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About

About

 

 

jamikaajalon(at)gmail.com

 

 

BIO BRIEF

Inter-disciplinary artist fortunate enough to have collaborated with many brilliant creatives across the globe. Mediums include written and spoken word, sound, and photography, film, video, text, and music.

 MA: Media, communications and culture- Goldsmiths, University of London, England BA: Film and Video -Columbia College, USA Undergrad: Journalism Major University of Missouri in Columbia, USA

 

 


 

Related LINKS

www.lpressl.com

Cirucuit Gaze 

Jamika's Universe Itw

Jamika's Universe Itw2

black women in film

african diaspora filmmakers

 

 

Commissions/Residencies/Presentations

2019- Interzone podcast curator/host- live art/performance/lecture 

2019- present,  -Spoken Word Paris host 

2019-  Audio Visual Anti-Lecture , -  Hampshire college, arts school

2016-18  Squatting Gionvannis Room” , James Baldwin conference, AUP, Paris (audio-visual anti-lecture)/Beta Salon Paris

2016 
 "Anti-lecture Multiverse"- Un_University conference, Vienna

2015  "Alien VS Humans" - Black Market project , Musée de l'Homme

2014  Kunstruam Noe, COPIE COMFORME Exibition- mixed media art project

2013  Vienna Arts Institute, NOW NOT NOW conférence, - audio-visual anti-lecture/ video exhibition

2012  IFA (institute for foreign exchange, Berlin/stuttgart) BERLIN TEXTURES, workshop, residency, collaborative installations, Berlin, Germany

2011/12 IFA (institute for foreign exchange, Berlin/stuttgart)- IN THE SEAMS, conference, workshop conceived, realized, and documented, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010/11 IFA (institute for foreign exchange, Berlin/stuttgart)- IMBUZI workshop & documentary, Capetown South Africa

2009 IFA (institute for foreign exchange, Berlin/stuttgart) L'ESPRIT , Pret-a-partager, video documentary, Dakar Senegal

2009 145 THEATRE, residency for realization for audio-visual slam performance , DECODERECODE, Grenoble, France

2005 PROLOGUE: New Feminism, New Europe (commission TRANSNARRATIVES performance, installation, screening), Vienna, Austria

2004 ARTS COUNCIL, LONDON, Independent artists fund- production of TRANSNARRATIVES

2003 AIR-PORT Artist residency, Graz, TRANSNARRATIVES

 

 


 

Jamika Ajalon

 

 

 

Audio/visual Anti-Lectures, Performances, Exhibitions (selected)

2020- "Alchemy of Cuts" Audio Visual Piece(TBA) - Disturbance Expo,  Lepzig, Germany

2020-  Poetry Performance/ Runway (improv colloboration)-  La Bonne Facture, (la mode/ couture), Runway Show, Paris

2019 - "Getting To the Otherside : Featuring Peals"- Poetic sonic video,  Turtles Expo, Cites des Artes, Paris

2019- Audio Visual poetry set - featured poet Paris Lit Up, Paris

2019-  Sonic Poetry set -  Maison de Poesie Montpellier

2019- Salt water transmissions:queer lands of here remix, audio visual anti lecture , La General, Paris 

2019-  Poetry Performance,  Paris Lit Up Magazine Launch, Paris

2018/2016 Alien(s)kin: Daughter in another country squatting givovannis room,  Beta Salon, Paris, /American University Paris, Baldwin conference

2017  FAR: Deep sea Transmisions (sonic video presented @ “Black Market” event, Musee, de l’Homme , Docu-Kingdom Portugal

2014/15 - White Birch blues, sonic poetry video , vienna institute for arts research

2013 - We Go Back To The Future To Tell Our Stories,- audio/visual anti-lecture, Vienna Austria, Arts Academy

2012 - NPoem - sonic poetry video,London, England/Paris, France

2012 -Berlin Heros: Under Urban Skin – single screen audiovisual projection/ experimental doc installation as a part of Berlin Textures, Berlin, Germany

2012 -Alien seen/unseen- (camera/montage)- Multi-screen installation, collaboration with artist, Sinethemba, as a part of Berlin Textures, Berlin, Germany

2012- In the Seams, the Aesthetics of Freedom Expressed-documentary short based on Conference and workshop conceptualized and realized via myself and other pret-apartager artists/curators, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007-11- Locations of the M/othership: Black Female as Fugitive Archetype of Resistance, audio visual anti-lecture, NGBK, and Ladyfest, Berlin, Germany/South London Gallery, UK

 * I have been making experimental visual work/films since the late 90s,  those films and more recent films are distributed by THIRDWORLDNEWS REEL,

  CINENOVA, and archived in books on Black Women in Film

selection of published work and publications

 

2020-       "Fluid Code" Anti-lecture essay published in collection, Opposing Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Turbo-nationalism, Cambridge Scholars

2019 -      "F.A.R. Space-ways; With out edges the center cannot exist in stasis, publishied in collection We Travel the Space Ways, transcript Press 

2019         "TAKE BACK THE NARRATIVE" , conceptual poetry book 

2017 -       Poem featured, Paris Lit UP journal no 5

2017-20 - Poems featured in  MAINTENANT: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art, three rooms press, NY

2018/19-  Queer Plume, Fugitive Diaries,  - colomnist,  IS magazine

2015-       “We Go Back to the Future to tell our Story”- in anthology, “now not now” Vienna Arts Acadamy

2012        "FUGITIVE ARCHETYPES OF RESISTANCE: a metamorphic narrative"- on black women, sci fi, and resistance, - in anthology 'Little Book with big visions:

                How to be an artist and revolutionize the world' witnessed press

2010       “DECODE/RECODE” , Generation X anthology of poetry and short stories

2008        “LOCATIONS OF THE MOTHERSHIP: The black female subject as site of resistance”, 'New Feminisms' anthology

2007      “IS SHE A BOY? Journals from life on the tour”, Female Consequences. Feminism, Antirassismus, Popmusik, anthology

TBA.       "SkyPapers", novel -  Feminist Press, New York, New York

* I have been publishing work regulary since  late 90's (ie kaliedescope, in DOUBLE DAY  books anthology AFREKETE)

Discography (selected)

Jamika & the Argonauts

2020- (production tba) DONTFEED REBOOTED -(album in progressions)

2014/16 DONT FEED THE GATE KEEPERS (album in progressions)

Zenzile singer songwriter

(singer song writer performer/live tour  2000-2018)

Albums Include:

2018- "PEARLS" video/ single 

2012 ELECTRIC SOUL

2009 PAWN SHOP

2002 TOTEM

2000 JAMIKA MEETS ZENZILE Solo

2007 HELIUM BALOON ILLUSIONS