Zuri Washington (b. 1993) is an interdisciplinary artist in the process of searching for and repairing ancestral bonds broken by slavery. Zuri has been exhibited in museums/galleries across the Chicagoland area such as NIU Art Museum, Roman Susan, Roots and Culture, and is a part of both the Special Collections at the Art Institute and Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection. They received their MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently reside in Chicago.
As a Black American, Zuri’s work relies heavily on the intermingling of both appropriation and eradication of memory. Through the making of temporary and vulnerable spiritual structures, they explore an ancestral narrative lost to time, violence, and erasure.