Zoé Samudzi is a writer whose work has appeared in The New Inquiry, Verso, Daily Beast, Hyperallergic, ROAR Magazine, Teen Vogue, SFMoMA’s Open Space, Arts.Black, and other outlets. She is also a photographer and the archivist with MATATU Nomadic Cinema, and she is currently a fall columnist-in-residence with Open Space. She has as a column about photography and visuality in Wolfman Books' New Life Quarterly, and was the editor of The Black Aesthetic Season II. She was the artist-in-residence at the Ashara Ekundayo Gallery in Oakland, California and curated a group show, Elemental, for the culmination of her residency in December 2018. She was a member of the 2017/18 Public Imagination cohort of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellows Program. Along with William C. Anderson, she is the co-author of As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Our Liberation (AK Press).
Her work seeks to merge political theory, visual studies and photography, and critical approaches to science in service of a blended multidisciplinary means of articulating Blackness(es).