Shani Jamila is a visual artist whose work explores identity, genealogy and the idea of home. Her travels to nearly fifty countries deeply inform her painting, photography and collage practice. An Aspen Ideas Scholar, TED Resident, and Fulbright fellow, she exhibits and lectures internationally. Her work has been presented at the Manifesta European Contemporary Art Biennial, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Smack Mellon, Corridor Gallery and Ethelbert Cooper Gallery. She's spoken about the arts and society at institutions including Harvard, NYU, Odeon Firenze, the New York Times and the United Nations, in addition to hosting live discussions at the Brooklyn Museum, Aperture Foundation, Lincoln Center, and New York Live Arts. Her podcast, Lineage, features artist to artist dialogues about making home in NYC. Shani has been named a 2019 Artist in Residence at the Ace Hotel and MASS MoCA. Her portrait and quote are featured in “A Choice to Change the World,” a permanent exhibition at her alma mater Spelman College.