Please join the IPRC in warmly welcoming the 2023 / 2024 Cohort of Re/Source Residents:
Ami Patel (she/her) is a queer poet who is working on a poetry manuscript, much of which explores grief. During her re/source residency, she will host writing and zine-making workshops for QTBIPOC parents who’ve experienced pregnancy loss, child loss, infertility, and/or grief in their family-making journey. [Artist Photo by @lanawrightphoto]
Christina Martin During their residency at the IPRC, Christina Martin (she/they) (@cowpokepress) will be embarking on a research-based print publication, experimenting with techniques offered by IPRC such as mono-printing, letterpress, and RISO. They envision crafting a hand-bound publication centered around themes of identity, intersectionality, borders, and their Mexican heritage, culminating in a gallery showcase. In addition, they will be extending their “Vital Community RISOs” poster project; collaborating with marginalized artists to create impactful RISO-printed posters for community-building and information dissemination. [Artist Photo by @pcklcat]
De-Canon (Dao Strom, & Jyothi Natarajan) is a library art + social practice + publishing project that centers works by BIPOC writers and artists. In 2023-24, De-Canon will use the IPRC re/source residency to make a pamphlet series that documents our ways of disrupting and reimagining how we read and interact with literature. Our residency project will also connect to a forthcoming anthology of hybrid-literary works by BIPOC women and nonbinary writers.
Ella Ray (she/they) is a sister, friend, and an auntie based in Portland, Oregon. From 9 am to 5 pm she works as an arts writer and editor, art historian, and library worker. Through a critical writing and research practice guided by black feminist frameworks and homegrown archival methodologies, Ray seeks to honor black femme communication patterns and their corresponding visual and sonic representations. During this residency Ray will work on “Sumatriptan,” a spiral bound, riso printed collection of interviews and essays about black disability, chronic illness, and pain. This project is a strategy against isolation and a disruption of individualism.
Hanna Trejo (they/she) (@maracuya.jugosa) is a queer painter, DJ, photographer, designer and social worker. They will be working on a compilation of emotional regulation and coping skills worksheets, based on dialectical-behavioral, trauma-informed, and strengths-based therapy styles, as well as their experiences within mental health, while being the daughter of Venezuelan and Korean immigrants. These worksheets will be used as materials for community workshops around the intersection of art, healing, and mental health. [Artist Photo by @viixctoriia]
Maximiliano, mononymously named, maximiliano (they/them), is an afro-chicanx experimental artist exploring the intersection of spirituality & technology through the lens of Black Nihilist Futurism. They will be working on ANDROIDS IN THE TOWER : niveaux de gris, a Black diasporic contemporary parable that serves as a mirror to our current ecological concerns while offering a space for dreaming, pleasure, and ancestral remembering.