Curative Collective Conversation: Tsedaye Makonnen

A medium-dark skinned adult woman sits at the end of a table, as if sitting across from the viewer. She has shoulder-length, dreadlocked hair, and wears glasses and a black tank top with a gold necklace. The table is set with colorful foods like avocados and bruschetta.
Join us online for an exclusive interview with “Reclamation” artist Tsedaye Makonnen.

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Monday, Apr 26, 2021
12 to 1 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Livestreaming on NMWA’s Facebook page and at

Event Location


Event Description

Curative Collective Conversation: Tsedaye Makonnen

In this series, join us for in-depth interviews with the Curative Collective, a group of Women, Arts, and Social Change partners working at the intersection of food, art, and social change. From advocacy and social justice to healing and restorative self-care, this diverse collective serves communities throughout the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. The Curative Collective is also working on NMWA’s exhibition, RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals to make sure that the exhibition incorporates local communities and their perspectives.

This week, we are joined by Tsedaye Makonnen, an interdisciplinary artist whose studio, curatorial and research-based practice threads together her identity as a daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, a Black American woman, a doula, and a mother. Makonnen invests in the trans-historical forced migration of Black communities across the globe and Black womxnhood. She’ll share more about her process in creating her work for RECLAMATION, her top #5WomenArtists that inspire her, and what she is working on now. This event will be livestreamed on NMWA’s Facebook page and at

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public programs initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change.


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