Wikipedia:Meetup/Black Lunch Table/Triangle Jan 2018

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When and Where
Date:Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time:6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Address:The Triangle Arts Association
20 Jay Street #317, Brooklyn, NY
First student
Small session; some editors are especially small

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project hosted an edit-a-thon focusing on important but underrepresented New York area visual artists of the African Diaspora from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at The Triangle Arts Association. A training session was held at the beginning, but help is available throughout the event.

Please bring your laptop and feel free to bring a friend!

Event description[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) project at Triangle Arts Association will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of New York area visual artists from the African Diaspora and their work. Together we will create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have a library resources and a list of suggested artists and music on hand.

History of The Black Lunch Table[edit]

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine (Fishantena (talk)) and Heather Hart (Heathart (talk)) which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 10 year existence, the BLT has taken a variety of forms relating to this most recent iteration, in the form of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.

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About Triangle Arts Association[edit]

Triangle is an artist-founded non-profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982. Their programs emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies and public programs.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
  • Location: Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay Street #317, Brooklyn, NY
  • Who should attend: Artists, historians, students, teachers, writers, journalists, curators, visitors, the curious...
    • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax)
    • Amateur historians or research pros (We will have a selection of resources available for your use)
  • What to Bring: Your laptop and a friend!
  • Hashtag: #BlackLunchTable
  • Etherpad: BlackLunchTable - live doc to keep track of what we are all working on
  • Training: Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Presentation


  • Presentation / overview
  • Editing time
  • Goals: Create user account (if new to Wikipedia), create user page with at least one sentence, sign up for editathon on this Wikipedia Meetup page, make at least one edit to a Wikipedia page
  • For more information about ongoing scheduled meetups see Black Lunch Table Meetup page

Possible articles to edit[edit]

Suggested artist pages for revision and/or creation! This event-specific list focuses on important New York area visual artists of the African Diaspora who are under-represented on Wikipedia. Please add a name if you know someone appropriate who needs a page or needs editing. Please do not add an artist who has a substantial page. We are trying to create new pages and beef up under-represented ones.

  • Etherpad: BlackLunchTable - List the article you're working on in this live doc to keep track and avoid duplicate work!
  •   denotes Infobox is needed

These articles are suggested, be sure they qualify according to Wikipedia's NOTABILITY guidlines before you create a new page. Thanks!

You may also refer to this list from our very first edit-a-thon!

You can suggest artists here who fit our scope but are missing from our table below:

  • Suggested Name Here

Triangle Arts Association, NY, artists[edit]

For further Triangle Network organizations to research, click here.

New York-based artists[edit]

This list is automatically generated from data in Wikidata and is periodically updated by Listeriabot.
Edits made within the list area will be removed on the next update!

