Anaïs Duplan

Anaïs Duplan is a trans* poet, curator, and artist. He is the author of a book of essays, Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture (Black Ocean, 2020), a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016), and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). He has taught poetry at the University of Iowa, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, and St. Joseph’s College. 

Duplan’s video works have been exhibited by Flux Factory, Daata Editions, the 13th Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, Mathew Gallery, NeueHouse, the Paseo Project, and will be exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in L.A in 2021.

As an independent curator, he has facilitated curatorial projects in Chicago, Boston, Santa Fe, and Reykjavík. He was a 2017-2019 joint Public Programs fellow at the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem. In 2016, he founded the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color, based at Iowa City’s artist-run organization Public Space One and previously worked as Program Manager at Recess.

Events and Residencies

September 27–October 6, 2021

EMPAC Fall 2021

Residency
Anaïs Duplan
Friday / December 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Residency
Edisa Weeks class workshop
Friday / October 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Residency
Anaïs Duplan class workshop
September 18–December 18, 2020
Residency
Nancy Campbell, Vic Brooks, and Ashley Ferro-Murray