2020 Fellow
Quentin VerCetty
Montreal and Toronto, Canada

Quentin VerCetty is an award-winning, multidisciplinary visual griot (storyteller), artpreneur, art educator, activist, and an ever-growing interstellar tree based in Montreal, Canada. He is also co-founder and director of the Black Speculative Arts Movement, whose foundational work with second-wave Afrofuturism provides new, inclusive, and intersectional perspectives to reimagine public spaces. His project, Missing Black Technofossil Here uses augmented reality, digital 3D art, and printing to address the absence of monuments to black bodies in Toronto and across the Canadian landscape. The project will exhibit works of digital, imaginary monuments to local Black Canadian leaders, past and present, in futuristic community spaces. The project will facilitate workshops that engage community members to create awareness around erasure. Instagram: @keepgrowingq and @bsamcanada.  

Quentin Vercetty Toussaint Da Great Recovered

Quentin Vercetty, Toussaint Da Great (Courtesy of the Artist).