Visiting Artist and Activist Pamela Sneed

Date: 04.18.2019 - 04.18.2019

Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Location: New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Hall Auditorium, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Student Leadership Committee is pleased to present Pamela Sneed as part of their series, “Something About Being Loud and Gay.” Sneed will give a spoken word performance, talk about her process and herself then open the floor for a Q&A at NHIA’s French Hall, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH on April 18, 6:30pm. This event is free, open to the public. Please note this event may not be appropriate for children.


About Pamela Sneed

Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer, performer and visual artist. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, KONG and Other Works and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out, Bomb, VIBE, and on the cover of New York Magazine. She has appeared in Art Forum, The Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic.

In 2017, she was a Visiting Critic at Yale and Columbia University. She is a Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She is online faculty at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute MFA program teaching Human Rights and Writing Art. She has also been a Visiting Artist at SAIC in the MFA summer low-res program for four consecutive years.

She has performed at the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Poetry Project, NYU and Pratt Universities, Smack Mellon Gallery, MCA, The High Line, Performa, Danspace, The Bessies, Performance Space, Joes Pub, The Public Theater, SMFA at Tufts, BRIC and was an artist-in-residence at Pratt University, Denniston Hill and Poet-Linc, Lincoln Center Education. She directed a final showcase at Lincoln Center Atrium. In November 2018, She delivered the closing keynote for Artist, Designers, Citizens Conference/a North American component of the Venice Biennale at SAIC. She has toured internationally.

Her collage work appeared in Avram Finklestein's FOUND at The Leslie Lohman Museum in 2017. She has created cover collage work for Sinister Wisdom, (2018) Legacies of Resistance, “Dump Trump.” She has received a Monica Hand, July 2018 scholarship for the Fine Arts Workshop in Provincetown. Her visual work was also featured in a two person show in HBO’s The Studio in Provincetown Mass, in July 2018. Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, “The 100 Best African American Poems.”

Her short story book Sweet Dreams was published by Belladonna in April 2018. In 2018, she was nominated for two Push Cart Prizes in Poetry. In 2019, she has forthcoming work in The Washington Square Review and The Brooklyn Rail and performances at The New Museum, Performance Space and The Poetry Project with panels at CAA, and Poets House in New York.