Alexandra Shoneyin is a visual storyteller, community space-maker, seeker, learner, and leader. She is passionate about creating unique spaces for Melanated/Afro-Indigenous global communities that empowers them with the tools and skills needed to be sovereign in their communities. Her experiences living and working in semi-urban and rural communities in both South Africa and Rwanda have remained paramount to her, showing her the ways in which communities build, learn, and achieve collective liberation. Her work in this lifetime continues to be guided by artistic expression, unity, healing, and community restoration.
Currently, she is leading a community fridge in her neighborhood in Staten Island’s North Shore. The fridge offers free healthy food for community residents and promotes mutual aid. She is grateful and excited to be working with ArtBridge’s City Artist Corps/Bridging the Divide program to create community-engaged programming for NYCHA residents and above all, to grow as a community member in New York City.