Pur·suit represents a missing data set. Artist and researcher Mimi Onuoha describes our living through a time of “unprecedented data collection,” and yet even with the over-collection of data there continue to be gaps of information—what she calls “blank spots in the data ecosystem...spaces that are curiously devoid of data.” Pur·suit is in the interest of queer and trans people, of people of color, and of groups that continue to be marginalized. In its physical form, it’s a 54-card deck with portraits of queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people. It helps complete an image of the world that we live in.

How to View

During the day, the installment can be viewed on monitors inside the ICP Museum and during evening hours, images are literally “projected” onto the windows of the ICP Museum; they can be viewed from the sidewalk outside the Museum and are most visible after sunset. Learn more about Projected.

About the Artist

Naima Green is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator currently living in Mexico City. She holds an MFA in Photography from ICP-Bard, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. Green presented two solo exhibitions in 2018—All the black language and A Collective Utterance. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at MASS MoCA (2018), the International Center of Photography (2018), the Houston Center for Photography (2017), the Bronx Museum (2017), BRIC (2015 * 2016), Arsenal Gallery (2018 & 2015), and Macy Gallery (2013 and 2014). Green has been an artist-in-residence at the Bronx Museum (2016), Vermont Studio Center (2015), and recipient of the Myers Art Prize at Columbia University (2013).

Her artist books are collected by MoMA Library and the International Center of Photography Library. Green’s work has been published in Arts.Black, California Sunday, Cultured, The Fader, The Nation, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Spot Magazine, and SPOOK, among others.


Image: © Naima Green