Article Gender Occupation Place of birth Residence
Aaron Gilbert male painter
visual artist
Abigail DeVille female artist New York City The Bronx
Adama Delphine Fawundu female filmmaker
New York City
Aisha Cousins female artist Boston
Aisha Tandiwe Bell female artist New York City Brooklyn
New York City
Ajuan Mance female artist United States of America
Akintola Hanif male photographer
Alejandro Guzmán male visual artist Vega Baja New York City
Alex Rivera male filmmaker
film director
New York City
Angel Otero male painter San Juan
Arnaldo Morales male painter Ponce
Ayana Evans female performance artist Cleveland New York City
Brandon Coley Cox male visual artist New York City
Brendan Fernandes male visual artist
Kenya New York City
Carl E. Hazlewood male curator Guyana
Carlos de León Sandoval male visual artist
Carrie Hawks female filmmaker
Grand Rapids New York City
Chitra Ganesh female artist
Brooklyn Brooklyn
Chloe Bass female artist
performance art
installation artist
associate professor
conceptual artist
Manhattan Brooklyn
Christie Neptune female visual artist
video artist
performance artist
installation artist
Clifford Owens male artist Baltimore Elmhurst
Coco Fusco female writer
performance artist
visual artist
New York City New York City
Dahlia Elsayed female artist New York City
Danny Simmons male painter New York
David Antonio Cruz male artist Philadelphia
Dawit Petros male visual artist New York City
Derrick Adams male visual artist
performance artist
art exhibition curator
Baltimore New York City
Dread Scott male visual artist Chicago
Duron Jackson male visual artist
Elizabeth Axtman female photographer
visual artist
Andrews Field New York City
Elizabeth Colomba female visual artist
Épinay-sur-Seine New York City
Ezra Wube male visual artist Addis Ababa Addis Ababa
Fatima Jamal female visual artist Brooklyn
Firelei Báez female visual artist Santiago de los Caballeros New York City
Hank Willis Thomas male photographer Plainfield
Hayat Hyatt male filmmaker
video artist
Ilana Harris-Babou female video artist
Brooklyn Williamstown
New York City
Iliana Emilia García female visual artist Santo Domingo
Ivan Monforte male artist Merida
Jacolby Satterwhite male visual artist
video artist
performance artist
Columbia Columbia
Jaishri Abichandani female artist Mumbai
Jamel Shabazz male photographer Brooklyn
Jaret Vadera male artist Toronto
Jasmine Murrell female visual artist
Jayson Keeling male visual artist
Brooklyn Long Island City
Jeffrey Gibson male painter
Colorado Colorado
Jessica Vaughn female visual artist Brooklyn
Joiri Minaya female visual artist
performance artist
New York City
Dominican Republic
Juana Valdes female visual artist Cabañas
Kalup Linzy male photographer Clermont Florida
Kambui Olujimi male visual artist Brooklyn
Kameelah Janan Rasheed female writer
visual artist
East Palo Alto Brooklyn
East Palo Alto
Karina Skvirsky female artist Ecuador
Keisha Scarville female visual artist Brooklyn Brooklyn
Kenya (Robinson) female artist Landstuhl Gainesville
Kimberly Beacot female artist
visual artist
New York City
Kiyan Williams non-binary performance artist Newark Newark
New York City
Kumasi J. Barnett male artist Brooklyn
New York City
Kwesi Abbensetts male photographer Guyana Brooklyn
New York City
LaTasha Nevada Diggs female visual artist Harlem
LaToya Ruby Frazier female photographer Braddock Chicago
New Brunswick
New York City
Legacy Russell female writer
visual artist
Lina Puerta female visual artist
Lisa Iglesias female visual artist Queens
Lorraine O'Grady female photographer Boston
Malik Nashad Sharpe non-binary choreographer
Marin Hassinger female sculptor Los Angeles
Michael Paul Britto male artist New York City New York City
Mickalene Thomas female painter
Miguel Luciano male visual artist San Juan
Mildred Beltre female artist Brooklyn
New York City
Monstah Black male visual artist
performance artist
NIC Kay non-binary performance artist
The Bronx
Pioneer Works Center For Art and Innovation
Naima Green female photographer Philadelphia
Nia Witherspoon female visual artist Brooklyn
Nickola Pottinger female visual artist
Nicolas Dumit Estevez male artist
Nicole Awai female visual artist
media artist
Port of Spain Austin
Nina Buxenbaum female visual artist
Niv Acosta transgender male performance artist
Manhattan New York City
Los Angeles
Nkiruka J. Oparah female visual artist Brooklyn
Oasa DuVerney female visual artist Queens Brooklyn
Ola Ronke Akinmowo female visual artist Brooklyn Bedford–Stuyvesant
Olalekan Jeyifous male visual artist
Otto Neals male painter
New York City
Pat Evans female model
make-up artist
New York City
Paul Mpagi Sepuya male photographer
San Bernardino
Rachelle Mozman female visual artist New York City
Rafael Sanchez male visual artist Havana
Rajkamal Kahlon female visual artist
Rashawn Griffin male visual artist
Rasu Jilani male entrepreneur
art exhibition curator
Raynes Birkbeck male visual artist
The Bronx Manhattan
Rico Gaston male visual artist
Ruddy Roye male photographer Jamaica Bedford–Stuyvesant
Russell Frederick male visual artist
Sabaah Folayan female film director Crown Heights
Salome Asega female artist
Las Vegas Brooklyn
Sam Vernon female visual artist Brooklyn New York City
Sanford Biggers male artist
Los Angeles New York City
Saya Woolfalk female artist
Scherezade García female visual artist
Santo Domingo
Sean M. Johnson male visual artist Columbus
Shaun Leonardo male artist Queens
Shinique Smith female artist
installation artist
Simone Leigh female sculptor
Chicago Brooklyn
Sol'Sax male visual artist
Stan Squirewell male visual artist Washington, D.C.
Steffani Jemison female artist Berkeley Brooklyn
Stephanie Dinkins female visual artist
new media artist
Perth Amboy Brooklyn
Taha Clayton male artist
Houston Brooklyn
Tahir Hemphill male multimedia artist New York City New York City
Taja Lindley female visual artist
Terence Nance male filmmaker
Dallas Brooklyn
The Very Black Project
Tourmaline transgender female activist
LGBTIQ+ rights activist
Massachusetts New York City
Tracey Worley female visual artist
Wanda Raimundi female visual artist The Bronx
Wangechi Mutu female painter
visual artist
Nairobi Nairobi
New York City
William Villalongo male artist
Hollywood Brooklyn
Yashua Klos male visual artist Chicago Brooklyn
Zachary Fabri male visual artist
End of auto-generated list.

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

Where to start...
  1. Rules on Visual Art, Murals, Graffiti and Sculpture are different!
  2. Follow instructions to upload your images here...
  • Create or update Wikidata!
Wikidata is central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, and others.
  1. Go to Wikidata
  2. Read Wikidata's Introduction!
  3. Search for the person or subject
  4. If none exists, you can 'Create a new item'
  5. Look at another similar item to follow format... for example human female instead of female animal.
  6. To add a field, click 'Add Statement'
Wikidata + AuthorityControl
  • Create or update Authority Control!
Update Wikidata using Virtual International Authority File (
  1. Go to
  2. Search for person (last name, first name)
  3. At bottom of page, where it says History of VIAF, expand section. See Werner Herzog example
  4. Add each listed Authority to Wikidata if its info is not already populated in Wikidata
  5. Add {{Authority control}} after External links section above Categories
  6. Refresh Wikipedia page
  • Click here for many more editing resources


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  • Articles Created: 0
  • Articles Edited: 23
  • Total Edits: 171
  • Editors: 12
  • Words Added: 2.93k
  • Article Views: 297
  • Commons Uploads: 4


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