Natasha A. Kelly


Natasha A. Kelly has a PhD in Communication Studies and Sociology. Born and bred in the United Kingdom and raised in Germany, she considers herself to be an “academic activist”, two important features that can be seen individually, but never separately from each other. Rooted in the Pan-African culture of her Jamaican heritage, her political and academic works relate to the past, present, and future of the African Diaspora in Germany. This is also the focus of her numerous art installations that have been shown in museums throughout the country.  Since 2015 Natasha’s annual performance “M(a)y Sister”, which is dedicated to the Afro-German poetess and activist May Ayim, has been shown at the HAU Theatre in Berlin. Her first documentary film “Milli’s Awakening” focuses on the lives and works of Black German female artists and was shown at the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art from June to September 2018. For more information see: