Kearra Gopee

2017 Create Change Fellow 


Kearra is a Trinidadian photographer/visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is whatever she wants it to be at any given point of time but mostly focuses on the nature of violence and erasure, especially that which is inflicted on the Caribbean by the global north.

Please tell us of an artist, curator, activist, or project that has influenced you or inspired you?

“I am inspired by Simone Leigh’s Waiting Room residency at the New Museum, for its openness to a public in need of some self-love and care, using means that they may not have tried before. I am also inspired by Rafia Santana’s Pay Black Time initiative, which provides free meals to Black and Brown people and is funded by the White Guilt Reparations Fund.”


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