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MATAIO AUSTIN DEAN

is an artist, poet, musician, and activist from Portsmouth, Hampshire. Born in 1996 to a Guyanese mother and an English father, Austin Dean’s practice is often centred around an interrogation of Marxism as a tool for emancipatory praxis. His work is concerned with the relationship between printmaking and orality, with works often consisting of etchings and other printed matter, along with singing, writing, reciting, and speaking. Austin Dean is interested in these forms as having actant potentialities for liberation which can be embodied and actualised.