Kéla Briana Jackson

Kéla Briana Jackson

Art of the African Diaspora
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Kéla Briana Jackson is a PhD student studying art of the African Diaspora. Her research interests include the history of photography, curatorial methodology, memory and archives.

Kéla was a member of the inaugural cohort of Spelman College Curatorial Studies fellows. Additionally, she held a two-year fellowship at the High Museum of Art where she curated the Diasporic Connections gallery which debuted in the High’s large-scale reinstallation.
Following her fellowship, Kéla worked as the Museum Assistant for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the Graduate Assistant for the inaugural class of Art History and Curatorial Studies Early College Program at Spelman College.

She holds a B.A. in Art with a concentration in Art History and a minor in African Diaspora Studies from Spelman College, where she wrote an honors thesis, “Cartographies of Memory: The Domestic Interior in the work of Genevieve Gaignard and María Magdalena Campos-Pons,” which received the Intellectual Courage Award.

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