Concourse D, post-security

Gates D22 & D25



Cornelius Tulloch

July 11, 2023 – February 5, 2024


Change is the new normal. Our daily habits, the spaces we live in, and how we engage on the level of community has drastically shifted. Documented in the Photographic series Genesis are ways in which Caribbean and Black life in Miami has transformed within domestic spaces due to Covid-19 and quarantine. Social distancing altered the fabric of the intergenerational relationships of Black communities as the idea of family extends beyond the home and blood relatives.


As we spent more time in our homes, the idle mind wandered; reality blurred into a dream and the ordinary became everything but expected. Day after day, spaces performed in ways that they previously hadn't. Genesis depicts these complex narratives and identities, and how they existed in these historic times. Through captivating imagery that reimagines black domestic space as a cinematic stage for cultural performance, lighting and architecture become living elements that tell the stories of Black families in Miami throughout the pandemic.


The initial production of Genesis was funded by the Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts, and is now supported by MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport.


Cornelius Tulloch is a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist and architect. His work transcends the barriers of photography, fine art, and architecture, to tell impactful stories. He is shifting the narrative of cultural identities’ importance within the built environment by exploring how space shapes cultural identity and how cultural identity cultivates landscapes. Tulloch’s spatial storytelling through his work has been shown in institutions like the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; NYU Center for Black Visual Culture, New York; Faena Art Project Room, Miami; and the MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, Italy.


From being a 2016 Presidential Scholar in the Arts to having his work added to the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem, his success has come from the unique perspective inspired by his cultural background. He was named an Emerging Visionary Grantee by Instagram and the Brooklyn Museum’s Black Visionaries Program. As a two-time Oolite Ellies Award recipient and YoungArts Jorge M. Perez Award recipient his projects have been grounded within Miami’s Community. Gaining inspiration from his Jamaican and African American heritage, and Miami upbringing; his work expresses how bodies exist between cultures and borders, creating spatial impact. Cornelius is a multidisciplinary talent that is reshaping the boundaries of art and space.