Debuting at Frieze Art Fair in Los Angeles, CA, (Don’t) Use Me is a bold declaration about the inequity in pay for Black women. I chat with the mastermind behind it all—Autumn Breon. We explore the interplay between art and advocacy, reclaiming the time of Black Women who have been under-compensated, and she also shares her first NFT project dropping March 8th, during International Women’s Day.
Her work reimagines global narratives through art and creativity. As a former engineer, she studied Aeronautics & Astronautics and researched aeronautical astrobiology applications for NASA. Autumn went on to advocate for global access to affordable education in South Central Los Angeles, India, and South Africa. During her frequent travels to the African continent, Autumn examined contemporary African art throughout the Diaspora and its impact.
Based in Los Angeles, she founded Autumn Breon Projects. She curates art and produces art programming to communicate ideas related to liberation, the politics of identity, and Diasporic memory. She has collaborated with art institutions and brands including LACMA, PacSun, and Amazon Studios. Her work has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institution, Aspen Institute, TED, the Obama Foundation, and LA Magazine.