art & Design) as well as in France (Black Portraitures: Imaging the Black Body in the West Conference/Musée Quai Branly), Italy (Black Portraitures II: Imaging the Black Body and Restaging Histories Conference/New York University/Villa La Pietra) and Chile (Perfolink: Plataforma LatinoAmericana de Arte de Performance). Born in Spanish Harlem (New York, NY), and with ancestral roots in Belize, Honduras and the Caribbean, her practice wrestles with the social and geopolitical constructions of memory, gender, race, language and history through the mediums of photography, video, drawing, installation and performance. She recently completed an artist residency at Samsøñ (Boston) and has performed with artists Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum and the Smithsonian Museum/National Portrait Gallery. Formerly the assistant director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University (now the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research), her work can be seen at www.dellmhamilton.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @dellmhamilton.