Tanika Williams

Red Burns Fellow

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Tanika I. Williams (b. St. Andrew, Jamaica; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is an award winning filmmaker and performance artist investigating immigration and the production and preservation of ancestral wisdoms of ecology, spirituality and liberation. 

Williams holds a BA from Eugene Lang College, New School and MDiv from Union Theological Seminary. Her films have been screened at local and international film festivals as well as broadcast on American television. Williams has been awarded residencies at New York Foundation for the Arts, Hi-ARTS, Cow House Studios, MORE Art, En Foco and BRIC. Additionally, she has been featured on 99.5 WBAI; and in Art in Odd Places; Creative Time; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Civic Art Lab, GreenspaceNYC; Let Us Eat Local, Just Food; and Performa.