Dalaeja Foreman is a community organizer, curator, first-generation Caribbean-American, and Brooklyn native. As a hood-intellectual, her work focuses on political education, social justice, community preservation, and empowerment. Pedagogy, identity, and representation are central to Dalaeja’s curatorial practice; with the goal of combating internalized misconceptions of oppressed people and legitimatizing resistance through direct action and cultural esteem. She is one of three founders of the Black aesthetic collective, Black Folk NY. She graduated from the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY in 2014. She is a recent graduate of the MA Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa at SOAS, University of London.
Black Folk is an aesthetic collective that is dedicated to uplifting, promoting, and protecting the individuality of the Black diaspora in culture through original collaborative projects.