Take Up Space: A Black History Month Exhibition

01 February 2020

poster for take up space

Take Up Space is an art exhibition that serves as an ode to black women and their creativity. It's organized, launched, and installed by a group of black youth in Edmonton under the supervision of Dr. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika and funded by her PACE initiative.

As the muse of black culture, black women have inspired so much of what is seen in art and fashion while simultaneously being pushed out of most, if not all, of the spaces we inhabited first. Our creations continue to be exploited while we remain marginalized by the industries that take from us. Take Up Space rallies black women to claim these creative spaces in their own right, asserting the self that refuses to suppress any part of themselves for anyone.

Located in the Rutherford Galleria until 29 February 2020.

If you can't visit the full exhibition before the 29th, a smaller version of it will be installed in the femlab gallery in March. More details on that forthcoming.