Art Dept. | Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Colloquium: Tehan Ketema

Tehen Ketema

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Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L160
@ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Tehan Ketema is an interdisciplinary artist primarily working in the mediums of photography, video, and poetry. Her work delves into new media and familial archives to investigate their impact on the understanding of history, territory, and identity. Her research emanates from her own lived experience as a first-generation, Eritrean-American woman as well as the stories of her people, both culturally and ancestrally. Amplifying the experiences of the African diaspora and challenging the hegemonic Western gaze, Ketema contributes to the ongoing discourse of knowledge-building, reclamation, and validation. Her research interests also traverse explorations of literary and oral traditions and media such as hip-hop, spoken word, and poetry as a regenerative force influencing her understanding and reimagining of archival storytelling and Black futures.

Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Colloquium
Wednesdays @ 5 – 6:15pm
Elvehjem L160
Online at Zoom:
The Art Department Colloquium is a series supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust. Visiting Artist lectures are held every Wednesday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.

Discover the latest developments in Fine art, Craft, and Design at our free public lectures by some of the nation’s most prominent artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors.