Iman Person’s current body of research explores the depths of Black and Indigenous technologies as they exist through ritual, symbiotic relationships with the land, language, and cosmic time. Person engages with Africana cosmologies and personal experience to create speculative imaginings that form new concepts of Black futurity and sovereignty. Viewing the Black body as inherently rooted within the elements – air in her most recent body of work serves as a point of conjuncture for examining our collective past, migration, and diasporic memory. Her studio practice incorporates video, real-time data, plant hormones, experimental sound, and sensory ethnography as the foundations for her research and her approach to storytelling.
Iman received her master's degree from UCLA in the Design| Media Arts program in 2022. In 2020, she received the 2020 STRP ACT Award for her project New Air. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Europe, including The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Ars Electronica, the Ionion Center for Art in Kefalonia, Greece, and SoMA Art House in Berlin, Germany.