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Dominique Duroseau


Dear Blackness, 

What does a liberated Black woman 
without means, limited opportunities 
and an empty bank account
look like?

                              Dom Duro (3:03 a.m)



Dear Blackness, 

They say: Diversity. 
Yea?!...
Sprinkle sprinkle sprinkle: 
Minorities now included 
(Limited Addition)

                              Dom Duro (3:35 a.m)



Dear Blackness, 

She was hurt.
Violated,
currently damaged but operating; 
relatively normal.
The ugly was: noir.
When did we forget How to love each other.

                              Dom Duro (2:15 a.m)



Dear Blackness, 

Today’s thoughts:
Intellectual Racism/
Contextual Racism/
Editorial Racism/
Curatorial Racism/
Branded Racism/
Marketing Racism////////
GLOBAL REFORM POSSIBLY IN PROGRESS
(slowly. slowly. stalled, slow)

                              Dom Duro (1:01 a.m)



Dear Blackness,

The history we don't know
the process of
transforming Black.
From Cane fields to Countryless
The stiffness of Colonized minds 
Like boiling rocks to be softened

                              Dom Duro (5:21 p.m)



Dear Blackness,

media excludes you 
til they need you: Do Not Disturb!

                              Dom Duro (5:16 p.m)



Dear Blackness,

And now a word from our “Gatekeepers” 
(perpetrators of status quo)
negro quota filled! 
Please do not contact us. Have a nice day

                              Dom Duro (4:01 p.m)



Dear Blackness,

Now on view
The curiosity cabinet of racism.
Truths suppressed + fragmented
while restructuring fractions of fragments.
News Update: Racism is fiction. Racism is “cured”

                              Dom Duro (9:13 p.m)

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Dominique Duroseau

Dominique Duroseau is a Newark-based artist born in Chicago, raised in Haiti. Duroseau's interdisciplinary practice explores themes of racism, socio-cultural issues, and existential dehumanization. Her exhibitions, performances, and screenings include: PULSE Play, The Kitchen, Sculpture Center, El Museo del Barrio, A.I.R. Gallery, BronxArtSpace, Rush Arts Gallery, Smack Mellon in New York City and The Newark Museum. She was a fellow at A.I.R. Gallery, and received artist residencies from Gallery Aferro, Index Art Center, Wassaic Project, Shine Portrait Studio, MASS MoCA, NARS Foundation and Artists Alliance Inc. Duroseau holds a Bachelor of Architecture, MA in Studio Arts and will be attending Yale this fall for her MFA.

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