Monique Muse Dodd (b.1994) is a D.C. and NY based new media artist and independent curator. Their 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 they contribute to this further commodification of these identities.
Using video, sound, and photography Muse refashions histories in ways that uplift or even shift reality. Drawing from personal history, actual and imagined, their work explores what it means to be black and free, and the expansive black radical imagination.
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. Using their work is a point of entry, Muse instigates community conversations about identity and trauma.