Daveed Baptiste

Daveed Baptiste is a multidisciplinary maker working in fashion design, photography, and textiles. His migration from Haiti to America inspires all of his work. As an immigrant and queer person, his work examines the multidimensional identities of the Caribbean diaspora living in the United States. Through collaborative projects and various mediums, his work aims to decolonize notions of race, gender, and class within the Haitian community and greater Caribbean diaspora. He is a recent Parsons graduate with a BFA in Fashion Design. His photographs have been published in The New Yorker and VOGUE, and he has exhibited at Red Hook Labs and Aperture.

Daveed’s Lakou NOU project, Between Lands (East Flatbush) centers Haitian-American youths’ migration stories. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were no graduation ceremonies in 2020. Daveed partnered with The Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project and Rogers Tilden Veronica Garden to create graduation portraits of newly arrived Haitian youth. Daveed collaborated with each senior to create a backdrop that represents their personality and aspirations. His textile collages delve further into each individual’s dreams and imaginations in America.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Daveed Baptiste

Lakou NOU 2021

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Fulton Ferry Landing
 archive : 2021

Lakou NOU features collaborative community-based art projects that explore what it means to be Haitian American—to belong to two cultures, two worlds—and to be Black in America while also staying true to your heritage.

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Haiti to Hood

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

By constructing sets of intimate living spaces, and positioning both Black and Haitian Americans in these re-imagined realities, Haiti To Hood examines the social dynamics within Haitian-American identity.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Daveed Baptiste

Sep 252020

INSPIRED LIVE at Photoville

INSPIRED LIVE provides a platform for a unique group of cross-disciplined artists and industry professionals to reveal their sources of inspiration. In these fast-paced, 6-minute presentations, speakers select 15 images which stay on screen for 20 seconds each.

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