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Mendi + Keith Obadike

Mendi + Keith Obadike

American, each born 1973

Mendi + Keith Obadike make music, art, and literature that both use and critique digital tools. They have exhibited and performed at the New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art, all in New York, NY. Their honors include a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in New Media Art; a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Competition Award.

See more of Mendi + Keith Obadike's work at their website: blacksoundart.com.

What happens when humans get reduced to a small bit of data? It might be our race. How does race get codified? How does gender get codified? How does a body enter a database?

Keith Obadike

Mendi + Keith Obadike (American, each born 1973). Blackness for Sale, 2001. Screenshot of archived website displayed on monitor. Courtesy of the artists.

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