The Lineage Podcast + Portrait project features New York City artists in conversation about how the city influences the creative practice. In these broadcasts, host Shani Jamila holds intimate, in-depth dialogues about the idea of home with some of our most imaginative thinkers– including MacArthur geniuses, Pulitzer Prize winners and Bessie Award recipients. She also makes photographic portraits of each interviewee.
ABOUT THE HOST
Shani Jamila is a conceptual artist whose work explores identity, genealogy and the importance of place. Her travels to nearly fifty countries deeply inform her painting, photography and collage practice. She’s spoken about the arts and society at institutions including Harvard, TED, NYU, Odeon Firenze, the New York Times and the United Nations, in addition to hosting live discussions at the Schomburg Center, Aperture Foundation, Lincoln Center, and New York Live Arts. Shani has been named a 2020 National Arts Club Fellow and a 2019 Artist in Residence at the Ace Hotel and MASS MoCA. Her portrait and quote are featured in “A Choice to Change the World,” a permanent exhibition at her alma mater Spelman College.
ABOUT SEASON ONE
The first season of Lineage is brought to you by the generosity of our campaign supporters, with special thanks to our Founders Circle: Amika Carter, Vera Grant, Lawanda Hodges, Ayana Minor, Wendell and Helen O’Neal, Rimani Rogers, Jimmy and Leigh Sutton, Chantal Veira, Stacee Burton White and our associate producers the BK Fam. The inaugural guests include an array of Brooklyn based, socially engaged visual, literary and performing artists. Live shows have been recorded at the Brooklyn Museum, Soho House & Ace Hotel.