DJ Lynnee Denise Returns From Europe to a US Base in Los Angeles
DJ Lynnée Denise returned to the United States after completing a two-month European Artist in Residency with CBK Gallery (BijlmAIR) in the Netherlands. She remained an additional two-months in Europe conducting preliminary research in Berlin and London for The Global 80s Project.
DJ lynnée denise landed in New York City where she was embraced by a crowd of hundreds as a featured performing artist for The Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays series. The theme, “International LGBTQ Pride,” was perfectly aligned with her work on house music in Post Apartheid South Africa and her ongoing global independent scholarship. Other artists included Zanele Muholi whose exhibition Isibonelo/Evidence “meshes her work in photography, video, and installation with human rights activism to create visibility for the black lesbian and transgender communities of South Africa.” Brooklyn Boihood hosted a community forum on masculinity and readings from their upcoming anthology, Outside the XY. Political activists/performing artists Dark Matter were there as well.
Following Brooklyn, Lynnée Denise travelled to the historically Black Annapolis, Maryland to provide music for the wedding celebrating Tonia Poteat and National Book Award recipient Nikky Finney. The wedding took place at the Benjamin Banneker Museum.
From Maryland Lynnée Denise landed in Los Angeles, where she will now be based. She is happy to announce her appointment as an adjunct faculty position Cal State University Los Angeles’ Pan African Studies Department. She began teaching the summer course “Literary explorations in Racism and Justice” in June and will teach full time in the fall. While based in California, she will continue work as a DJ, panelist, and event curator around the country and internationally.