Born in Haiti in 1992, he lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. He earned his MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Iowa City, IA, USA. He was a 2017-2019 joint Public Programs Fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMA, New York.
He is the author of three books, Blackspace (Black Ocean, 2019), Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017) and Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016). His writings have been published by Hyperallergic, PBS NewsHour, the Academy of American Poets, and Poetry Society of America. He is the founder and curator for the Center for Afrofuturist Studies. His video and performance work has been exhibited at Flux Factory, Daata Editions, Mathew Gallery, NeueHouse and the Paseo Project, in the USA, among others. He is currently preparing his exhibition The Condition of Being Addressable at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA, USA, which will be showcased in 2020.
Anaïs Duplan’s work includes poetry, art criticism, video, performance, and arts administration. He is interested in the legacy of works by black artists created in new, digital, and other time-based media.
2019 Joyous Dystopia, Daata Editions x The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL, USA
2019 Radical Reading Room, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
2017 The Only Thing That’s New Is Us, Mathew Gallery, New York
2017 Give Up the Ghost, 13th Baltic Triennial, Vilnius
2016 #WanderingWILDING: Movement as Movement, Daata Editions, USA