Hima B. is a director & producer who makes social issue documentaries, narratives, experimental films and videos that explore the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, labor, & economics, especially as they relate to queer people, people of color, & women and girls.
Hima B worked with Matt Wolf.
Jess Barbagallo is an NYC-based writer/director/performer who has toured internationally and domestically with Big Dance Theater, the Builders Association, Theater of a Two-Headed Calf (and its Dyke Division) and Half Straddle. Playwriting credits include Grey-Eyed Dogs (Dixon Place), Saturn Nights (Incubator Arts Center), Good Year for Hunters (New Ohio Theatre), Karen Davis Does … (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), Joe Ranono’s Yuletide Log and Other Fruitcakes (Dixon Place), Sentence Fetish (Brick Theater), Melissa, So Far (Andy’s Playhouse) and My Old Man (and Other Stories) (Dixon Place). Other words have been published by Howlround, Bomb Blog, New York Live Arts Blog: Context Notes, Brooklyn Rail and 53rd State Press. He is a 2009 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab alum, and a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow. In 2015, Jess was selected to participate in the Persona Seminar think tank at the New Museum and was recently invited to the Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writer’s Group. Jess has taught theater and writing as a guest artist and adjunct lecturer at Duke University, New York University, Brooklyn College, the Vermont Young Playwright’s Festival and The O’Neill Center. MFA: Brooklyn College (Himan Brown Playwriting Award 2008 and 2009).
Jess Barbagallo worked with Stacy Szymaszek.
Yve Laris Cohen
Yve Laris Cohen makes performances, objects, and the occasional video. All of it is dance. Yve was a 2010 Fresh Tracks resident at Dance Theater Workshop, and is currently a Movement Research Artist in Residence.
Yve Laris Cohen worked with Justin Vivian Bond.
Pilar Gallego is a Brooklyn-based artist, curator, and queer community activist. They are interested in exploring and developing a visual language that speaks to and of gender, feminism, and minority representations.
Pilar Gallego worked with Nicole Eisenman.
Pati Hertling is a New York-based curator and writer. Since 2005 she has been working on small, independent curatorial projects. Hertling has authored texts on artists and art. Texts include a short essay in the catalogue for modern at the Chelsea Art Museum, an interview with Jonathan Horowitz for an exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK, an essay for a Hayley Tompkins catalogue published by the Inverleith House, Edinburgh, UK and a review of a Collier Schorr exhibition in Berlin for V Magazine. She is currently working on a publication on Art Law.
Pati Hertling worked with Hilton Als.
Darren Jones is an artist, curator and writer from Scotland, now based in New York. As an artist he has exhibited in over 80 exhibitions including the 2010 Moscow Biennial for Young Art as and the 2009 Queens International Biennial at the Queens Museum, NY. He remains an independent curator and is currently working on several exhibitions including the largest survey of Scottish contemporary art ever to be shown in New York. Jones is a contributing critic for ArtUS Magazine.
Darren Jones worked with Jonathan Katz.
A 2010 Pushcart Prize Nominee, Saeed Jones’ poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in publications like Hayden’s Ferry Review, StorySouth, Jubilat, West Branch, Weave, The Collagist & Line Break.
Saeed Jones worked with Sarah Schulman.
Xavier Marrades is a filmmaker born in Barcelona in 1979. His works are primarily documentaries and are influenced by his strong photographic and musical background.
Xavier Marrades worked with Barbara Hammer.
The films Edward has produced or directed have aired on cable television and screened at festivals all over the world including: Telluride, Outfest, Newfest, 38th Annual Student Academy Awards, Slamdace, Palm Springs, Woodstock, Cinequest, Clermont-Ferrand, and Gen Art.
Edward McDonald worked with Jennie Livingston.
Tommy Pico is author of IRL (Birds LLC, 2016) and Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017). Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn where he co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker.
Tommy Pico worked with Pamela Sneed.
Harrison David Rivers is a Kansas born New York based playwright. His work has been developed and produced at The American Airlines Theater on Broadway, Lincoln Center, Atlantic Theater, the Lucille Lortel Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage, the McGinn-Cazale Theater, Atlantic Stage 2, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, the 45th Street Theater, Dixon Place, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Sundance Theater Lab on Governor’s Island.
Harrison Rivers worked with John Kelly.
Guadalupe Rosales is a New York based artist. Her most recent projects take the form of installation, sculpture, textiles, costuming, drawing, and collaborating.
Guadalupe Rosales worked with Louise Fishman.
Jacolby Satterwhite is a multimedia artist born in Columbia, South Carolina. He’s recieved residencies at Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Harvestworks, Center For Photography at Woodstock and Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown.
Jacolby Satterwhite worked with Angela Dufresne.
Justin Sayre is an actor, writer and director based in New York. As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in New York, including Michael Howard, Austin Pendleton and Joanna Merlin. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, Judy hands, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical.
Justin Sayre worked with Everett Quinton.
Aldrin Valdez is a painter and writer based in New York City. Valdez is a Contributing Writer for ArtSlant and has been published in the Brooklyn Rail. Valdez is co-founder of Foundational Sharing, a series of queer readings, performances, and publications, with artist and organizer Ted Kerr.