Visiting Artist Program

Adama Delphine

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Rhoden Arts Center
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
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Adama Delphine

Adama Delphine Fawundu is a photographer and visual artist born in Brooklyn of Mende and Bubi descent. She uses multiple mediums to create works with themes of the collective unconscious, identity, utopia, decolonization, and stories of the past, present and future.   Fawundu co-published the critically acclaimed book, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Her solo exhibition, In the Spirit of Ase is currently on view at the Newark Museum of Art.  For decades, she has exhibited both nationally and internationally and is a 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition finalist.  Her awards include, The Anonymous Was A Women Grant, New York Foundation for The Arts Photography Fellowship (2016) and the Rema Hort Mann Artist Grant (2018) amongst others.  She was commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory to participate in the 100 Years|100 Women Project/The Women’s Suffrage NYC Centennial Consortium (2019-2021).   Her works are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Princeton University Museum, Princeton, NJ; Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA; The Petrucci Family Foundation of African American Art, Asbury, NJ; The Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Springs, FL, The David C. Driskell Art Collection, College Park, MD; and number of private collections. She is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Columbia University.