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Stamps Gallery Announces Partnership Exhibit With Queens Museum

The Stamps Gallery and the Queens Museum in New York are partnering on an exhibit by the renowned artist Stephanie Dinkins, who focuses her work on exposing inequities and bias in artificial intelligence systems.

On Love & Data by Dinkins will be on view March 13-August 14, 2022 at the Queens Museum, New York. It was curated by Srimoyee Mitra, director of the Stamps Gallery. The work was shown in Fall 2021 at the Stamps Gallery, and Dinkins was a featured participant in the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series.

On Love & Data was Dinkins first survey exhibition, which included new works and commissions that expanded Dinkins art practice and inquiry the structural biases embedded with artificial intelligence and machine learning systems. We are thrilled to partner with Queens Museum to bring Dinkins works to broader audiences. The exhibition bolsters the Gallery’s commitment to working with artists and designers whose ideas and projects catalyze positive social change in the 21st Century,” Mitra said.

Images from Stamps Gallery installation, 2021

Dinkins is a transmedia artist who creates platforms for dialogue about race, gender, aging, and our future histories. Dinkins’ art practice employs immersive and interactive installations and community workshops to foster action towards making artificial intelligence systems more inclusive, accessible and transparent. 

Particularly driven to work with communities of color to co-create more equitable values grounded in social and technological ecosystems. Through the works in the exhibition, Dinkins exposes the hierarchies and biases that are embedded in technology, particularly as they pertain to race, class, gender, and one’s individual agency. The public is invited to participate in exploring how to create technology that is equitable and inclusive as it continues to be an integral part of our daily existence. The experience encourages audiences to question and contemplate their own relationship with technology, and how to build awareness through the experience. 

Images from Queens Museum opening, March 2022. Photos: Kuo-Heng Huang.

On Love & Data builds on Dinkins’ concept of Afro-now-ism, a manifesto Dinkins published in NOEMA magazine in the summer of 2020, following the death of George Floyd and the resurgence of protests against the murders of Black men and women at the hands of the police. Dinkins presents Afro-now-ism as an urgent and visionary mission to counter and rise above the injustices that disproportionality impact people of color, not only due to the failures of governmental or municipal structures, but also due to the pervasive impacts of AI and algorithmic systems that are embedded with the same biases. 

The Stamps Gallery is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2022 as an emerging presence in Ann Arbor and the national art gallery scene.