“If sanctuary for Asian Americans, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color cannot exist in the limitations of the colonial American empire, then art must be the truest sanctuary. Through narrative film, large-scale murals, virtual and augmented reality, and community art education, I am working toward a future where queer diasporic people of color can discover in their own bodies a sanctuary for safety, healing, and collective liberation. ”
—Jess X. Snow
We are thrilled to announce Jess X. Snow as the first A/P/A Institute at NYU Student Artist-in-Residence. Interim Director Dean Saranillio writes, “Our current moment demands creativity and collaboration that cultivates mutually beneficial relationships across communities. Snow plants the seeds for genuine security and sanctuary while being deeply mindful of the Indigenous lands on which such dreaming takes place. We could not have asked for a more thoughtful and community-oriented artist-activist to serve as our first Student Artist-in-Residence. Join us in welcoming Snow who, through their art, envisions a future with ample space for collective healing and growth.”
Photo by Marion Aguas.