Shydeia Caldwell

Founder & Exec Dir
Black Girl Magik

Shydeia Caldwell is a visual and performance artist who creates work through curatorial, film, and performance. Propelled by a need to develop experiences for women of the African diaspora, Shydeia created Black Girl Magik (2015-present) a collective creating the physical and digital spaces lacking within her community. As a community leader, she has partnered with institutions and digital media companies to create programming and online content centered on elevating the black community. Moreover, her education in African American studies has allowed her to understand the significance of fostering these experiences.

Today, the artist is taking a more personal approach to this need: exploring her Cuban, Native American, and African roots; her polyglot heritage profoundly influences Caldwell’s artistic practice. Through her work, the artist explores themes of history, spirituality, color theory, identity-its-impact and relationship to thought, expression, and behavior. Shydeia lives and works in New York City.

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