Ifátùmínínú Bamgbàlà Arẹs̀à
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Ifátùmínínú Bamgbàlà Arẹs̀à is a multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator born and raised in New Orleans. Ifátùmínínú suppressed her creative side for a decade before moving to Tanzania, where she was reborn. She continues to actively work across the diaspora by building and maintaining relationships in the Motherland. Ifátùmínínú is the Founder and Head Revolutionary in Charge of a meet-up for melanated folks titled “A BLACK creative’s guide” in which BLACK people convene in art institutions, take up space, and have relaxed discourse about art from THEIR perspective.
Ifátùmínínú is an ordained and trained Traditional West Afrikan Ifá Priest who considers her artwork an extension of her spiritual work. As such, she expresses herself and her identity through her Ancestors, which manifests in all her endeavors.
Headshot by Phylicia Ghee.