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The Rhizome Project

The Flux Factory Rhizome Project is a commitment to give intentional space to Black voices, and provide a platform for Black narratives by offering the support needed to help these narratives thrive and evolve. 

We aspire to be an arts community that centers BIPOC members through responsive listening and meeting people where they are, so we can learn and create knowledge together. We believe in relationships and building community.

Flux Factory Statement of Commitment

Flux Factory is made up of artists of varying experiences, ancestries and identities, yet we acknowledge that over Flux Factory’s 28 years, the organization has been majority white. 

In recognizing the systemic ways that anti-Black racism is built into our culture, Flux Factory is called to examine how we participate in institutional frameworks that exclude Black voices. To address this and create new more equitable structures, we are committing ongoing resources to a BIPOC led project dedicated to supporting emerging Black artists and aspiring artists from our surrounding community.

The Rhizome Project is an evolving entity. As it grows, we will add programs focused on professional development and other forms of support and expansion. We commit to listening to the leadership of Black artists and to creating systems that honors what is being asked of us, to nourishing our community with an ongoing commitment to support Black artists both economically and through action. Many roots support the plant.

If you would like to be involved with Flux Factory and Rhizome initiatives, and to find out about opportunities for Black artists, please email maya@fluxfactory.org


Rhizome Programs

A Divergent from the Magnetism of Whiteness: Dealing with the Hungry Ghost

Pop-Up Exhibition, April 29 – May 2, 2021
Curated by ARTSCHOOLSCAMMER & DaysOne

a conversation between black artists establishing self identity in the crux of the absolutisms associated with Blackness while defying the devices nature of the white gaze.

Participating Artists
ARTSCHOOLSCAMMER | Marq Bentley | Mikey Burns | INEZ THE Sun – Nija Inez |  Kesiena Onosigho | Wokie Masaquoi | Ajani Russell


Rhizome Voice: Speakers Series for Black History Month

A three part speaker series for Black History Month, curated by Queens based artist and activist Trasonia Abbott.

Rhizome Voice brought together activists, artists and performers to share work, life experience and discuss the state of Black Liberation.

February 12, 2021
A Movement Not a Moment: Black Liberation Movements Through Time with Nathylin Flowers Adesegun and Fayola Fair.

February 19, 2021
The State of Black Art in and out of The Institution with Jonell Joshua and Felicia Holman.

February 26, 2021
Celebration of Black Life Cypher, night of rejoicing in Black resilience and artistry with Trasonia Abbo


Transforming America In Real Time! Building Community Through A Pandemic

December 5 – 20, 2020
Photographs from the Queensbridge Community and Beyond

Curated by Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston, a Queens Native and lifelong Queensbridge representative.

Participating Photographers
Adrian L. Childress, Eric L. Cooper, HeroDiane Legerme, Tiffany Hines, Myles Minishotta (7yrs of age), Dannelly Rodriguez,

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