NYCAASC 2018: Emergence Workshops
NYCAASC 2018 > Workshops: Track 2
LGBTQ South Asian Artists
GC 288, 1:45 - 3:10
The South Asian diaspora is filled with folks from incredibly diverse backgrounds and identities. Many LGBTQ South Asian Americans choose to celebrate these intersecting identities through art. This workshop showcases the artwork of LGBTQ South Asian artists who express their stories through different mediums including music, poetry, and film, and discusses the experiences of navigating culture, art, and identity.
Sagaree Jain is a poet, writer, and researcher. She grew up in the Silicon Valley and studied History at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the co-creator of the Turmeric Project, which spotlights queer South Asian art, and she currently works as a Gardner Fellow at Human Rights Watch. Sagaree's work has been featured or is upcoming in the Aerogram, Spy Kids Review, The Offing, and the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn.
Anju is a queer, nonbinary South Asian American singer/songwriter/producer of homemade music. Their music explores love, home, diaspora, identity, and imagination. They create to heal and process their own reality with the hope that their listeners, especially listeners of color, will find solace in their sound.
Farhat is a Bangladeshi gender nonconforming filmmaker with The South Asian Diaspora Artists Collective (SADAC). SADAC is a member-led group using art as a tool for resistance, healing, community building, and liberation. The Collective meets regularly to workshop in-progress artwork (of any media); to discuss art, activism, identity, casteism and politics; and to create work and collaborate across disciplines and issues. The collective is dedicated to breaking down barriers that exist within the South Asian and Indo Carribean diaspora in order to build long-term, sustainable community in solidarity with all communities of color.