Onyx Mandelbrot: Lynchpin
Opening Saturday, 9 February 2019 6-9pm
Artist, cultural researcher, and administrator Onyx Mandelbrot works in the visual and performing arts unearthing the possibilities of an indigenous-arts lead future. With a background in theater arts, arts administration/arts education and a studio practice in film, video, new media and photography, Mandelbrot places the needs of society for social, cultural and emotional change squarely on the shoulders of artists, organizers, provocateurs, and citizens. Their most recent works include narratives such as: The School to Prison Pipeline, Police Brutality, Civil Disobedience, Data Collection and Systems of Surveillance. Onyx is a Chicago native and centers their practice within the parameters of inner city living and imagines politics through a black queer lens.