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Aisha Cousins

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Aisha Cousins writes performance art scores (instructions for live art projects) that engage black audiences from different backgrounds in exploring their ideas about beauty and processing the changes taking place in their worlds. Her interactive, public performance art scores have been performed on the streets of historically black neighborhoods from BedStuy to Brixton, as well as inside institutions such as the Museum Of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston's Project Row Houses, the Kitchen, and MoMA PS1 ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

In 2011, Cousins formed Transmission Completed, the non-profit arm of her art studio, to bring her culturally relevant, museum quality public art projects to black neighborhoods. In 2012 Cousins was awarded a grant via the Brooklyn Arts Council towards organizing the second annual Black President's Day Exhibition. This free public exhibition introduced over 3,300 Bedford-Stuyvesant residents to the history of African political fabrics and provided information on how to join the Story Skirt Project, a performance art scores which uses skirts made of African political fabric to document how black women from U.S. families have changed during the Obama era (www.BlackPresidentsDay.Blopspot.com)..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

In 2012, Cousins was also a awarded the highly competitive TIER grant via the Brooklyn Arts Council to produce an educators' guide for her latest project, SAY IT LOUD! Performance Art Scores for the Young, Gifted, and Fabulous. SAY IT LOUD! is a series of do-it-yourself art projects designed for black youth whose schools have lost visual arts funding. To find out how you can volunteer or support the above projects please visit www.aishacousins.com

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