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About Jaz

Jaz is a writer and multidisciplinary (but mainly visual) artist, exploring history and social space. She loves sustainable creative expression, Afrofuturism, and storytelling. For her, it's all about sense- and memory-making.

Education

 

Stockland Green Academy (2009 - 2014)

Birmingham Metropolitan (2014 - 2016)

Birmingham City University (2016 - 2019)

Birmingham School of Art (2019 - 2020)

INFLUENCES

Phoebe Boswell | Lina Iris Viktor |  Steve McQueen | bell hooks | Erwan Bacha | Pierre Santos | Eddie Chambers | Barry Jenkins | Ibrahem Hasan | Selina Sagnia | Mati Diop | Kamil Mahmood | Hayv Kahraman | Faith Natocho | Denisse Perez | Octavia Butler | Che Lingo | Mike Jones  

Naled Modupi | George Clinton | Anna Wise | Vanley Burke

 

Awards & Recognition

2015

UpRising | Modest Leader Award

2016

Heritage Lottery Fund | Routes 2 Roots Outstanding Award: Young Co-Creator

High Sheriff Awards (West Midlands) | 'Young Person who has contributed to our Region's Cultural and Creative Heritage'

2020

WLAA | Innovation Community Award

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