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Mario Lemafa

Auburn, US

"teu le vā"  

"nurture the space"

mario lemafa (b. 1990) is an artist, poet and organizer currently working in Seattle and living in South King County/Muckleshoot territory. Pan-indigenous-'diaspora' dialectics, collectivist-individual relationships, poetics, archiving, 'queerness', and recognition guide their thought process and output. lemafa's recent solo and group exhibitions include cogean?, 2019 Honolulu Biennial, 'gravity jokes' at The Hedreen, and yəhaw̓'s inaugural exhibition. lemafa recently served as co-curator for festival festival 2018 and guest editor of La Norda Specialo issue 15 'Restorative and Healing Tactics'