Open Collective
Open Collective

Nance Musinguzi

1st-generation trans/non-binary immigrant. Jersey-raised/Minneapolis-based. Multidisciplinary artist and storyteller seeking to re-center those whose voices and narratives remain on the outliers of culture, history and the public record.



Nance Musinguzi (they/them/theirs) is a Ugandan/Liberian, first-generation non-binary/trans American immigrant documentary photographer, multidisciplinary artist and storyteller based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the past 8 years, they have dedicated their visual storytelling and ethnographic research practice to document contemporary American culture and emerging grassroots movements through a Black queer immigrant lens. Since 2014, they have installed solo and group exhibitions and guest curated gallery shows in collaboration with early-career and emerging artists, community organizations and foundations, universities, high schools, and youth-led collectives. They have also self-published 8 photography books, and most recently with Wise Ink Publishing, The Letter Formally Known As Q: Voices From Minnesota’s Queer Immigrant Community, in 2021. They are also a 2021-22 Black Seed Fellow.

Sector: MN's creative and social ecosystems

Areas of Interest/Focus: Cultural/Narrative Organizing
  • on/offline community building
  • creative partnerships & collaborations
  • self-publishing & archiving
  • oral and visual storytelling