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Winner of the 2020 Joshua Glover Memorial competition (Toronto), Quentin VerCetty is a multi-award-winning multidisciplinary storyteller, educator, and Afrofuturist. With a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from OCAD University and Master's in Art Education from Concordia University, his work speculates inclusive public spaces and has exhibited his work around the world.  

 

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Winner of the 2020 Joshua Glover Memorial competition, Quentin VerCetty (Lindsay) is a multi-award-winning, multidisciplinary visual griot, artpreneur, educator, artivist, and an ever-growing interstellar tree. With a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from OCADU University (2017) and a Master's in Art Education from Concordia University (2021), he is one of the world's leading Afrofuturist a/r/tographers. Through his scholarly work, he has coined the terms Sankofanology and Rastafuturism while creatively he exhibits imaginative futures of Blackness representation.

 

VerCetty is the co-editor of Canada’s first Afrofuturism art anthology, Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstandings (2020), which features works from over 100 Black Canadians.

 

Through his work, he hopes to engage minds, inspire hearts, and help to make the world a better place not only for today but for many tomorrows to come.
 

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Winner of the 2020 Joshua Glover Memorial competition, Toronto's first monument of a person of African descent and 2020 Fellow of Monument Lab, the Governor-General's Bronze Medal recipient, Quentin VerCetty (Lindsay) is a multi-award-winning, multidisciplinary visual griot, artpreneur, educator, artivist, and an ever-growing interstellar tree. With a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from OCAD University(2017) and a Master's in Art Education from Concordia University(2021), he is one of the world's leading Afrofuturist a/r/tographers. His scholarly work looks at Afrofuturism as a teaching tool, coining the terms Sankofanology as a lens and Rastafuturism as a concept.

 

VerCetty's creative works speculate addressing social issues and the imaginative futures of representation and preservation of the memories of people of African descent. VerCetty's is one of the foundational leaders of the international Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) and started the BSAM Canada Institute chapter in 2016 to help combat anti-Black systemic erasure and improve the art industry for artists of African descent in the creative industry of Canada. VerCetty is the co-editor of the first Canadian Afrofuturism art anthology, Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstandings (2020), which includes the contributions from 30 writers and highlights works of over 100 Black Canadian artists documenting the growing contemporary art movement of Afrofuturism in the country.

Through his work, he hopes to engage minds and inspire hearts to help to make the world a better place not only for today but for many tomorrows to come.  

About

Established in 2015, VerCetty Made It Studios is the fine art and project focused entity that manages and promotes the professional works of new media artist and writer Quentin VerCetty.

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