EMERGE FLAGSHIP PROGRAM - 2022 COHORT

Autumn Newcomb, 2022

Autumn Newcomb is a funkadelic multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a radical joy resister, a modern day dadaist, and a proud, queer, Mexican American. She uses color, humor and optimism to fight the power and promote self love through a variety of mediums including illustration, video, performance, soft-sculpture, and glass. She learned and earned her BFA from Alfred University School of Art and Design. She has shown at BRIC Arts, The Dimenna Center for Classical Music, Fashion Institute of Technology, and The Brooklyn Clay Tour.
autumnnewcomb.com
IG: @autumnnewcombart

Aviya Hernstadt, 2022

Aviya is a New York-Jewish multidisciplinary performance artist working primarily in movement, autobiography, comedy, and sculptural installation. She deconstructs Jewish rituals, traditions, and stories in hopes to dig out their contemporary, diasporic, queer, apocalypse-surviving, and anti-racist contexts. She has performed in collaboration with Carmen Caceres DanceAction, Yehuda Hyman’s Mystical Feet Company, and The New Shul. Her recent works include “Are my tears disturbing you?”, a dance theater piece choreographed for the New Shul’s High Holidays services, and “Gelilah,” a multidisciplinary performance piece exploring religious pageantry made in collaboration with sculptor Madeline Coven. In 2021, she spent 6 weeks as an artist-in-residence at The Sable Project in Vermont. 

aviyahernstadt.com
IG: @aviyarrh

Catherine Chen, 2022

Catherine Chen is a poet and performer living in Brooklyn. They are the author of the chapbook Manifesto, or: Hysteria (Big Lucks, 2019) and the forthcoming full-length collection Beautiful Machine Woman Language (Noemi Press, 2023). They have been awarded fellowships and residencies from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Theater Mitu, Poets House, and Lambda Literary.

aluutte.com
IG: @aluutte

Cristina Bartley Domínguez, 2022

Cristina is a Mexican-American multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Her practice centers on the reconstruction of myths into icons of progress through the unraveling of memory and movement to negotiate the relationship between the US and Mexico. She uses movement and world-building as a way to activate history and unpack tensions between opposing cultures; commenting on the intertwining of tradition, change, and search for origin.

cristinabartleydominguez.com
IG: @cristinabartleydominguez

 

Josiah Vasquez, 2022

Josiah Vasquez (he/they) is an alum of Tufts University’s Class of 2020, having graduated with a Bachelor’s in Drama with a minor in Music. As a Bronx-born, non-binary, and Afro-Latinx performer, Josiah specializes in theatrical performance (having credits from Columbia University and Prospect Theatre Company), but has also dabbled in modeling– most notably as one of Clinique’s models for their “My Top 3” campaign. Moving forward, Josiah hopes to continue to meld his love for art and activism and to pursue work that challenges how we were taught the world should be.

Follow Josiah’s artistic journey on IG @jahosah

Jovon Outlaw, 2022

Jovon Outlaw (they/he) is a Bronx-born and raised interdisciplinary artist. They specialize in cinematography, performance art, and writing. Jovon looks to reexamine generational traumas through a comedic lens, adding video and lo-fi technology to the stage. Jovon’s films have appeared at SXSW and Jacob Burns Film Center. Jovon uses theatrical clowning, improvisation, and movement to build a world on stage. In 2017, Jovon was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. As an artist with an invisible disability, they look to disavow the notion of “You don’t look sick,” and hope to bring empathy and levity through emotional vulnerability. Jovon wants to get rid of the idea that the only way to be an artist is to be a suffering artist.

jovonoutlaw.com
IG: @jovonoutlaw

kc jackperson, 2022

kc jackperson is a dance and movement artist in new york city. for kc dance is a means of communication and a tool for intervention in social practice. their work is a conversation in movement which explores themes of identity, belonging/unbelonging, community, and the expansion of binaries. working in multiple dance and movements styles, kc strives to uncover the universal in the specific.

