Printed Matter Artist-in-Residence: Tinofadzwa Chiome
Eyelevel is thrilled to welcome Tinofadzwa Chiome as this year's Printed Matter Artist-in-Residence! Tino will be working at Eyelevel throughout the month of May to create their first chapbook of poetry and develop workshops with various local communities.
Tino Chiome, aka DJ Fadzwa, is a Zimbabwe born, queer trans refugee living on Turtle Island. (Halifax, Canada) Tino completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering in 2013 and has been in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) since 2006 and loves to call Halifax their home away from home. Tino contributes a great deal to various communities in K’jipuktuk, from donating musical (DJ) and technical skills to important fundraising & awareness events, and working with kids through the YMCA. Through this residency Tino will be exploring what it means to be black and other intersecting identities, grief and love through poetry and workshops that will help facilitate dialogue between the various local communities including but not limited to the African Nova Scotian community, Indigenous peoples and the immigrant population.