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Graphic promoting Flash Your Lights, an online exhibition featuring work by 2023 Kresge Artist Fellows.

Kresge Arts in Detroit Presents:

An online exhibition featuring the 15th artist cohort
Opens April 8, 2024

The Exhibition

Kresge Arts in Detroit is producing our first online exhibition featuring the 15th cohort of Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award recipients.

The theme “Flash Your Lights” is a call for solidarity inspired by 1970s Detroit radio DJ, Electrifying Mojo. Each night, he asked listeners to imagine futures of peace and revolution united by sound, and to collectively “flash their lights” to demonstrate they were listening in solidarity. The fellows and Gilda Award recipients submitted new and re-imagined pieces examining how sound surfaces in their practice.

Meet the Curator

2019 Kresge Artist Fellow Kristen Gallerneaux curated this year’s exhibition and developed the theme. Gallerneaux is an artist, museum curator, and sonic researcher. At The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Gallerneaux is the Curator of Communication & Information Technology and the Editor-in-Chief of Digital Curation. Her curatorial work focuses on the intersections of the histories of technology, creativity, and activism.

Participating Artists

As part of their professional development offerings, the 2023 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award recipients were invited to participate in the exhibition. Featured artists include:

2023 Kresge Artist Fellows:

Rita Dickerson, Elton Monroy Duran, Claire Gasamagera, Louise Jones, Lauren Kalman, Miranda Kyle, Edward Salem, Erin K. Schmidt, Rory Scott

2023 Gilda Award recipients:

Cieara Estelle, Quinn Alexandria Hunter, Kimberly LaVonne, Brittany Rogers, Ackeem Salmon, Melissa Webb, Lauren Williams


The exhibition is part of Kresge Arts in Detroit’s professional development programming. In addition to the no strings attached monetary prize, awarded artists can opt to participate in one year of tailored career developments offerings including coaching, mentorship, legal consultation, accounting support, and the creation of a unique short film highlighting the artist’s work.