Episode 4: Ramekon O’Arwisters

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Episode 4: Ramekon O’Arwisters

By Weston Teruya March 3, 2017

Weston Teruya welcomes artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers of color to get real about their lives, practices, and careers. Each episode is an in-depth look into how art gets made, but more importantly how these folks are seeing to the system of art’s (UN)making.


In this episode, we talk with artist and curator Ramekon O’Arwisters about creating accessible spaces for art through Crochet Jam and as a former SFO Museum curator, shards as metaphor, familial textile traditions, and “wrapping the world in...a loving act.” You can follow his work at ramekon.com and @ramekon on Instagram and Twitter.

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Ramekon O’Arwisters is an artist and curator based in San Francisco. Since 2012, he has facilitated Crochet Jam, a social project rooted in the African American tradition of weaving, as a continuing participatory artmaking project. Ramekon is a recent Recology San Francisco artist-in-resident and has work on view through March 25th in the Print Public artist-in-residence exhibition at Kala Art Institute. He is the recipient of a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, an Artadia award, and two San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commissions. Ramekon is also a recently retired Curator of Photography and Video Art at the SFO Museum.

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