Ama Josephine B. Johnstone
Keith Haring Fellow 2020-21
Ama Josephine B. Johnstone is a speculative writer, artist, curator and pleasure activist whose work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyze human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities. Ama is a PhD candidate in Psychosocial Studies with Dr Gail Lewis at Birkbeck Universtiry of London. Her research takes a queer, decolonial approach to challenging climate colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on inherently environmentalist pleasure practices in Ghana and across the Black universe. Ama is a member of Queer Ecologies 2020, runs the Apocalypse Reading Room project and is Lead Artist on the MycoLective project with Chisenhale Studios and Feral Practice.