a young BIPOC womxn with breads gazes directly at the viewer

Za’Nia Coleman

2022 Early-Career Research and Development Grantee | $2,500

Exploring Reclaiming “The Outside” with Projection Mapping

This project explores how to reclaim the outside spaces both figuratively and literally that Black Femmes are subjected to by using projection mapping to visualize or give imagery to our worlds. The goal is to experiment with how to visualize the intersections of the archive, Black Folklore, and Black Science Fiction.

Za’Nia Coleman is an interdisciplinary artist and Co-Organizer of the Tangible collective. Her primary medium is film focusing on documentary, oral history, and digital projections. She has been holding spaces and creating experiences that center black thought and expression in the Twin Cities for over four years. Along with her cultural work she works with textiles in theatre and teaches community sewing classes. The root of her work is archiving traditional and historical practices around love, pleasure, cultural expression, and community building.
Za’Nia Coleman was an independent panelist for the Forecast 2021 mid-career grants.

Forecast has been offering early-career artist grants supported by Jerome Foundation since 1989. In addition to funding, Forecast is dedicated to providing professional development and learning opportunities designed to assist emerging artists as they experiment/ hone their practices, and cultivate careers in the field. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.