Ayasha Guerin is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar based between Brooklyn and Berlin. She is currently a PhD candidate in NYU's American Studies department, where she is writing the dissertation, Making Zone A: Race and Resilience on New York’s most Vulnerable Shores.
The modes and methods of Ayasha’s various workspaces inform one another: archival materials play important roles in her creative practice, and her pedagogy centers creative exploration. As the daughter of two islanders, the colonial histories of island cultures and their diasporas developed as an early personal and professional interest.
Currently she is doing research at the May Ayim and Audre Lorde archives at the Freie Universität in Berlin, and leading workshops to familiarize participants with this important record of trans-national, Black feminist thought. These archives are inspiring and informing the work Ayasha does on paper, in the classroom, and in her communities.