Books & Catalogs

Generations (2022) - monograph book accompanying Museum of Fine Arts solo exhibition, with essays by Aruna D'Souza, and interview with Helina Metaferia and curators Michelle Millar Fisher and Chenoa Baker.

Black Collagists: The Book (2021) - by Teri Henderson, Kanyer Publishing.

Against A Sharp White Background (2020) - catalog accompanying solo show at Northeastern University, with essays by Sarah Stefana Smith and curator Amy Halliday.

Selected Press

Sugarcane (2023) "Ritual and Remembrance in Sharjah Biennial 15."

Cultured Magazine (2023) "At the 15th Sharjah Biennial, Artists Grapple with Fragmented Legacies of Generations Past."

The Chicago Tribune (2023) "4 female artists mount a Chicago exhibit on climate issues: 'Activism work is care work'."

Kaleidoscope (2023) "Kaleidoscope No. 15: Helina Metaferia."

Vanity Fair (2023) "Leisure, Adornment, and Beauty Are Radical Acts in 'Resting Our Eyes.'"

The Cut (2023) "Women At Rest: Ten Black artists imagine the freedom of leisure at ICA San Francisco's 'Resting Our Eyes' exhibition."

Cultured Magazine (2023) "Making a Big Investment? Fairchain is The Art World's Prenup."

Artnet News (2022) "How Do You Judge the Value of Social Practice Art? Artist Helina Metaferia Developed Metrics to Determine if a Project is Successful." 

Artsy (2022) "Helina Metaferia Honors the Activist Legacies of Black Women across Collage and Performance."

Boston Art Review (2022) "Helina Metaferia Deconstructs What's "All Put Together" at Praise Shadows Gallery."

KQED (2022) “In ‘Helina Metaferia: All Put Together,’ Headdresses Reflect Women’s Power.” 

Surface Magazine (2022) "A Regal Headdress Comes Alive With Relics of BIPOC Activism."

Interior Design (2022) “Artist Helina Metaferia Celebrates Black Women Activists in Two Solo Shows."

Boston Art Review (2022) "Our Favorite Art Moments of 2022."

Artnet News (2022) "Looking for a Rising Star? Here are 6 Artists Poised to Break Out After a Strong Showing at Armory Week 2022."

Artsy (2022) "What Sold at The Armory Show 2022."

The Art Newspaper (2022) "A critical mass of galleries across Africa are participating in The Armory Show."

W Magazine (2022) “A New Exhibition Extols Sag Harbor’s Black and Indigenous History.”

Fast Company (2022) “‘You’re on top of the world’: Inside 4 artists’ studios on the 28th floor of the World Trade Center.”

Boston Globe (2021) “In Helina Metaferia’s show at the MFA, an ‘army of women’ wear history on their heads.”

New York Times (2021) “The City Is Their Canvas.”

Artnet News (2021) “10 New Murals Will Pop Up Across New York This Summer.”

The Art Newspaper (2021) "Black artists and performers take over Fort Greene Park for Juneteenth Jubilee." 

Financial Times (June, 2021) “The trio creating ‘Portals’ across a tumultuous year.”

Financial Times (May, 2021) “Has BLM Really Changed The Arts?”

Contemporary And (2021) “Helina Metaferia: Weaving and Resisting in More Than A Few Ways,”

1:54 London Interview Series (2021) 

New African Magazine (2021) “Artists to watch at this year’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.”

Fad Magazine (2021) “Five to see at 1-54,”

Boca Magazine (2021) “Art and Culture Center Exhibit Redefines the Self-Portrait.”

Bay State Banner (2021) "The MFA exhibit highlights women in activism." 

Bay State Banner (2020) “Helina Metaferia harpoons white-driven art world in solo show."

Hyperallergic (2019) “An Artist Honors the Overlooked Activism of Black Women."

Artnet News (2019) “As Detroit’s Reputation for Emerging Artist Grows, Here Are the Most Striking Works at the Wildly Ambitious Detroit Art Week 2019."

ArtLoft, PBS (2019) “Art in Unique Spaces.”

The Washington Post (2018) “In the Galleries: The American Character, as Modeled by 11 Female Artists."

Bmore Art (2018) "Ethiopian American Artist Helina Metaferia Refigures the Canon at Hamiltonian Gallery."

OkayAfrica (2018) “5 Black Artists You Can’t Miss at Prizm Art Fair 2018."

Berkshire Eagle (2018) “Artists in residence given freedom to work at MASS MoCA."

Performa Magazine (2017) “Helina Metaferia in conversation."

San Francisco Chronicle (2017) “Artist explores what it means to have a home."

The Boston Globe (2015) “Head of the class: Six promising talents from local art schools."