Miles Tokunow is a multimedia storyteller. He is an artist, organizer, and educator. He is a dancer, musician, writer, zine maker and film editor. He is a proud member of the Ground Series Dance Collective.
He's worked in the non-profit sector for over ten years, teaching radio production, film and narrative storytelling, as well as creative media like 3-D printing, coding & interactive installations. Currently he organizes around issues of immigration, democracy reform and worker's rights.
He has partnered with New Mexico Public Libraries, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, the New Mexico School for the Arts, Kenyon University, Grinnell College, and presented at conferences nationally and internationally.
He is married to the poet and artist Naima Yael Tokunow, and they live and homestead in Albuquerque, NM, with their child, three dogs, fruit trees, gardens & chickens. He hopes to add goats and crickets soon.
Miles' work is often about the layers of history and culture within identity. Miles’ art practice is about exploring, searching (yearning) for new meanings and stories by deconstructing the ones that already exist, informed by his life as a transracial adoptee.
He often explores the Black radical tradition through movement and theory. He is an Afro-Futurist and interrogates the historical, spiritual and tangible relationship of body to land.
Miles believes in magic, laughter, constellations, socialism and beauty in small things.