Aqeel Malcolm is exploring intersectionality as it relates to the layers of his own identity as a Black, Queer, African-American, and Jamaican-American male.  Craft is essential to his studio practice, especially working with fibers and weaving, as are ideas of intimacy and masculinity.  A question that persists in his work is “what constitutes masculinity and how is it affecting the men of today?”

Van Lier Fellow Aqeel Malcolm working in the Artist Studios on the Museum’s sixth floor. You can visit artists in a live studio environment every day at MAD.

http://madmuseum.org/programs/artist-studios

posted on the 29th of July 2016