Maikoiyo Anabi Alley-Barnes

About Maikoiyo Anabi Alley-Barnes

Maikoiyo Anabi Alley-Barnes is a Seattle-based multimedia artist, curator, filmmaker, writer, and designer. He explores the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mundane and the mystical, offering meditative narratives that reflect a fascination with, admiration for, and immersion in the aesthetics, rituals, and continuum of practices that comprise the African Diaspora. Alley-Barnes has exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and internationally including with AIPAD, New York; Aichi Triennale, Toyohashi; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Natural History, New York; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Mercer Union, Toronto; and DePaul University, Chicago. Alley-Barnes co-founded and was the Creative Director of Pun(c)tuation Gallery, Seattle, from 2009–2012. In 2014, Alley-Barnes was the recipient of the Neddy Artist Award. He is a founding member of the Black Constellation collective.