Damien Ajavon (b.1990, pronouns: they/them) is a queer textile artist, born in France, of Senegalese and Togolese origin currently based in Based in Oslo. Ajavon grounds his practice by positioning themselves in the world through their heritage, with work that explores the different methods in which textiles fibers can be manipulated by hand: knitted, knotted, braided, tangled, and woven. The interaction between visual and tactile experiences has always played an important role in their process; Ajavon uses his African and western influences as a vehicle for his textile storytelling and as visual markers of their creative approaches. It is through textile languages rather than oral ones that Ajavon has been unearthing and weaving connections with their ancestry. In doing so, Ajavon puts into practice their African cultures and conjures artistic gestures in honor of intergenerational and transatlantic learning to take space.
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