Dread scott headshot.  Malik Cumbo photographer Aug 2011

Dread Scott

ABOG Fellow for Socially Engaged Art


Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward, working in a range of media including performance, photography, screen-printing, video, installation and painting. He has exhibited and performed at numerous institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Walker Art Center and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and has been written about in numerous publications including The New York Times, Art In America, ArtNews, ArtForum, Art21 Magazine, The Guardian, and Time. 

His ABOG Fellowship will support Slave Rebellion Reenactment (SRR), a conceptual community-engaged artwork that will reenact the largest rebellion of enslaved people in American history. It will re-stage and reinterpret Louisiana’s German Coast Uprising of 1811, involving hundreds of re-enactors on the outskirts of New Orleans, in the same locations where the 1811 rebellion occurred.

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Artist portrait by Malik Cumbo.

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