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United States

Fiber/Textile Artist

Shenequa Brooks

Shenequa Brooks has an Afro-Caribbean heritage and describes herself as an 'artpreneur'.

Looking to her family's cultural background, conversations with others and Ghanaian experience for inspiration, her art practice is built around the traditional craft of weaving - transitioning into sculpture, performance, textile or 'garment' pieces and installations

Her new body of work questions the use of materiality in relation to craft; where weaving synthetic hair tells a story about experiences shared with the women in her life whom she loves and holds dear. Braiding, Bantu knotting and plaiting represent the hairstyles with which she grew up, at the same time celebrating ideas of sisterhood, womanhood, sacred space, intimacy, identity and beauty.

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