Daonne Huff

Daonne Huff is an arts administrator, performance centered artist, poet and Black modern flâneuse. Born and raised in Birmingham, AL but having lived above the Mason Dixon Line her entire adult life, Huff’s practice is rooted in observation, vulnerability, process, synchronicity, inviting the inside outside and rendering the invisible visible. She is one half of the performance art duo Hot Hands. She holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College and an MA in Visual Arts Administration with a Not-for-Profit concentration from New York University. She is currently Director, Public Programs & Community Engagement at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Having devoted the bulk of her adult life to arts  administration where she has supported, nurtured and advocated for the arts and artists, in recent years, she’s found her way back to identifying as an artist herself. She has performed at BLDG 92, FiveMyles, JACK, Rutgers University, Welancora Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as in private spaces with her iPhone as her only witness and in open public spaces with seemingly no one watching.