Worldbuilding is a major part of my practice, I think about the journey to the worlds I envision, within I prioritize the black queer black femme perspective, I prioritize a type of black liberation that is void in this present space, I Prioritize a land  that was once ours being our once more. I oftentimes find myself asking questions as they pertain to my intersecting black identities (that being, Black, queer, non-binary, poor, disabled…), they have all existed in context to “Power”; who has it?, who takes it away?, who is it given to?, how can I/We gain it?. 

By way of photography, video, writing, performance, and sound I explore the ways in which black people are affected by the powers that be. I explore what it would be to remove us from the now, and place in elsewhere, how rituals and folklore can aid us on this journey to a liberated black space, that grants us ownership. Influenced by the stories of Zora Neale Hurston's, “Mule and Men”, Toni Morrisons “Songs of Solomon”, by Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, House Music, and the storytelling that is Soul HipHop music. As well as from my observation of my community of bold, radical queer, fighting black people.


Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (B. 1991), Is a Brooklyn Based, Detroit Born Artist primarily working within lens-based media, performance, and writing; they’re also a Curator, DJ, and Organizer. Darryl received their Bachelor of Fine Art from Wayne State University in 2015 and their Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Darryl works under the philosophy of F.U.B.U (This Shit Is For Us*). They’re always thinking about how their work can aid a larger conversation about blackness and its many intersections.  Currently, Darryl is working across two bodies of work; one work is currently exploring afro-surrealism, thinking of how to get all black people free from the presence of whiteness, getting black people to “elsewhere” where the black diaspora can have complete freedom. Darryl is also exploring queerness and desire by way of a fat black femme non-binary alter-ego named Dion. Both bodies are flushed out through photography, video, activations, sound, and writing. 

Darryl is a 2022 Fire Island Artist in Resident, 2022 Lighthouse Work Fellow, 2021 Black Rock Senegal Artist in Resident, 2021 The Black Embodiment Studio Arts Writing Resident, 2020/2021 Red Bull House of Art Resident, 2019/2020 Document Detroit Fellow, 2019 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow in Visual Arts. Terrell has Exhibited and/or Performed at the  Dakar, Senegal, for the Dak'Art, La Biennale, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago IL), Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), Cranbrook Museum of Arts (Bloomfield Hills, MI), The Trout Museum of Art, (Appleton WI), Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, (New York City, NY), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - (Chicago IL)

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