Sayge Carroll and Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski

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Sayge Morgan 
Sayge Carroll was born and raised in Minneapolis MN. She spent a brief time in DC attending Howard University and living in Milwaukee. She moved back to the twin cities in 2007 and resides with her son Morgan and dog Lucy. As an artist she has held several residencies, given lectures, curated shows and received grants.  She has worked in arts education for over 2 decades building community and creating art at Franklin Art Works Gallery, Phillips East, Youth link and Little Earth to name a few. Carroll has shown extensively in the United States. Carroll also founded Women of Color Artist Gathering, Art Church, and the workshop.  She is passionate about arts education and the building of a healthy community.  Carroll currently works with the city of Minneapolis as a consultant.

Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski (aka Atir) is a Nigerian, UK born, Minneapolis based mixed media artist/designer, archivist and organiser. Between 2014-16 she was an artist/archivist in residence at the Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths with art, archival research group X Marks the Spot. Sowinski is currently working as archivist and collaborator with artist/archivist Rita Keegan and the Women of Colour Index Artist Files Collection.  She is in the process of developing a project to archive the papers of Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997). She is a committee member for the GLC Story Oral History Project, and a specialist volunteer for the Equiano Centre, University College London. Her work relates to performance of the 'living archive' in relation to collective working practices and diasporic healing.