Africanus Okokon (b. 1989) works with the moving image, performance, painting, assemblage, collage, sound and installation to explore the dialectics of forgetting and remembrance in relation to cultural, shared and personal mediated histories. The interdisciplinary practice deals with loss, the assumed truth of the recorded document, and the moral function of memory.


He received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2013 and an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Film/Animation/Video at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is based in New Haven, Connecticut.