Genevieve Gaignard is a mixed race artist who uses her craft to navigate what it means to be black in America. And also, white.
While she might be both, she sometimes feels like she is not enough of either. Her installations and portraits explore what it means to be biracial in America by playing up stereotypes and aspects of generalizations. Constantly aware of the complexity of race, her most recent solo show, “The Powder Room,” features white-seeming characters juxtaposed with classically black signifiers.
VICE News caught up with Genevieve Gaignard before the show.
This segment originally aired April 13, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.