Kemi Adeyemi is assistant professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Director of The Black Embodiments Studio, an arts writing residency, at the University of Washington.
Her book manuscript on black queer women’s geographies of neoliberalism, and her co-edited volume Queer Nightlife, are currently in development. Adeyemi’s has forthcoming writing in GLQ: a journal of lesbian and gay studies, and has published in Women & Performance, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, and QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking.
She has contributed exhibition essays for Tschabalala Self (Seattle), This is Not a Gun (Los Angeles), black is a color (Los Angeles), Impractical Weaving Suggestions (Madison), and Endless Flight (Chicago); and writings on artists including Liz Mputu, Adee Robinson, Brendan Fernandes, Oli Rodriguez, and Indira Allegra. Adeyemi co-curated the unstable objects exhibition at The Alice Gallery in 2017 and is curating Amina Ross’ October 2019 solo show at Ditch Projects.