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Damon Davis        

Activist, Multimedia Artist, Musician & Filmmaker; Director of Whose Streets?

Damon Davis is an award-winning post-disciplinary artist who works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. His work spans across illustration, painting, printmaking, music, film, and public art. In a practice that is part therapy, part social commentary, his work spans across a spectrum of creative mediums to tell stories exploring how identity is informed by power and mythology. Davis seeks to empower and give voice to the powerless and combat systems of oppression, focusing not only on pain but also on the joy of the Black experience. Davis’ work is held in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and the San Diego Contemporary Museum of Art.

For the documentary short "A Story To Tell" (2013), Davis won an Emmy Award Mid-America for Best Short Form Program. His work has been nominated for Critics’ Choice Award, Gotham Award, and NAACP Image Award; and Filmmaker Magazine also selected him and Director Sabaah Folayan for their “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016” for their work on critically acclaimed documentary "Whose Streets?," chronicling the Ferguson rebellion of 2014. Davis is a 2015 Firelight Media Fellow, a 2016 Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow, a TED Fellow (2017), and a Root100 Honoree (2017).

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Art as artillery: Damon Davis on Black Lives Matter and Trump's ...

Damon Davis, an artist from St. Louis, Mo., was in Montreal this weekend for the Culture Shock 2016 conference, where he delivered the keynote address.

At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things : Code ...

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized ...

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