Alexandra Antoine is an interdisciplinary visual artist and cultural apprentice based in Chicago, IL. Her work acknowledges the influences of her Haitian culture and interest in portraiture, food, farming and physical labor in traditional artistic practices of the African diaspora. She honors the different forms and functions of her work in the process of her vision coming into fruition.
She received her BFA in Fine Arts and Arts Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Why are collards special?
Collards hold so much history and often reminds me of my travels throughout the African diaspora where I’ve found it eaten in so many ways and it’s always delicious! The colors and line patterns on collards remind me of navigational maps that tell the stories of all the different collard varieties .
What’s Your Favorite Way To Eat Collards?
In a Kenyan dish called Sukuma Wiki with a nice side of Ugali!