Maddie Butler is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Yale University, where she studied sculpture. In 2016 Butler co-founded Yeah Maybe, a gallery and critique space in Minneapolis, MN. She also works as the Art Director of ORAL, an online journal of web art and poetry. Recent shows include Yummy Yummy at Yes Ma’am Projects (Denver, CO), BBQLA’s The Fool’s Journey at This Works (St. Paul, MN), and Borscht Corp.’s The Smile That Launched 1,000 Ships at Satellite Art Show (Miami, FL)
Taina Cruz (b. 1998, New York) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher who graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and a minor in Critical Theory. Taina’s practice spans sculpture, 3D animation, and painting, and explores themes of blackness, technology, and mysticism. Her work draws from neocolonialism and critical race theory, as well as indigenous wisdom, to search for new meaning, materiality, and methodologies in order to reshape the future. Her work has been exhibited at the Rhode Island Museum of Art, Providence; The Bronx Art Space, Bronx; Re: Art Show, Brooklyn; Current Space, Baltimore, and was awarded the GO-A foundation award in 2019 which allowed her to travel and research in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Steven Duval is an artist, educator, and researcher currently working in Buffalo, NY. He has shown his work nationally and internationally including the Gwangju Biennale, Nuit Blanche Paris, the Pistoletto Foundation, and Apexarts. He completed his AHRC funded PhD at Oxford Brookes University in 2009 and recently completed a Postdoctoral position at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas in 2015. He is also a founding member of the pedagogical research collective Protoacademy. He has taught at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, the University of Kansas, the University of Wisconsin Colleges, Oxford Brookes University, and Edinburgh College of Art. Duval currently teaches at the University at Buffalo
Madeline Ludwig-Leone is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Primarily a painter, Ludwig-Leone also works in video, textile, drawing, and other media. Her work has been shown at the Co-Creative Center in New Bedford, MA; The Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery and Center, New London, CT; Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA; and Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis, MN; among others. She studied art at Yale University. In addition to her artistic practice, Ludwig-Leone also co-founded and co-curates Little Meat Up, a series of salon-style discussions where artists present work in progress in a critical, supportive environment. Visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma and freelance exhibition consultant Mariluz Hoyos are collaborators on this project.
"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I'll meet you there."
Recitation of Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish" while walking up the entirety of Karl-Marx-Strasse, Berlin, from the Neukolln S-Bahn Station to Hermannplatz, December 1st, 2020
Andrew Wagner is an artist, filmmaker, and writer from New Jersey. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Monsieur Zohore is an Ivorian-American artist based in New York and Baltimore. His practice is invested in the consumption and digestion of culture through the conflation of domestic quotidian labor with art production. Through performance, sculpture, installation and theater, his practices explore queer histories alongside his Ivorian-American heritage through a multi-faceted lens of humor, economics, art history, and labor. Zohore received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2015 and his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including Palo Gallery(New York), Terrault Gallery (Baltimore), New Release Gallery (New York), 56 Henry (New York), Canada Gallery (New York), and 315 Gallery (New York) as well as at the 2020 Material Art Fair (Coyoacan, CMDX). Zohore has also been invited to show at The Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore), Washington Projects for the Arts (Washington D.C.), and at The Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus).