Gabrielle Davenport is an Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based curator & artistic producer whose work facilities on forging group by music and meals. She can be a author, musician and co-founder of BEM | books & extra, a brand new literary house devoted to meals and Blackness, which she and her sister Danielle launched as an internet bookstore in January 2021.
Gabrielle graduated from Barnard School and started her profession in arts administration after a stint as a server on an ice cream truck. For the previous few years, she has additionally organized with the Central Brooklyn Meals Coop, a Black-led meals sovereignty venture aiming to ascertain wholesome & inexpensive grocery choices in Central Brooklyn.
A few of Gabrielle’s credit embody: BRIC Rejoice Brooklyn! Pageant, Mile-Lengthy Opera, Joe’s Pub, The Hum, and globalFEST. She additionally produced a parade with artist Carrie Mae Weems on the Kennedy Heart in 2019.