Anatola Araba is a visual artist and filmmaker from New York City. Through painting, video, and emerging technologies, Anatola tells stories that are innovative, diverse, and inspire positive socio-cultural change. Her afrofuturistic 3D animated short film, Afro Algorithms, is the two-time recipient of the Black Realities Grant by the Kaleidoscope Fund. She has spoken about ethical artificial intelligence, racial bias, and the power of creativity at summits hosted by Unity Technologies, Verizon 5G Labs, and more.

She is a senior at New York University Tisch School of the Arts where she studies film and television production with additional focuses in interactive media arts and social entrepreneurship. Anatola’s work has been featured in MoMA the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she is part of the museum’s permanent collection, AT&T’s Film Awards for New Forms of Storytelling, SIMA Social Impact Media Awards, and more. Her work has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, i-D Magazine, among others. Connect with her at

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