Destination: Local NYC Fellow
Dates: May 21 - June 4, 2021
Recommended by: Nicky Enright
Tasha Dougé is a Bronx-based, Haitian-infused artist, artivist and cultural vigilante. Her body of work activates conversations around women empowerment, health advocacy, sexual education, societal "norms," identity and Black community pride. Through conceptual art, teaching, and performance, Dougé devotedly strives to empower and to forge broad understanding of the contributions of Black people, declaring that her "voice is the first tool within my art arsenal."
She has been featured in The New York Times, Essence Magazine and Sugarcane Magazine. She has shown nationally at RISD Museum, The Apollo Theater and Rush Arts Gallery (Philadelphia). Internationally, Dougé has shown at the Hygiene Museum in Germany. She is alum of the Laundromat Project's Create Change Fellowship, Urban Bush Women's Summer Leadership Institute, The Studio Museum of Harlem's Museum Education Program, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute's Innovative Cultural Advocacy (ICA) Fellowship and their inaugural Digital Evolution Artist Retention (DEAR) program.
Fellowship Exit Interview, June 2021