AfroFuturist Adventures in Space with April Bey
Meet April. April Bey is a visual artist and art educator. She's traveled the world to collect data for both her artistic and academic work, teaching controversial courses like "Pretty Hurts" analyzing process-based art and Beyoncé hashtag faux feminism. April's work is an introspective and social critique of immigration, contemporary pop culture feminism, generational theory, social media, AfroFuturism and race.
Why do you do what you do?
I make art as an excretory tool to cope with the world around me, inspire debate and conversation.
What is one thing you hope never changes?
I hope my work ethic never changes.
When do you feel most alive?
When I'm traveling.
What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you're so good at it?
Accents and languages - I'm kind of embarrassed I'm good at it because it becomes a spectacle people want to hear on demand.
What's the hardest lesson you've had to learn?
Not everyone is a friend.
What's the title of the current chapter of your life?
AfroFuturist Adventures in Space
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