Damali Ayo

Damali Ayo's award-winning work has been shown at galleries across the world. She speaks to colleges, high schools, non-profits and communities in the U.S. and Canada about race, art, and eco-living. Damali and her work have been featured in over 100 publications worldwide including Harper's, the Village Voice, Salon, and CSPAN2's Book TV. Damali's book, How to Rent a Negro was granted a 2005 Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Her radio work Living Flag: Panhandling for Reparations won a Silver Reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.


The Paint Mixers

Wired with a low-fi tape recorder, performance artist Damali Ayo visited hardware stores and asked employees to mix paint to match different parts of her body.

This hour: a woman investigates a secluded religious community, another secretly tapes her interactions with paint store owners, and yet another peels back the layers of "geek speak."



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