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DIRECTOR  | VISUAL ARTIST

Press
2020 Boilerroom 4:3
2019 Funambulist 
2019 NATAAL 
2019 Design Indaba Global Graduates
2019 Nowness

Exhibits
2020 MU Worlding Worlds Exhibition
2019 Afrika Museum Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen
2019 Australian Centre for Moving Image ACMI 
2019 Strelka Institute of Architecture, Media and Design 

2019 NeueHouse Gallery space NY Fashion Week

2019 Africa in Motion Film Festival


Awards + Honors

2020 ONX Fellowship

2020 Shots Nominee ‘New Director of the Year’
2020 Sundance New Frontier Story Lab Fellow




As a filmmaker, visual artist Kordae Jatafa Henry’s work is a form of storytelling that is a revival of 21st-century counter-cultures and human experiences.

Kordae is interested in expanding our understanding of futures by taking fragments of these worlds and examining the variety of human interactions. Through a collaborative process, his projects are able to amalgamate those fragments into new narratives and myths.

His most recent work explores the ontological themes of raw materials, mysticism, landscapes, movement performance, race, gender and emergent technologies through the power of ceremony and ritual. As a non-binary approach, Kordae’s work reconstructs past, present, and future narratives driven by pop-culture, and Black speculative fiction.

Through live-action music films, installations, dance, game engine environments, and mythology, Kordae’s work invites new ways of seeing humans, folklore, mysticism, pop-culture, post-genre music, labor, and creation stories as tools to explore the radical imagination.


SCI-Arc Master of Arts,  (MA) - 2018

University of Pennsylvania Dual Master of Architecture/ Master of Landscape Architecture, (MA/LA) - 2015

Morgan State University, Bachelor of Science  in Architecture & Environmental design, (BS)  - 2011



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