Kaya Joan is a multi-disciplinary Afro-Indigenous artist living in T’karonto, Dish with One Spoon treaty territory. Kaya’s work focuses on healing, transcending linear notions of time, blood memory and aesthetics rooted in imagery from the lands of their ancestors (Turtle Island and the Caribbean). Black and Indigenous futurity are also centred in Kaya’s practice, framing methods of making as ancestral tools to unpack and transform buried truths, opening portals 7 generations into the past and future.
Kaya has been working in community arts for 5 years as a facilitator and artist. They are a core member of Weave and Mend, an Indigenous femme/non binary collective.