Sobia Ahmad’s interdisciplinary practice investigates how our deeply intimate struggles of belonging can inform larger conversations about national identity, notions of home, cultural memory, and gender. By weaving personal and communal narratives with current and historical socio-political contexts, she highlights the inseparability of the self and larger power structures.
Steve Alexis is an artist whose work focuses on framing and conveying emotive transference through abstraction. He employs mark making, bold color, and large-scale to create works that speak to the idea of connecting to beauty. He works across the modalities of jewelry, painting, sculpture, performance, and ceramics.
Anisha Baid's practice and research involve an investigation of pervasive technologies through an examination of their design, diversity of use, and their relationship with ideas from science fiction. Her work attempts to poke at the flat-scapes of the computer screen to decode computer labor through the interface — a technological tool that has converted most spaces of work into image space.
Inbar Hagai works largely in long-term projects, combining video, VR and sculpture, as well as experimental art films verging on the documentary. She focuses mainly on human-animal power relations, the way the feminine image is constructed through kitshi fantasies and the ethical ambivalence of art.
Julianna Johnston’s work begins with human interaction. Co-opting the mechanisms of the surveillance state and the visual lexicon of data collection, they analyze workshops and participatory experiments. Re-presenting them in time-based works and performances that call into question the limits, inaccuracies, and biases inherent in contemporary interfaces and digitally mediated experiences.
London Williams is a multidisciplinary artist that navigates intersections of blackness through masculinity and sexuality within paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media. The work approaches documentation of the domestic interior as a reproach of a history that has yet to be lived.
Sarah Bowling is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power dynamics embedded within intimacy and relationships, the phases of vulnerability within the self, and the weight of desire. Her work is brightly colored, blingy, and unapologetically demands attention.
Laura Hudspith’s interdisciplinary work explores the relationship between chronic illness and feminist action. With a focus in autotheoretical methodologies, her work positions practice, performance, and product as indistinguishable elements that are equally personal and political in nature. Casting and capturing pieces of herself in poetic texts, sculpture and lens-based work, Hudspith enacts rituals of self-imposed objectification where the asomatous is somatically shed and agency reclaimed.
Rosabel Rosalind creates images across a variety of media that mythologize autobiographical and historical narratives and collapse anthropocentric and white-supremacist hierarchies of power into a sublime fiction, reflecting her identity as a valley girl, a Funny Girl, and a nice Jewish girl.
Caroline Yoo’s past informs her work exploring the boundaries between belonging, othering, and being. Using her body as vessel, she poses questions on larger topics of power structures and embedded cultural norms in relation to immigration, race, gender, and sexuality.
Marianne Hoffmeister Castro's work focuses on the role of language and fiction in the representation of nature and nonhuman beings. Mostly working with video installations, drawing, and text-based processes, she creates scenarios where estrangement and entanglement between human and nonhuman beings become evident.
Lena Chen is a Chinese American writer and artist exploring feminist theories of labor and care. Experimenting with her own autobiography and identity, she works collaboratively across disciplines and has produced performance and social practice projects with various publics, including trauma survivors, sex workers, and abortion workers.
Jessica Fuquay's multidisciplinary work explores the role of mass media, performance, and other dominant cultural forms in the construction of political subjectivity. Her practice, often drawing from her perspective as a first-generation Colombian-American, is concerned with conflict, power, and systems of domination that reproduce and designate otherness.
Matthew McGaughey's work explores how cultural products and lived experiences conspire to perpetuate hidden hegemonic social structures. Through bifurcation and distancing, Matthew engineers unsettling situations in which normative cultural images and scenarios reveal themselves as fabrications. His work strives to expose ways in which even our most intimate emotional interactions are deeply informed by scripted motifs.