Parlor Room Presents: Kelvin Haizel (On his work in Beautiful Diaspora, currently on view at the MOCP)

Wednesday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.

Online Lecture - Zoom link:

United States

Join us online on Wednesday, April 20th at 5:00 pm for the final visiting artist lecture of the 2022 series: Kelvin Haizel! This presentation will be followed by Q&A moderated by Parlor Room Graduate Student coordinators. The event will also be live captioned by CART. For additional accessibility requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit


Kelvin Haizel is a Ghanaian artist  committed to understanding Image via received notions of the expanded field of the photographical. His experiments in image extend beyond the visual to include sonic and haptic forms. He graduated with a BFA (Painting) degree from the college of Art and Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2010. He is currently in residency at the MARKK Museum developing work from their photographic archive towards the Hamburg Photography Triennial in 2022. A member of the blaxTARLINES KUMASI and Exit Frame Collectives, he contributes actively in critiquing what essentially defines cultural production in Ghanaian contemporary art. His work is currently on view in Beautiful Diaspora / You Are Not the Lesser Part , a group exhibition at the Columbia College's Museum of Contemporary Photography curated by Asha Iman Veal. Beautiful Diaspora advocates dialogue and solidarity across the spectrum of experiences of global artists of color and Black diasporic artists. The visual conversation among these fifteen artists defies the imposed political distances and legacies of colonialism that prefer they neither align nor meet. The show will be on view through June 26th, 2022.


Check out the MOCP for the exhibition essay about his work. For further reading on his practice, check out his interview with Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh