Category: Artist-in-Residence

Ocean Vuong (2019-20)

Ocean Vuong is the author of the novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press, 2019), forthcoming in sixteen languages worldwide. His critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), was a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, and winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, Whiting Award, Thom …

Thanushka Yakupitiyage / Ushka (2018-19)

Thanushka (Thanu) Yakupitiyage is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, cultural producer, activist, and DJ who performs under the name Ushka. Her professional, political, and artistic interests focus on (im)migration. She uses writing, video, music, and audio to explore the everyday lives of brown and black communities from the Global South to the West. …

Zarina (2017-18)

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Zarina (July 16, 1937-April 25, 2020). Best known for her work as a printmaker, Zarina was an important figure in the international art world and her poignant explorations of home, displacement, borders, and memory remain profound, especially in these uncertain times. During her time with …

Beatrice Glow (2016-17)

Beatrice Glow is an interdisciplinary artist whose work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. Her practice comprises of sculptural installations, trilingual publishing, participatory performances and lectures, and experiential technologies. Glow is the recipient of the 2015 Van Lier Visual Art Fellowship at Wave Hill and was named …

Jack Gray (2016)

NGATI POROU, NGAPUHI, TE RARAWA, NGATI KAHUNGUNU Jack Gray (Ngati Porou, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahungunu) is an acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and scholar. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Gray first connected to his cultural roots through traditional Māori dance, Kapa Haka, and later discovered contemporary dance. In 2000, he founded the Atamira Dance Company, an …

Hari Kondabolu (2014-15)

“Hari Kondabolu is a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender.” NPR “A young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor.” SEATTLE TIMES “Hari Kondabolu is intelligent, insightful and hilarious—a true comic genius.” MARGARET CHO “The comedy equivalent of a punk rock …

Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani (2013-14)

Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art. Ganesh’s work has been exhibited widely at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum of …

Roger Shimomura (2012-13)

Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of ten concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. Shimomura received a B.A. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an M.F.A. …

Larry Hama (2011-12)

Larry Hama is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, actor, and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s. He is a third generation Japanese American (sansei) who was born in New York City and graduated from the High School of Art & Design in midtown Manhattan. He served in the …

Suheir Hammad (2010-11)

Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born on October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. She is the author of breaking poems, recipient of a 2009 American Book Award, and the Arab …