Khaleb Brooks

Khaleb Brooks is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and writer exploring blackness, transness and collective memory. Meshing the black queer figure with surreal environments in paintings, using printmaking to question the politics of desire and entering transcendental states in performance, they force their audience to confront the literal and social death of black people globally. 

Originally from Chicago, Brooks is inspired by the perseverance of black families in overcoming poverty, addiction, abuse and gang violence, as well as their own experiences of being transgender.

Brooks is part of the program "Consent of The Governed: Gender, Constitution & Kink", curated by Party Office & After Party Collective.