Monique Muse Dodd (b.1994) is a D.C. based new media artist and independent curator. Her work explores what it means to be black and free, and how blackness exists in the near future. Obsessed with how America consumes black and queer culture Muse interrogates how she contributes to this further commodification of these identities.
Muse holds a BA in Film Production from Howard University. She is the 2019 DCAC curatorial fellow, and a YAH Space artist in residence, as well as a 2019 ARoS Public Museum selected artist in residence.
A former Artist-in-Residence at the Flux Factory. She was also selected as a 2018 artist-in-residence at the ARoS Public Museum in Denmark. Muse has exhibited work at Lincoln Center, the Prince George’s African American Museum, DC Arts Center, The Flux Factory, Local Project and Mabou Mines Theater. Through her work, Muse hopes to create space for black bodies to be free, even if only for a frame.