Khaty Xiong, Artist-in-Residence

Headshot of Khaty Xiong on a banner that bears her name and the title "Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence"

In grief, we seldom arrive with the language to help us translate the pain of our losses; even when the sorrow is shared by others, the act of grieving can be quite solitary. Particularly in diasporic communities, where war and displacement have shaped many generations, concepts of healing may be hard to define (with the search for forgiveness and acceptance even harder paths to traverse). How, then, do we meet our grief and face it with confidence? In what ways can we nurture ourselves and each other while living under this current political climate?”

—Khaty Xiong

We are proud to announce Khaty Xiong as the A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence for Spring 2022. Interim Director Dean Saranillio writes, “In a world that too often forces one to grieve in secret, Xiong allows us to think of grieving as a necessarily public and political act. Indeed, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic that has claimed over 800,000 lives in the United States alone. New York City was one of the first epicenters of the pandemic, and Xiong’s art allows us to feel and be held while processing the grief that we carry as a result of the difficult times in which we are living.”

Learn more about Xiong’s residency and her installation, Grief Garden, opening on Tuesday, March 1.