2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is partnering again with Charlotte Street Foundation to host the Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award exhibition, featuring recent works by Kansas City-based artists Boi Boy, Megan Pobywajlo, and Fatimah Tuggar.
Boi Boy is a Kansas City Native who got their start in the KC art community while working with M.Y.A.R.T.S. (Metropolitan Youth Art and Technology for Students). After they graduated from the KCAI Fiber Program in 2016, Boi Boy was a Charlotte Street Foundation studio resident, and in 2017, received a Rocket Grants grant and Meow Wolf DIY Found in collaboration with Bo Hubbard to open Alter: Art Space. Boi Boy is also the recipient of a Gift of Faith Award and is currently a studio resident at The Drugstore.
Megan Pobywajlo is a photographer from San Diego, California. Megan works with pictures, zines, books, writing, performance, the internet, collaboration, and education to grow the democratic potential of photography. Since 2013, Megan has created local and traveling exhibitions, public events, and publication projects centered on photography with Archive Collective, a Kansas City-based group that provides opportunities for engagement with photography.
Fatimah Tuggar is a Nigerian-born, Kanas City-based multidisciplinary artist who uses technology as medium and subject in her work to serve as metaphors for power dynamics. She combines objects, images, and sounds from diverse cultures, geographies, and histories to comment on how media and technology broadly impacts local and global realities. Tuggar’s work has been widely exhibited at international venues, in over twenty-five countries and has been the subject of various panels and articles.