Update: Ambrose Rhapsody Murray is among 2023/24 Black Rock Senegal residents

Taylor Dafoe / Artnet, Artnet, Juli 5, 2023

Black Rock SenegaL Artist Residency Welcomes a New Class of Artists

Black Rock Senegal, the West African residency program launched in 2019 by Kehinde Wiley, has announced its next crop of fellows.  The group comprises 16 artists of differing practices from around the world, each of whom will participate in the program from August of this year through May of next. They’ll stay—in staggered, one-to-three-month increments—at Black Rock’s compound in the capital city of Dakar.  


Among the selected residents is Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, a self-taught artist with roots in Florida and Asheville, NC. Through sewing, painting, material experimentation, film and collaborative projects, they create stories to investigate our relationships to the colonial undercurrents of our lives, the charged symbology of black feminine bodies, and the ephemeral and layered qualities of memory and remembering. Ambrose received their Bachelor’s in Black Studies from Yale University and studied fine art abroad at Central Saint Martins in London. Their work lives in the permanent collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem, and has exhibited across the US and abroad.