DESIREE VENN FREDERIC
WRITER, INSTALLATION ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR.
Sierra Leonean born Washingtonian Desirée Venn Frederic, is a writer, social entrepreneur, visual and installation artist inspired by transnational and cultural experiences. Through her work, the artist and thought leader explores socio-cultural matters, identity in common space and its impact and relationship on thought, expression and behaviour.
HONORARIUMS & TALKS
TED Talk / TEDx / University of Maryland / General Assembly / Smith School of Business / The National Endowment for the Arts / The National Maker Faire / Creative Times Summit / American University
Fashion Institute of Technology, BA / Columbia University, Corporate Finance Certificate / Northwestern University, MBA / The New School, Social Good Strategies / Industrial Areas Foundation, Community Organizer
COMMUNITY & OUTREACH
The Artist Union / Black Immigrant Network DC / Empower DC Board of Directors / Local Merchant Independent Retail Association
Elle / Huffington Post / Le Monde Francais / The Women’s March on Washington / Washington Post / Washington Life / Washingtonian / Yahoo.com
Combing Cotton Co. / Local Merchant / a gentrified dc. / with/out meaning
PAST PROJECTS Nomad Yard / FEW Foundation
INSTALLATION ART white%, Smithsonian June 2016 / l a n d t r u s t, January 2018
BRAND COLLABORATIONS + CAMPAIGNS Aesop / Amtrak / Anna Sui / Busboys & Poets / Caudalie / Glossier / Google / Human Rights Campaign / M Magazine / Macy’s / Maryam Nassir Zedah / Modcloth / The Line Hotel Thrive Magazine / Urban Outfitters / &OtherStories
internship & studio opportunities available
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©Desirée Venn Frederic 2017