emily brandt (she/they) is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist of Sicilian, Polish and Ukrainian descent. She’s the author of FALSEHOOD, as well as three poetry chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in many journals including BOMB, Fence, LitHub, The Recluse, and Michigan Quarterly Review, and anthologies. She’s been in residence at Saltonstall Arts Colony and Poets House. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear and curator of the LINEAGE reading series at Wendy’s Subway.

Christine Cheung
is a Canadian artist living in Berlin. Her works range from paintings, drawings to installations, and collective works, often dealing with personal/collective memory, the perceived mythology of places and emptiness. Often, the work tries to exemplify the act of letting go, or something quite like it. She has shown internationally, including as part of the permanent collection of the Sørlandet Art Museum (Norway) and at LeRoy Neiman Gallery (USA). She has been featured on CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail and Kunst magazine. She has had solo shows at the Trondheim Kunstmuseum in Trondheim (Norway) and Glenbow Museum (Canada), among others.

Tusia Dabrowska
is a Jewish Polish American artist who works at the intersection of storytelling, performance and media. Her collaborations have been seen in the US and internationally, including at AlphaNova (Berlin), EdgeCut, Soft Surplus, Circle1 (Berlin), mhProject, BRIC, The Gibney Dance Theater, Museum of Art and Design, Frequency Fridays at the Fuse Factory (Columbus, OH), Open Source Gallery, The PrintScreen Festival (Tel Aviv), and TAFNY. Her time-based work received support from many grantmakers, including BAC, QAF, the Puffin Foundation, Berlin Capital Fund, and the Asylum Arts.Tusia was the artist in residence at Signal Culture (2017), BRICWorkspace (2017-2018), KonventZero (2019), mhProject Space (2019 and 2020), BRIClab video art (2022-2023), LABA (2023) and Wave Hill (2023).

Kerry Downey (b.1979, Ft. Lauderdale) is a genderqueer interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York. Downey’s work explores the many ways we inhabit our bodies and experience forms of transformation. Downey's propensity for collaboration and conversation is animated by curiosity about others and a drive to explore relationships – social, psychological, historical and material. Their work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum (Flushing, NY); Bard CCS / Hessel Museum (Annandale, NY); Knockdown Center (Maspeth, NY); Kate Werble (New York, NY); Cooper Cole (Toronto, CA). Downey’s first major publication, “We collect together in a net,” was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2019. Downey is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant.

Rah Eleh is a video, net and performance artist. Rah's work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at spaces including: Images Festival (Toronto), Museum London, Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, Massachusetts), Miami Art Basel, Nieuwe Vide (Haarlem, Netherlands), Pao Festival (Oslo, Norway), Kunst Am Spreeknie (Berlin, Germany), Kunsthaus Graz Museum (Graz, Austria), and Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece). She has been the recipient of  numerous awards including: Chalmers Arts Fellowship, finalist for Team Canada in Digital Arts, Conseil Des Arts et Des Lettres Du Quebec Research / Production grant for Digital Arts (2014) and Film (2015), and a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Kara Hearn
is an interdisciplinary performance-based video artist and the chair of the Film/Video Department at Pratt Institute. Her work has been screened, exhibited, and performed at MoMA, SFMOMA, The Bluecoat Gallery, ARQUIPÉLAGO Contemporary Art Center, Dallas Medianale, DiverseWorks, New Orleans Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, White Columns, Berkeley Art Museum, and Walker Art Center. Her work was featured in the book Double Act: Art and Comedy and has been selected twice as a “critic’s picks” on Artforum.com. Hearn has completed residencies at the Core Program in Houston and at Recess, EFA Project Space, and Wassaic Project in New York. Born in Oklahoma, Hearn currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Nung-Hsin Hu (胡農欣)
is a Taiwanese-born U.S.-based interdisciplinary artist who interweaves time-based media, installation, performance, and artist’s books in her practice. Her recent exhibitions include Incurable Nostalgia (18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, 2020), The Hours After (Singapore Art Week, Singapore, 2021), and Future Alchemy (Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, 2022). Hu has received various grants, including the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, and the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan International Exchange Grant. She has also participated in international residencies, including Casa das Caldeiras (São Paulo), the Arctic Circle Residency Program (Norway), SHIFT residency at EFA project space (New York), and 18th Street Art Center (Los Angeles).

