damali abrams is a Guyanese-American video-performance artist who lives and works in NYC. She received her BA at New York University and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. damali was a 2009-10 A.I.R. Gallery fellowship recipient. Her ongoing video-performance project, Self-Help TV, has been viewed in New York, Philadelphia, Montpelier, New Mexico and Miami. Her work has been shown at MoCADA, A.I.R. Gallery, JCAL, BRIC Rotunda Gallery and NY Studio Gallery. damali produces a weekly television series on Manhattan Neighborhood Network called Self-Help TV. Her most recent work is Autobiography of a Year II, documenting each day of 2011 with video diaries that are posted online.
Dear Diary is a performance perpetually in progress consisting of diary entries that I have been keeping since adolescence. Humorously cathartic and tragically relevant, this performance shows that time doesn't always heal all wounds.