In 2015, Black, genderqueer teen Mars and their partner Jam founded The Art Hoe Collective (AHC) with the goal of promoting young, queer artists of color. Since then, the AHC has developed into a fully formed organization involved in a range of artistic productions. One of the AHC’s most prominent projects is its Instagram profile, which operates as a curated exhibition of art from queer artists. This article focuses on the work of Black girls/children and women featured on the AHC’s Instagram gallery. I argue that the Art Hoe Collective enacts a radical curatorial praxis to disrupt institutional practices of exclusion in art by showcasing Black queer aesthetics and offering counter-hegemonic narratives about Black girlhood and blackness in general.

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