Ada Pinkston is an artist, educator, and cultural organizer living and working in Baltimore, MD, where she is lecturer in Art Education at Towson University. Her work explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using performance, digital media, and mixed-media sculptures and installations. Her project, Landmarked, explores new ways of activating the empty spaces left by the 48 Confederate monuments that have been removed. The project considers how we reframe public space to be more equitable and inclusive of all histories. Landmarked includes workshops, the creation of site-specific installations, and public performances. The project centers civic engagement, the voices of people of color, and historical memories that are often overlooked by dominant cultural narratives found in public school textbooks. Instagram and Twitter: @apinkstone.
Ada Pinkston, More than a Number.. (a requiem to the GU 272), 2019 (Halcyon Arts Lab)