Devon Van Houten Maldonado

Devon Van Houten Maldonado is a writer and community-arts organizer based in Chicago, USA. He recently published the experimental, web-based novella Arco Iris (2020) and has written for Aesthetica, Animal, BBC, Chicago Magazine, Elephant, Even, Flash Art, Observer and Terremoto, among others. He is director of programmes at SkyART, a nonprofit art centre for youth in Chicago.

At Mariane Ibrahim, Chicago, the artist presents nine, large-scale portraits of Black figures that recall Gustav Klimt’s symbolist paintings