EMILY BRANDT is the author of the poetry collection Falsehood (After Hours Editions), as well as three chapbooks: Sleeptalk Or Not At All (Horse Less Press), ManWorld (dancing girl press) and Behind Teeth (Recreation League). Her poems have appeared widely, including in BOMB,LitHub, The Recluse, and The Wall Street Journal, and in anthologies including Prose Poetry: An Introduction (Princeton University Press), Inheriting the War (W.W. Norton) and Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press). She’s been in residence at Saltonstall Arts Colony and a Fellow at Poets House. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear, curator of the LINEAGE reading series at Wendy’s Subway, Instructional Coach at the Boerum Hill School for International Studies, and visionary at landscape.fm. She’s of Sicilian, Polish and Ukrainian descent, and lives in Brooklyn.
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. Her video art has been exhibited at the DokumentArt European Film Festival (Germany). Residencies include AIR KREMS (Austria). Red Gate Residency (China), AIR Agder Kunstnersenter (Norway), Compeung (Thailand), Jogja National Museum (Indonesia) and Struts Gallery (Canada). Cheung is a recipient of the Joseph Beuys Scholarship from NSCAD (Canada) and numerous grants and awards, including the Canada Council of the Arts.
works at the intersection of storytelling, performance and media. Her projects often begin with investigations into in-between states, hybrid beings, and communities in flux. Tusia’s collaborations in performance, sound and video have been seen in New York, nationally, and internationally, including at EdgeCut/New Inc, 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 work has been supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Puffin Foundation, and Asylum Arts. Tusia was the artist in residence at Signal Culture, BRICWorkspace, KonventZero, and mhProject Space. She holds degrees from the New School, Trinity College Dublin, and NYU. Tusia is now based in Berlin.
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. Downey’s first major publication, We collect together in a net, was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2019. They have 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 is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Downey holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College. They currently teach at Rhode Island School of Design.
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. She has been awarded several residencies including the Koumaria Residency (Greece, 2016), AX Gallery (Berlin 2016), MUU Galleria (Helsinki, 2015), Studio Das Weisse Haus (Vienna, 2014) and the Artslant Georgia Fee Residency (Paris).
KARA HEARN’s 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. She received an MFA from UC, Berkeley, an MA from San Francisco State and a BA from UC, Santa Cruz.
NUNG-HSIN HU is a Taiwanese-born U.S.-based interdisciplinary artist who interweaves
time-based media, installation and performance in her practice. Her current projects utilize
analog film to address the sense of loss and collective grief under this uncertain era. Hu has
exhibited and screened widely including, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York),
Singapore Art Week (Singapore), Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), and Oil Street Art Space
(Hong Kong). Hu has received various grants including, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study
Grant, National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan New Work Grant, and Jamaica Center
for Arts and Learning - Van Lier Fellowship. 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
XIME IZQUIERDO UGAZ (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, cultural organizer, educator and language justice worker based between Lima and New York. Their work primarily addresses the footprint of intergenerational trauma within their birth and chosen family in relation to migration and gender. They are the co-curator of visual arts at Nat. Brut and co-founder of the virtual QTBIPOC festival based in Peru, Cabritas Resistiendo. Their hand embroidery collection is Beso de Moza and a collaboration with Omololu Babatunde, ROGUE THEIF, is a recycled jean brand in honor of thieves. They are also co-organizer of BODYHACK, a mutual aid party and fund for trans and non-binary people. Their work has appeared in FEELINGS, El Museo del Barrio, A.I.R., Samsøn Projects, Poetry Project, BAM, Lambda Literary and their first chapbook is Estoy Tristeza (No, Dear Magazine & Small Anchor Press, 2018).
MICHELLE LEVY is a Brooklyn-based artist, storyteller, and arts organizer. She uses performance, imagery, text, and collective engagement to investigate the mediated spaces where identity is constructed. She has presented and performed work across New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Krakow, Szczecin, Warsaw, and Prague. Recent honors include grants from Asylum Arts (2018/2020); the US Embassy, Warsaw (2019); and an artist-fellowship with the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw (2018-2019). From 2008-2018, Levy was Founding Director of EFA Project Space, an interdisciplinary exhibition program of The Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, where she also founded the SHIFT Residency for Arts Workers. 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.
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. She has co-curated projects at Bennington College, ISSUE Project Room and on the streets of NYC with Creative Time. Rachel writes about media art and visual culture, is an editor at Millennium Film Journal and teaches in the Hunter College IMA/MFA Program. She has a BFA from RISD and an MFA from UC San Diego.