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exhibition installation image of three paintings by devona roy

Black & Boujee
Past Exhibition

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the intersection of black culture and luxury. It is a powerful and captivating combination that challenges traditional stereotypes and celebrates the richness and diversity of black experiences. This exhibit seeks to redefine the concept of luxury by highlighting the elegance, opulence, and sophistication inherent in black culture. It aims to challenge the prevailing Eurocentric notions of luxury and showcase how black artists, designers, and creators have reimagined what it means to live luxuriously. By incorporating elements of Afrocentric aesthetics, fashion, music, and lifestyle, this event encourages viewers to expand their perception of luxury.

This exhibit will also serve as a platform to celebrate the achievements and contributions of black artists, designers, and creators. It showcases their talent, innovation, and unique perspective on luxury, emphasizing the importance of representation and creating space for diverse voices. Patrons can experience the beauty and creativity of black culture firsthand, appreciating the immense talent within the community.

BIMA will exhibit a diverse range of artistic expressions that explore the intersection of black culture and luxury. Visual artists showcase their work, using various mediums like painting, sculpture, and mixed media to convey the connection between black culture and the luxurious aesthetic. Through their art, they address themes of identity, heritage, and the complexity of navigating luxury in a society shaped by racial inequalities.


Jan 13 – Feb 20, 2024


MESA & Lovelace Galleries


Black & Boujee Panel Discussion