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Rianna Jade Parker

Rianna Jade Parker is a writer, critic and researcher based in London, UK. She is a founding member of interdisciplinary collective Thick/er Black Lines and is a contributing editor of frieze.

For her first UK exhibition at London’s Barbican, the artist builds a narrative of two lovers caught up in a matriarchal society

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 08 SEP 20

A rarely seen documentary shows the UK's Black communities in the wake of two tragic incidences of police brutality towards unarmed Black mothers in 1985

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 16 JUN 20

As the artist’s inaugural show at Paula Cooper Gallery opens in New York, Rianna Jade Parker guides us through her filmmaking trajectory

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 18 FEB 20

The lauded photographer of Black American life discusses community, cooking and Aretha Franklin with Rianna Jade Parker

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 25 OCT 19

The artist looks to the life of Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, to foster a kind of kinship you can literally hold

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 23 OCT 19

A guide to the best shows around town

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 01 OCT 19

The movement that is traditionally understood as white and privileged was more racially mixed than is commonly accepted

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 25 SEP 19

The Haitian-born artist discusses the climate crisis, losing his memory and belonging to a country of ruptures and profound dreaming

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 03 SEP 19

A force in the late ’80s and ’90s, the photographer and critic receives her first solo show in over 22 years at Autograph, London

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 19 AUG 19

After gaining UNESCO protected status, acknowledgement of the influential music genre is long overdue 

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 05 JUN 19

From the High Line Plinth to the Whitney Biennial and the Guggenheim, the artist’s sculptures celebrate the architecture of the Black female body

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 04 JUN 19

A 1979 televisual essay by the cultural theorist offers insight into black politics and representational struggle in the British media

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 07 FEB 19

At Autograph, London, Boswell’s first institutional exhibition reveals what it truly means to recover from trauma

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 04 FEB 19
Fan Letter

Who’s Afraid of Barney Newman (1968) invokes a multiplicity of diasporic readings’

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 29 JAN 19

An exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives, London, underlines the lasting importance of the self-taught photographer's work

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 22 OCT 18