Moe Angelos is one of The Five Lesbian Brothers, who have written, performed and published six plays and other things that the internet can tell you all about. Moe has collaborated with the Builders Association as a performer and writer since 2000 and is now touring with The Builders’ show, Elements of Oz. She has been involved with the WOW Café forever and has appeared in the work of many downtown luminaries including Carmelita Tropicana, Anne Bogart, Holly Hughes, Lois Weaver, Kate Stafford, Brooke O’Harra, Half Straddle and The Ridiculous Theatrical Company. To hear more, visit The Made Here Project and browse the artists.
Arthur Aviles, an award-winning New York-Rican dancer/choreographer, was born in Queens and raised in Long Island and the South Bronx. He studied theatre with Peter Vercillo and Edward M. Fourrey. His physical training included swimming, diving, wrestling and gymnastics. He received his B.A. from Bard College where he studied dance with Lenore Latimer, Jean Churchill, Albert Reid and Aileen Passloff.
Liz Collins is a New York City-based artist and designer. Liz received a BFA and MFA in Textiles at RISD in 1991 and 1999. Liz’s solo exhibitions have been at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY; Heller Gallery and the Textile Arts Center in New York City; AMP Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts; AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island; and at the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee. Liz has received many awards and accolades, including a United States Artist Target Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, and a CeCArtsLink Grant. Liz has done residencies at Haystack, Yaddo, Occidental College, and AIR Alaska.
Avram Finkelstein is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn. Finkelstein is a founding member of the Silence=Death collective and the art collective, Gran Fury, with whom he collaborated on public art projects for The Whitney Museum, The Venice Biennale, Artforum, LAMOCA, The New Museum, Creative Time, and The Public Art Fund. The collective has work in the permanent collections of The Whitney, MoMA, and The New Museum.
Kimberly Mayhorn is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist utilizing installation, sculpture, theatre, dance, sound and film/video. The Brooklyn-based artist is a Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Fellow. Kimberly creates large-scale, site-responsive installations, assemblages, and sculptures that are process-driven and often influenced by a historical context, then stripped away from their initial motivation, pared down to a singular thought and built back up slowly to create a new language and narrative in her artwork. Kimberly is an Emmy nominated video editor with 20 years experience working in the television industry at networks such as NBC, CNN, CBS, and MTV.
Sarah Schulman’s 18 books include the 2016 novel The Cosmopolitans, which Kirkus called “A Modern Classic.” Her new nonfiction book, forthcoming in October, is “Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair.” A playwright, screenwriter, journalist and AIDS historian, Sarah is co-founder of MIX: NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, now in its 30th year. Her awards include a Guggenheim (Playwrighting), Fulbright (Judaic Studies) and the Kessler Prize for Significant Contribution to LGBT Studies.
Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer and actress. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out, Bomb, VIBE, and on the cover of New York Magazine. In 2015, she appeared in Art Forum and The Huffington Post. At current, she teaches in the department of Journalism and Communication at LIU and is online faculty at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute teaching Human Rights and Writing Art. In 2016, She performed at the Poetry Project, NYU and Pratt Universities, Smack Mellon Gallery, was an artist- in- residence at Poet-Linc, Lincoln Center Education, and directed a final showcase at Lincoln Center Atrium. Her forthcoming Chapbook, Sweet Dreams, will be published by Belladonna in 2017.
Stephen Winter is an award winning filmmaker who has worked with Steve Harvey, Lee Daniels, John Cameron Mitchell, Xan Cassavetes, John Krokidas, David France, Gus Van Sant and Jonathan Caouette. Stephen’s new film as writer/director “Jason and Shirley” (2015) a fictionalized imagining of the 1966 Chelsea Hotel filming of “Portrait of Jason” with Sarah Schulman as Shirley Clarke and Jack Waters as Jason Holliday was called “One of the year’s finest” by Richard Brody in The New Yorker and played for two sold out weeks at the Museum of Modern Art. He teaches filmmaking at Cornell University and Williams College.
Carrie Yamaoka has exhibited widely in the US and Europe since the 1980s. Her most recent solo exhibition was at Lucien Terras in New York in September 2015. Yamaoka’s work has been featured in Greater New York 2015 at MoMA/PS1, and in exhibitions at the Mannheimer Kunstverein, CAN Neuchatel, MMKA, the Wexner Center, the Albright-Knox, MassMOCA and Artists Space among other venues. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, The New Yorker, Bomb, and Time Out New York. Yamaoka’s work is in the public collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. She is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy.
Margaret Ewing is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, where she is co-organizer of Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts (opening September 2016). Past exhibitions include Pierre Huyghe: Untilled (2015), The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World (2014), and Carol Bove: The Equinox (2013). A specialist in contemporary art, her critical writings have appeared in Artforum, among other publications. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Art History from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in History from Oberlin College.