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K. Funmilayo Aileru, also known as wacklikethat, is an emerging, interdisciplinary artist, designer, and performer. Ze employs a variety of mediums including digital media, sculpture, and installation to access themes such as [ancestral]memory, trauma, and Otherness. An Afrofuturist, much of hir work ruminates on… Read More
K. Funmilayo Aileru, also known as wacklikethat, is an emerging, interdisciplinary artist, designer, and performer. Ze employs a variety of mediums including digital media, sculpture, and installation to access themes such as [ancestral]memory, trauma, and Otherness. An Afrofuturist, much of hir work ruminates on the historical and present relationship(s) between technology and marked bodies in the West. wacklikethat’s work often calls on the aesthetics of popular SciFi through materials such as Plexiglas, metallic materials, and circuitry. wacklikethat attempts to shift cultural paradigms of power via collective imagination and future-world building.

Aileru received hir MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. In 2014, ze received hir BA in Media Culture Studies and Media Arts from Hampshire College. Aileru was born and raised in South Providence, RI where ze currently lives and works as a freelance and teaching artist. Read Less
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