April Bey

  • April Bey
© April Bey
Fine artist, Curator
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Arts and crafts

April began her work as an artist living and growing up in the Caribbean (Nassau, Bahamas). Her work often incorporates aspects of control and lack of control based on her life experiences and obsessive tendencies in the studio.

Bey's current work investigates what she deems as "The Millennial Natural Hair Movement"; an introspective and social critique of African American women, their hair and how they use social media to explore and embrace their own "blackness". Racial ambiguity, self identity issues and non-traditional racism are also themes seen in her current body of work. 

She received her BFA in 2009 from Ball State University in Muncie Indiana studying closely with award winning professor and artist. She is currently an MFA candidate at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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