This Artist Turned Her Father’s 500-Page FBI File into Art

By Antiwaun Sargent on January 19, 2017

“It took four years to get the files, and now I’m reclaiming them, and repurposing them, to tell my dad’s story, and to tell the story of the government surveillance, and how they really dismantled the Black Panther Party”...
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Sadie Barnette is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Photo of Artist with installation view by Baxter Street.
Sadie Barnette, My Father’s FBI File, Project II detail with Artist, 2017. Image is courtesy of the Artist, Baxter Street Gallery, and ARTSY.

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