Duane Deterville

Duane Deterville is a visual artist, writer, and scholar of visual culture. His area of expertise is African and Afri-diasporic visual culture. As the co-founder of Sankofa Cultural Institute, he was the creative director of three symposiums on jazz history and has lectured widely on the topic of jazz and visual culture at galleries, museums, universities, and colleges. Deterville was an invited speaker at SFMOMA’s 75th anniversary event “75 Reasons to Live” and is an alumni columnist for the museum’s Open Space blog. He is the co-author of Black Artists in Oakland, a visual history published by Arcadia Publishing. Most recently he co-founded the Oakland Maroons Art Collective and is currently one of several cultural theorists working in the Future of Soul Think Tank at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He holds a master’s degree in visual and critical studies from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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