 

 

Maira Duarte, 2022

Maira Duarte, a Mexican New York-based artist, educator, and organizer, champions non-hierarchical artistic exchange through Dance To The People (DTTP), an evolving collective created in 2015. DTTP has created choreographed pieces and organized community forums, workshops, public practices, environmental movement research, and performance parties, all donation-based and open to the public. Recent DTTP work has involved the development of public and participatory practices, called Trash Outings, as well as multiple choreographed street performances around trash and discarded materials. Other DTTP work includes Papalotl Muyus, a protest dance film in solidarity with migrant families at the border, made in collaboration with Semillas Collective and Mayday Space. Maira is part of the community project Escuelita Arrecifes, located in a marginalized neighborhood of Tulum, Mexico, where she has implemented several dance and environmental education programs. She also co-runs The Woods, a low-cost rehearsal and performance space in Ridgewood, Queens.

dancetothepeople.org
IG: @dttp.nyc

Mobéy Lola Irizarry, 2022

Mobéy Lola Irizarry (they/them) is a genderqueer composer, improviser, multi-instrumentalist, and transdisciplinary artist. Based in Brooklyn, they hail from the Puerto Rican diaspora in Hartford, CT, and are a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. They make within the lineages of decolonial uprisings, collections of tiny mirrors at queer clubs, and the precolonial languages of the drum and the braid.

mobeyirizarry.com
IG: @lola.machine

Naisha Solomon, 2022

Naisha Solomon is a Trinbagonian singer-songwriter, sonic archivist and Caribbean scholar living and working in Brooklyn as a Community Organizer. Her practice explores Afro-Caribbean music genres, dance, storytelling and other modes of performance in relation to colonial resistance. Her motivation to emancipate the unheard or concealed has catalysed her passion for studying, reimagining and rewriting Caribbean female slave narratives. With Caribbean oral histories and folklore in the biology of her concepts, she is encouraged by characters like the La Diablesse and Soucouyant and is convinced their stories are rooted in reality. Intent on decoding their messages, she hopes to create works that dance as seamlessly as they do along the intersection of magic, femininity, joy, horror, beauty, strength, humour and truth. Naisha earned an MA in Art, Education & Community Practice (2020) from New York University. Her recent releases include single “Cahneeval Done,” featured on The Island Project.

IG: @badman.nai

Honey Bundy / Parker White, 2022

Honey Bundy/Parker White (he/him) is a genderqueer trans man and drag artist based in NYC. Originally from Pittsburgh, Honey has only recently started his drag journey, but has been a lifelong multidisciplinary artist who draws inspiration from all corners of life. Horror, camp, occultism, bimboism, gender, and sexuality are all core fragments of Honey’s persona; he aims to combine the uncombinable, explore the grey areas of life, and co-exist with many truths at once. As someone who has struggled immensely with mental health, Honey uses drag as radical medicine to not only heal himself, but also to help others heal as well. Currently, he is working on his BFA in Film and Screen Studies at Pace University, and has performed at venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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IG: @h0neybundy

Yali Romagoza, 2022

Yali Romagoza is a Cuban-born artist whose interdisciplinary work discusses migration issues and the effects of political trauma on the individual. Through her alter-ego Cuquita The Cuban Doll, she approaches identity, power, and Latinx feminism. Romagoza graduated with an MFA in Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Art History from Havana University. Her works have been presented at the Art and Social Activism Festival, NY; The Immigrant Artist Biennial, NY. Romagoza has performed at Links Hall Theater, Chicago; Teatro LATEA, NY; Art in Odd Places, NY; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC; Grace Exhibition Space, NY. She has been granted awards and residencies, including Cátedra Arte de Conducta by Tania Bruguera, La Habana, Bétonsalon Centre d’ art et de recherche, Paris; NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, NY; Creative Capital NYC Taller, NY; Franklin Furnace Fund, SVA Artist Residency Project, NY.

yaliromagoza.org
IG: @cuquitathecubandoll