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CONTACT

︎ Isafatimadiawara@gmail.com
︎ 719-289-8686 

“Hxnesty is the only anecdote...

Creative pieces belong to their process. The final products are simply landmarks of development.”

- I/F/D



Isabel Fatima Diawara (I/F/D) is an Afro-Latinx multimedia visual artist and performer. Her creativity explores truth through poeticism, movement, and narrative.  

These projects originate from a space of candid reflection & growth. They signify Ima’s evolution as a human being.

While some works are straightforward, many of her projects are abstract. She invites audience members to tap into the essence of what they view rather than follow a linear story. Ima deepens our understanding of intuition & senses, using subtleties and coded messaging.








SERVICES

Creative Direction
Creative Consultation 
Screenwriting
Video Production 
Financial Strategy







AWARDS & GRANTS

The Inaugural Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Grant was awarded to Ima in October 2020 by the National AIDS Memorial and sponsored by the ViiV Healthcare Foundation

The Granoff Center at Brown University awarded a Two-Year Grant opportunity to Works, etc - an arts collective co-founded by Ima






FEATURES

Planned Parenthood | Planned Parenthood Honors the Resilience and Brilliance of Black Women Filmmakers at The MACRO Lodge at Sundance Film Festival [2019] ︎

Vice | What Planned Parenthood Wants You to Know About Your Body [2018] ︎

Advocate | A Raw Tribute to Sexual Trauma Survivors [2018] ︎

Planned Parenthood | Planned Parenthood’s UNSTOPPABLE Debuts Three Short Films Celebrating Bodily Autonomy, Equality, and Freedom [2018] ︎

Afropunk | Young, Gifted, and Black: The College Creatives Bringing Blackness to the Classroom and Beyond [2016] ︎







ADDITIONAL CREATIVE WORKS 

Plays & Performance Art ︎
(Staged & Produced at Brown University)

Keep the Bagels: A Series of Thoughtz about Things [2014]
Direction & Writing: Isa Fatima Diawara

Going Somewhere [2014]
Direction & Writing: Isa Fatima Diawara

Forced Illusions [2015] 
Direction, Choreography & Writing: Isa Fatima Diawara


Creative Organizing ︎
Co-Founder of WORKS, etc & misfit haven, two creative collectives focused on empowering marginalized communities to create & showcase visual and multimedia art. We dedicated our efforts to uplifting art from Black, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, differently abled and other essential identities. We held over four art showcases featuring more than 25 emerging artists across the Northeast.





Ima Diawara, 2021
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