Kibibi Ajanku

Kibibi Ajanku makes and presents ethnically charged art.


Her passion embodies the thrust of the African Diaspora.

Ajanku’s endeavors include, but are not limited to,
contemporary art and artifacts, performance art, and visual art.


Her artistry is layered
with and entrenched in indigenous folkways. she holds space as the Resident
Curator for a small gallery in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, Maryland.

Kibibi Ajanku is known broadly as the Founder of the Baltimore-based Sankofa Dance
Theater. Under her leadership, the company features elements of the distant past,
existing present, and imagined future, all drenched in the traditions of the historical Mali Dynasty.


Ajanku shares her passion for artistry as an educator In Coppin State University Fine Arts Department and the MICA Fibers Department. 


To that end, Kibibi Ajanku curates and guides the elements of the Urban Arts Leadership Fellowship for the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance where she serves as Equity and Inclusion Director.

Under her leadership, the Fellowship has increased racial inclusion within arts sector leadership and has positively altered workplace best practices through actively training, placing, and referring, an annual cohort of emerging professionals.


Ajanku is also the Urban Arts Professor for a small cohort of students at Coppin State University, and additionally serves as a Resident Artist/Educator for Maryland Institute College of Art Fibers Department.

Furthermore, Ajanku is excited to administer the evolution of a new Urban Arts Field School project with UAL fellows and community folklorists, recently funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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