Markele Cullins, is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and organizer born and based in Baltimore, MD. Cullins gathers influence from his experiences moving, growing up, and his interactions with technology, anime, and music. After attending Baltimore School for the Arts, they realized that what was defined as “art” or “practice” was ever expanding.
Their work focuses on intimacy, memory recollection, Afrofuturism and traditions. Cullins spoke at Baltimore Pride 2015, Baltimore Bridging Gaps, The Creative Time Summit, Terrault Gallery, and The 29th MAPACA Conference. They have shown work in Baltimore, New York, Washington D.C. and more. Furthermore, Cullins has curated numerous shows and led workshops around Baltimore. In addition to being a visual artist and curator, he performs under the alias Hoeteps. As Hoeteps, Cullins has performed live sets at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Motorhouse, Metro Gallery, and other venues in Baltimore.
As an interdisciplinary artist Cullins works in the mediums of photography, film, installation, mixed media and performance. In 2016, they founded 4c Gallery, an online gallery, for young artists of color with Suldano Abdiruhman. 4c Gallery was an important catalyst in understanding how technology and visual art can work together.
Currently, Cullins is working part-time in corporate photography production, freelancing, and completing a fellowship with Imagining America.