Photographer: Royal Alley-Barnes

Photographer: Royal Alley-Barnes

Negarra A. kUDUMU
Founder & DIRECTOR

Negarra A. Kudumu is a independent scholar and curator with a focus on contemporary art from Africa, South Asia, and their respective diasporas. She holds the title of Yayi Nkisi Malongo (priestess) in the Brama Con Brama lineage of Palo Mayombe, is a non-initiated lay practitioner in the Lukumi Pimienta lineage, and an Espiritista. Negarra is also a level II Reiki practitioner and herbalist.

Photographer: Kim Kimberlin

Photographer: Kim Kimberlin

jORDAN compton
Communications manager

Jordan Compton is an art and multimedia professional with a passion for activating spaces and engaging communities. Her introduction to the arts came in the form of ballet studies where she learned the values that inform her work to this day: commitment, creativity, and collaboration. She enjoys all forms of storytelling whether visual, literary, or performance-based.


Negarra A. Kudumu | Art + Healing is supported by an advisory group with over 40 years of combined academic, aesthetic, artistic, business, spiritual, and organizational acumen. They are: Royal Alley-Barnes, MAT; Sabrina Davis-Parham; Michelle Dunn Marsh; Luis Marín; and Teisha Shaw.