Michelle Levy is a Brooklyn-based artist, storyteller, and arts organizer. She uses performance, imagery, text, and collective engagement to investigate the mediated space between life and fiction where identity is constructed. Levy has presented her work in venues across New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Krakow, Szczecin, Warsaw, and Prague. Her work and research have been supported by grants from New York State Council on the Arts; Asylum Arts; U.S. Embassy, Warsaw; the Trust for Mutual Understanding; CCNY Connor Travel Fund, and Czech Center New York. Recent residencies include Union Docs Early Production Lab (New York), POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw), Festivalt (Krakow), and MeetFactory (Prague).

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist living in New York. In her work she explores horror film, landscapes, and imagined relationships with celebrities. Solo shows and projects include the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Lilith Performance Studio in Sweden, Air Circulation in New York, Centre Clark in Montréal, and Hallwalls in Buffalo. Her work was featured in group exhibitions at The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Germany, The International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venezuela, The Sundance Film Festival in Utah, La Biennale de Montréal, and The New Media Gallery in British Columbia.

Sunita Prasad is a New York City based artist working in film, video, and performance. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Centre Clark in Montreal, Homesession in Barcelona, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia, as well as group shows at venues including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Smack Mellon, and UrbanGlass in New York. Sunita has received awards from the Art Matters Foundation, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Warner Bros. Production Fund, as well as residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and TAJ & SKE Projects, Bangalore. As a feature film editor, Sunita’s credits include the critically acclaimed documentary 93Queen and the Emmy-nominated Going to War.

Benjamin Rosenthal (b.1984, New York, NY, Lives and Works in Kansas City, Missouri) has had work exhibited internationally in such venues/festivals as the Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), Cairo Video Festival (Cairo, Egypt), SIMULTAN Festival (Timișoara, Romania), High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL), ESPACIO ENTER: Festival International Creatividad, Innovacíon y Cultural Digital (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (São Paulo, Brazil), Locomoción Festival de Animacion (Mexico City, Mexico), the LINOLEUM Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media Art (Kyiv, Ukraine), and SIGGRAPH Asia (Bangkok, Thailand), among others. His work across media explores what he theorizes as queer “technosexuality” and challenges the supremacy of physical contact in a technocultural age.

Rachel Stevens is an NYC-based artist and researcher interested in social ecologies, critical geography and experimental media. Her work has been shown internationally in many contexts and venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park, the Walker Arts Center, the Ex Church of San Francesco in Como Italy, ISEA in New Mexico, Pier 42 in Lower Manhattan and at a stream in Southwestern Vermont. Residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, iLand, Corso Superiore di Arte Visiva, Signal Culture and the Creative Ecologies and Decolonial Futures Residency in Chiapas, MX. Rachel writes about media art and visual culture, is an editor at Millennium Film Journal and teaches in the Hunter College IMA/MFA Program.

viento izquierdo ugaz (b. 1992, Lima, Perú) [they/them] is an autistic trans/disciplinary artist, cultural organizer, poet & language justice worker. Through writing, photography, thread & moving image they address how the burden of imposed migration has woven its threads into the visual tapestry of their lineage. From personal portraiture to video poetry, their work also reveals the powerful essence of their queer and trans chosen family in an act of unapologetic resistance and tenderness. Recent group exhibitions include Un Estado de Gracia / A State of Grace, BAM, New York; Alchemies of Mutable Selfhood, Leslie Lohman Museum; Premio ICPNA Contemporanéo, Lima, Peru; as well as their first museum group exhibition ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, El Museo del Barrio. viento lives in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Peru with their partner and two cats.

Hanae Utamura
is a Japanese interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York and Tokyo.  Utamura works in various media including video, performance, painting, and sculpture.  Her work seeks to connect people and earth, using the physical body as conduit, with special attention to the tensions and negotiations between human and non-human.  She has performed and exhibited extensively around the world, including Queens Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, and the Asian Art Biennial at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.  She participated in numerous residencies including Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (2021), Art Omi (2018/2020), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (2015), Akademie Schloss Solitude (2014) and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Changdong Art Studio (2013). She has received awards from bodies including the US-Japan Friendship Program, the Japanese Ministry of Culture, and UNESCO.

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