ISCP TalkAugust 23, 2022, 6:30–8pm
Publishing from an Immigrant Perspective
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Lizania Cruz: Every Immigrant Is a Writer/Todo Inmigrante Es un Escritor, ISCP is pleased to host a conversation between the artist and two guest speakers; Adriana Monsalve and Emmy Catedral, who are immigrant publishers, writers, and artists. The conversation will center publishing as a practice and tool for highlighting the immigrant experience, and will close with a poetry reading by writer and curator Serubiri Moses. A broadside of one of his poems, designed and printed by Cruz, will be available at the event.
Adriana Monsalve (she/they) is an artist, cultural worker and collaborative publisher working in the photobook medium. Along with Caterina Ragg, Monsalve is co-founder of Homie House Press, a cooperative platform that challenges the ever-changing forms of storytelling with image and text.
Emmy Catedral is an artist and writer. She is co-librarian of the Pilipinx American Library and former Fairs & Editions Coordinator at Printed Matter, Inc. She is Curator of Public Programs at Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA) where she also manages the bookshop, and teaches in the Curatorial Practice MFA Program at Maryland Institute College of Art. Emmy is a Butuan-born, Queens-raised first generation immigrant.
Serubiri Moses is an independent writer and curator who currently lives in New York City. He was the co-curator for the fifth edition of the contemporary art survey, Greater New York, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City. In 2020 and 2021, he served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, where he taught contemporary African and Black art history. Since 2018, he has served as faculty for independent art education platforms such as Dark Study (US), Digital Earth Fellowship (NL), New Centre for Research and Practice (DE/ US).
Lizania Cruz (she/her) is a Dominican participatory artist and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being and belonging. Cruz has been an artist-in-residence and fellow at the Laundromat Project Create Change (2017-2019), Robert Blackburn Workshop Studio Immersion Project (SIP) (2019), Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Visual Arts (2021-2022), and Planet Texas 2050 Artist Resident — University of Texas (2022), among others. Her work has been exhibited at BronxArtSpace, New York City; Project for Empty Space, Newark; ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach; The August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh; and Sharjah’s First Design Biennale, Sharjah, among others. Recently she was part of ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21 at El Museo del Barrio, the first national survey of Latinx artists by the institution.
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Lizania Cruz: Every Immigrant Is a Writer/Todo Inmigrante Es un Escritor is supported, in part, by Vision Fund; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; Toby Devan Lewis; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Woodbury Foundation.