Kamau Ware

27 Jun 2018

Kamau Ware is an award-winning visual artist and storyteller based in New York City. Ware creates new narratives about the African Diaspora's history through photography, films, exhibitions, and events. In 2010, he founded the Black Gotham Experience (BGX), which utilizes art and walks to illustrate the impact of the African Diaspora in New York City. The Black Gotham Experience has been in residence in the Seaport District of Lower Manhattan since 2017, serving as a gallery, event space, and visitor's center for walks. Ware has been commissioned to create original works by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Apollo Theater, The Mile-Long Opera, the New York City Public Design Commission, and The Shed, and has spoken at the New York Historical Society, The Public Theater, SXSW, Yale University, and the Municipal Archive in Amsterdam. He has developed classes, tours, and workshops for NYU, Columbia University, The New School, and K-12 schools across New York City. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Atlas Obscura, Hyperallergic, Curbed, ABC, and NBC. Ware served as a Center panelist for Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2022 and 2018.