Curriculum Vitae






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b. 1993, lives and works in Boston, MA.

Education

Emerson College, MFA
Florida State University, BA
 
Residencies & Fellowships

NOW+THERE Public Art Accelerator Fellow
Boston Center for the Arts Public Artist-in-Residence

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

Punishable By Law, Godine Gallery, Boston, MA (two-person show with Noriyoshi Needles)
Gestures of Incompleteness, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Group Exhibitions & Screenings

Of Color, AS220, Providence, Rhode Island
Hagiography or New Saints, Distillery Gallery, Boston
Hella Black, Plaza Theater Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Emerson Contemporary, Boston
New England Graduate Media Symposium, Paramount Theater, Boston
RE:dissonance, Emerson Contemporary, Boston
blonde: An Art Show, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston

Special Projects

City of Worcester - Give Me A Sign
Converse -  Breaking Down Barriers Campaign [x]

Talks

Hoodgrown Aesthetic Podcast - Episode 93: “Good Looks: Shaka Dendy” [x]
Changing The Game: Boston’s Rising Artists, panel discussion presented by the Boston Art Book Fair [x]
Senior Seminar, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
Space, Place, Image, and Sound, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Press & Interviews

Boston Center for the Arts - IN TALKS: Shaka Dendy
Boston Magazine - My Life in the Age of COVID: Haasan Barclay and Shaka Dendy
Hoodgrown Aesthetic Podcast - Episode 93: “Good Looks: Shaka Dendy”
The ARTery - Distillery Gallery Show Delves Into Rituals Outside Of Religion
Boston Art Review - On Basketball, Community, and Race: In Conversation with Shaka Dendy
Boston Globe - Inflatable cartoon monsters feel like ‘a form of protest’ at South End’s Cyclorama
Boston Globe - Shaka Dendy
Emerson Today - Dendy’s ‘Gestures of Incompleteness’ Contrasts Possibilities of Basketball, Art
The ARTery - Boston Artist Creates Sculpture From Used Basketballs
The ARTery - Camp Blood’s Unique Industrial Hip-Hop Fights Against Commercialism, Capitalism And Racism
Vanyaland - Boston’s Camp Blood are the industrial hip-hop voice of the future

Mark