Emory Douglas with Eve Mia Rollow, Saul Kak & EDELO: Zapantera Negra

Emory Douglas with Eve Mia Rollow, Saul Kak & EDELO: Zapantera Negra Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Zapantera Negra is an encounter of the Black Panther Party and the Zapatista Movement. In 2012 through 2014, once minister of culture and lead artist for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas, was invited to live and work with Zapatista painters, embroidery collectives, and artists to present exhibitions, public works, and lectures.


Emory Douglas, Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party. His iconic ‘Militant Chic’ images came to symbolize the struggles of the movement. Douglas continues to create art with social and political concerns transcending borders.

EDELO, a Spanish Acronym for Where The United Nations Used To Be, is an inter-communal artist residency and an experimental art space of diverse practices. EDELO is in the former building of the United Nations in Chiapas Mexico where they remain independent and invite participants of diverse disciplines to live and create for a period of time.

Additional Info

  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Concordia, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery
  • Date: June 21-28, 2014

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