In May, the National YoungArts Foundation announced that New York-based artist Malaika Temba had won the $25,000 Jorge M. Pérez Award. “Malaika Temba has shown exceptional talent in her craft, and I look forward to following along as her creative journey continues to unfold,” Perez said in a statement at the time. On June 26, Temba gets her own solo show at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Allapattah. The Tanzanian-American artist’s work takes its inspiration from her African heritage mixed with cultural analysis. In for east african girls that have considered self-worth / when drake is not enuf, Temba uses textiles to create repetition and patterns that weave her own story.