Competition: US & Canada
Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work contributes to the imagining of the future of arts, science, and technology through the black womxn lens, challenging contemporary views of modern American life through whichever medium she feels is the best form of expression, creating an object, a sculpture, a billboard, performance, or film and thrives in collaboration. Her work has exhibited widely. Most recently; the Oakland Museum, Speed Museum, Artpace, Times Square Arts and UICA. Wormsley has designed several public art initiatives, presently commissioned for the new Internationals terminal at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Wormsley created a public program out of her work, There Are Black People In the Future, which gives mini-grants to open up discourse around displacement and gentrification and was awarded a fellowship with Monument Lab and the Goethe Institute. In 2020, Wormsley launched an art residency for Black creative mothers called Sibyls Shrine, supporting over 80 artist annually. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, an awardee of the Sundance Interdisciplinary grant and the Carol Brown Achievement among others. Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and currently is a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.