April 9, 2022
Pérez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Created by artist Najja Moon, Portrait at 34 is a custom-designed photo booth that travels Miami-Dade County producing portraits paired with age-specific poems for each participant. Work is sourced from a community open call, students from O, Miami's education program, and partnering local poets.
the passing of my cousin, Kamilah Aisha Moon, one poem, in particular,
has been a special source of comfort and connection, Portrait at 34. To
rediscover this poem at the age of 34 in the midst of mourning her loss
has encouraged me to do what I always assumed we would do while she was
on this earth, Collaborate."—Najja Moon
Najja Moon is a Miami-based artist and cultural practitioner, born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. Her practice is centered on the idea that art is utilitarian. An amalgamation of practicalities that improve her life—design and language, cultural responsibility, and community, her visual arts practice uses drawing and text to explore the intersections of queer identity, the body and movement, Black culture, and familiar relations, both personal and communal.