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Artist Profile: Darryl DeAngelo Terrell

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell ( @blkboyshine ) is a Detroit-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans photography, video, performance, and writing. They also work as a curator, DJ, organizer and educator. Terrell’s work prioritizes Black queer femme perspectives while imagining worlds that center Black liberation and affirm the identities of those who face increased marginalization, such as queer, non-binary, poor and disabled Black folks. They explore the nuances of Black subjectivity, sexuality, gender, Black family structures, concepts of storytelling and interrogate the displacement of Black and Brown people. In their more recent performance work, “Becoming Dion,” Terrell meditates on rituals of Black femme aesthetics and navigating the politics of desire. Terrell received their MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been awarded several residencies, including Black Rock in Senegal, Redbull House of Art, Kresge Arts in Detroit and Chicago Artist Coalition. They have also been a part of numerous exhibitions, including “Let them, Let us, Let me ROAM freely” at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT, “Homebody” at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfields Hills, MI, and “Historic Futures” at the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Forthcoming exhibitions will be at the Art Institute for Chicago and Dak’Art-La Biennale de Dakar. Terrell's website can be found at


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