Shani Jamila is a Brooklyn based conceptual artist and writer whose work explores identity, ancestry and the importance of place. She utilizes her family’s genealogical records as a primary source, and her travels to nearly fifty countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean also deeply inform her practice. Jamila is a 2020-21 Artist Fellow in fine arts/ painting at The National Arts Club. She’s been awarded fellowships and residencies to support her work from MASS MoCA, TED, the Aspen Institute, Ace Hotel and the J. William Fulbright Foundation. Her podcast, Lineage, features artist to artist dialogues about the idea of home. Shani's portrait and quote are featured in “A Choice to Change the World,” a permanent installation at her alma mater Spelman College.