Ryan Tenney is a returning generation farmer and multimedia artist from Kansas City, Missouri. He studied painting at University of Missouri-Columbia and Columbia College Chicago.
Upon returning to Kansas City he made the decision to create a living and aesthetic return to agriculture, just as his father’s father did. He followed his interest in agro-ecology to Cuba in 2014 and annually attends the Black Urban Growers (BUGS) conferences. He is about developing art centered answers to political questions through turn of ideas of ecology, Afrofuturism and decolonization.
He currently manages Sankara Farm a 22 acre organic vegetable production farm that maintains a 20 member CSA and weekly farmers market.