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SHAKA DENDY

Born 1993, Boston, Massachusetts
Lives and works in Boston

EDUCATION

2018    MFA, EMerson College, Boston, MA
2015    BFA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

RESIDENCIES

2019    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    Gestures of Incompleteness (public sculpture), Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    Hagiography, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA
2020    Shaka Dendy & Nori Needles, Godine Family Gallery at
             Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

2018    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Emerson Contemporary, Boston, MA
2018    New England Graduate Media Symposium, Paramount Theater,
            Boston, MA

2017    RE:dissonance, Emerson Contemporary, Boston, MA
2017    blonde: An Art Show, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston MA

TALKS

2019    Senior Seminar, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
2019    Space, Place, Image, and Sound, Emerson College, Boston, MA

2017    CCTV, Cambridge, MA

SELECT MUSICAL PERFROMANCES

2019    Cistem Collapse: Boston Anti-Straight Pride Protest Show, Hardcore Stadium, Cambridge, MA
2019    Culture Club 6: A Night at Camp Blood (multimedia installation & musical performance), The
            Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2019    Supporting Spirit Twin Single Release, Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY
            Boston Fuzztival Music Fest, ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, MA
            Massachusetts Bail Fund Benefit Show The Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA
2018    Supporting Badrabbits Tour, The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Baez, Anulfo, “On Basketball, Community, and Race: In Conversation with Shaka Dendy”, Boston Art  
            Review, Issue 04: Pubilic Art,
September 2019
Whyte, Murray, “Inflatable cartoon monsters feel like ‘a form of protest’ at South End’s Cyclorama”,
            Boston Globe, 8 August 2019
Merrow, Martha, “Shaka Dendy”, Boston Globe (online), 8 August 2019
Lopez, Cintia, “Boston Artist Creates Sculpture From Used Basketballs”, The ARTery, 7 August 2019
Ertischek, David, “Dendy’s ‘Gestures of Incompleteness’ Contrasts Possibilities of Basketball, Art”,
            Emerson Today, 29 July 2019
Deng, Olivia, “Camp Blood's Unique Industrial Hip-Hop Fights Against Commercialism, Capitalism And
            Racism”, The ARTery, 9 July 2019
Wasylak, Victoria, “Boston’s Camp Blood are the industrial hip-hop voice of the future”, Vanyaland, 8
            July 2019


© 2019 Shaka Dendy