Header Artist Alajia Mc Kizia stands in profile holding a microphone

Alajia McKizia

Sunday Soul

Alajia McKizia's 2022 Populus Fund project, Sunday Soul, is a five part event series, centering womyn identifying artists and connecting communities through culturally exceptional experiences.

About the Artist

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Alajia McKizia is an afro-indigenous multidisciplinary artist working in performance, herbalism, visual art, curation, and event organizing. McKizia was a 2020 Inside/Outside Fellow at the Union For Contemporary Art where she debuted her movement performance film honoring deceased black women in Omaha titled “Resonate.” She is the co-founder & current sole organizer of HIATUS Healing Collective, an herbal mutual aid collective providing free healing kits to the BIPOC community. Alajia has featured interactive community art projects to explore themes of Black liberation throughout Omaha, as well as participated in group exhibits at The Bemis for Contemporary Art, Kaneko, TugBoat Gallery, Amplify Arts, and more. Alajia is the festival organizer for a free Black Arts & Culture Festival, Juneteenth Joy Fest. She has also curated performance events at Fabric Lab, Outrspaces, empty lots, and other Omaha sites. (Banner photo credit: Erin Mitchell @Imagerybyerin.)

Website: Alajia.art

IG: @afra_m00n

Portrait of Alajia Mc Kizia in a garden her hands near her face sitting next to a sunflower