The Bandung Residency

Hidemi Takagi
Hidemi Takagi was born in Kyoto, Japan and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Takagi has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her notable selected exhibitions include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Queens Museum, BRIC Media Art Center, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Takagi participated in: the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2004); the NYFA IAP Mentoring Program (2008); the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space; Artist Studio Residency (2010); the Engaging Artist residency by More Art (2015); BRIC’s New Media Art Fellowship (2016); Utopian Practice Fellowship by Culture Push (2017); En Foco Photography Fellowship (2018); KODA Artist Residency: Identity + Justice (2020) and Gallery Aferro The sustainable arts fellowship (2022) . Her work has been reviewed in Time Out Tel Aviv, Time Out New York, the New York Times, and the Village Voice. Her Blender project was selected for the Times Square Public Arts Program of the Times Square Alliance 2011 and her Hello, it’s me was awarded a Seed Grant by More Art, in 2017. The Bed-Stuy Social Photo Club and Herkimer Street Stoop Interview were awarded the Brooklyn Arts Fund grants in 2019 and 2021 by the Brooklyn Arts.
Hannah Miao
Hannah Miao is an artist, writer and journalist based in New York. Her artistic practice centers on figurative painting as a dialogue between the subject and the viewer, exploring the interiority and positionality of people of color, particular Asian American women and femmes. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, where she studied public policy and theater studies. Hannah is a 2022 Lower East Side Young Artists of Color Fellow at FABnyc and a reporter for CNBC. Her
feature writing about a Cleveland’s Asiatown during the height of the pandemic in spring of 2020 won the Fischer-Zernin Award for Local Journalism. She was also awarded the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award for Highest Academic Achievement from the Sanford School of Public Policy (2021), the Diversity in Arts Leadership program from the Americans for the Arts (2019), the Oliver Koonz Prize in Human Rights Writing from Franklin Humanities Institute (2018) and the George Roby Art Award from Hawken School (2017). Hannah was born and raised in greater Cleveland, Ohio.
Jamel Mims
Jamel Mims is an African American mandarin-language rapper, multimedia artist and revolutionary based in New York City. Known as the bilingual storyteller MC Tingbudong, his work concerns the historical and contemporary cultural connections between Black America and China, social movements, memory and augmented/virtual/hyperreality. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Boston College, and studied at the University of Business and Economics in Beijing. After graduating, he received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue an independent study about hip hop in China. He was an artist-in-residence at Found Sound China, a US State Department funded music diplomacy residency that brought select American and Chinese producers together for a collaborative tour. He began studying mandarin in high school at Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC. As MC Tingbudong, he has performed extensively across the U.S. and China: including South by Southwest Music Festival, China Week LA, Yue Space, NOX Chengdu, and Modern Sky Music Festival. His work has been shown at Telematicc Gallery, WallPlay, and SmackMellon Gallery in New York City. He is currently a Senior Fellow at USC Annenberg’s Innovation Lab. His work has been featured in i_D magazine, Variety, VICE, The Nation, Radii China, Goldthread and more.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn based artist working primarily in oil painting, public art, and multimedia installations. She is from Oklahoma City, born to a Black mother and Iranian father. Tatyana’s work is rooted in community engagement and the public sphere. She makes site specific work that considers how people, particularly women, queer folks, and Black and brown people, experience race and gender within their surrounding environments – from the sidewalk, to retail stores, to the church, to the workplace. She is the creator of Stop Telling Women to Smile, an international street art series that tackles gender-based street harassment.
Daphne Lundi & Gloria Lau
Laudi CoLab is a practice founded by Gloria Lau and Daphne Lundi. Their work spans many disciplines, including urban planning, design, landscape architecture, textile manipulation, and illustration. A foundational principle of Laudi CoLab is the belief in collective work as not only a tool for creating a more just world but as a joyful liberatory practice that allows for experimentation and thinking outside of professional silos. Central to their mission is amplifying community stories in the built environment that have been erased or undervalued and pushing the boundaries of what mediums are possible for storytelling. Gloria and Daphne are both Forefront Fellows of the Urban Design Forum and met as organizers through DivComm.They also work in community with other organizations, including BlackSpace and Design as Protest.
Chanel Matsunami Govreau

Chanel Matsunami Govreau is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. They have exhibited at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, WA; SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA; Chashama, New York, NY; FLXST Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Holding House, Detroit, MI.

As an educator, Matsunami Govreau teaches photography and digital storytelling to young people who are recent immigrants to the United States. They are also the co-founder of Unblended, a workshop series celebrating Black and Asian intersectional friendships. They have given numerous artist talks at universities and colleges including Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI; and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Their work has appeared in the Observer, Bitch Magazine and Juxtapoze Online.

Matsunami Govreau received their BFA from UW-Madison in 2011 where they studied performance, printmaking and Asian American Studies.
Alisha Acquaye

Alisha (she/they/we) is a creative writer, poet and workshop facilitator from Brooklyn, NY. She’s passionate about music, Black femme joy, Black queer joy, and afrofuturism. Their work is in Catapult, Carve magazine, Teen Vogue, Allure, GQ and more platforms.

Most recently, Alisha won the Carve Magazine Poetry and Prose Prize of 2020 for her lyrical essay Fruit Snack Fairytale, judged by prolific essayist and poet Kendra Allen. Carve Magazine also nominated Alisha’s essay-poem for a Pushcart Prize. Fingers crossed.

As a workshop bae, Alisha curates loving and imaginative writing spaces for us to explore different realms within ourselves. The Words Between Us, Black Nightmare, Unraveling Our Inner Child, and The End…are some of the many spaces they created for Black people to play, heal and grow through words and world building.
Rohan Zhou-Lee

Rohan Zhou-Lee, pronouns They/Siya/祂 (Tā) is a Queer/Non-Binary (gender Firebird) Black-Asian author, dancer, and organizer in New York City. Zhou-Lee is the founder of the Blasian March, an initiative to build solidarity between Black, Asian and Blasian communities through education and celebration.

Zhou-Lee is also a dancer, trumpeter, and writer of poetry, essays, and Afro-Asian fantasy.
Jess Snow
Jess X. Snow (they/them/他/tā) is a writer/director, multi-disciplinary artist, cultural worker and poet, who creates genre-defying inter-generational stories from a queer, non-binary Asian immigrant lens. Spanning large scale augmented reality murals, wheat-pasted posters, children’s books, and narrative films, their work explores how healing, mutual care and chosen family can help us imagine homes and futures untouched by borders, policing and violence. They are currently based on the lands of the Lenape and Canarsie people.