Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Multidisciplinary Artist, United States

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste (b. 1984, Baton Rouge, LA) is a New York-based artist, composer, and performer considering notions of errant relations, which thrive across subjectivities. Toussaint-Baptiste was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room, New York, and received a Bessie Award in 2018 for “Outstanding Music Composition and Sound Design”. His recent exhibitions include: Inna, Martos Gallery, New York, NY (2020), Pendulum Music: An Arrangement for Four Performers and Geodesic Dome, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2018); Evil Nigger: A Five Part Performance for Julius Eastman, The Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY (2018); Who Needs To Think When Your Feet Just Go, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2016).

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There, Eyes Were Watching

There, Eyes Were Watching is a series of installations, writings, and performances, which center around the anti-sonic and anti-relational potential of concrete, while continuing a sustained inquiry into “not knowing” as a Black, psychologically liberational praxis. The series enacts a refusal of monumentality and memorial while considering personal family history and haunting relationship to American Confederate monumentality as an invitation to embrace gaps in history, which might signify, not ”the end of history,” but it’s continual unfurling and collapsing upon itself and the present.