The Bandung Residency

Upcoming Event

Bryan Hahn

Project: A music EP inviting Black and Asian musicians to work together on each track

Bio: Bryan Hahn is a video director, video producer, and owner of P.S. 4080, a creative agency that also acts as an independent music label. He has released over 5 music/visual projects which he oversaw distribution, artwork, videos, social roll out, A&R, contracts, events, and merch. Bryan has a background in music journalism for 10 years and transitioned into video production to pursue his passion for storytelling. He is also a member of the Asian American Collective where he acts as a content creator, event organizer, and mentor. In the last 2.5 years, Bryan has made it his mission to use whatever platform he has to spotlight Asian American creatives in front of and behind the camera.
Kai Naima Williams

Project: The Bridges Yuri Built is a biographical children’s book that follows the life of civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama, whose participation in numerous anti-oppression movements established her legacy as both a practitioner and symbol of cross-racial solidarity, mutual aid, and community building. Written by Kochiyama’s great-granddaughter and acquired by Kaepernick Publishing, Bridges intends to educate young readers about a revolutionary political figure whose story highlights important interactions between Black and Asian communities in U.S. movement history.

Bio: Kai Naima Williams is a writer, poet, and performer based in New York City. She is the author of the chapbooks Tomorrow Maps and He Tried to Drown the Ocean, I Waved. Her writing has been featured in Mask Magazine, DRØME Magazine, Louisiana Literature, Stirring Lit, and CRWN Magazine amongst other publications, and she has performed in showcases Sakhi for South Asian Women and as part of the Freshman Class at Bowery Poetry. She is the 2018 winner of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Fiction Award and the 2019 recipient of the Monroe Prize for Excellence in African-American studies, and she has been honored by the National YoungArts Foundation and The New York Times. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Eat At The Table Theatre Company, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing young actors of color with performance opportunities.

Dana Davenport

Project: Our project explores nuances within English and Korean languages as a way to offer streams of connections within Black and Korean communities, through an anthology of letters that will be part biographical and part speculative fiction. By deepening our existing relationship in an artistic, political, and intellectually driven pursuit, our collaboration embodies a microcosm of solidarity work.

Note: Dana Davenport and Suhyun Choi are working together, as part of a collective.

Bio: Dana Davenport is a Korean and Black-American interdisciplinary artist raised in Seoul, South Korea, currently based between NYC and LA. Within her community-driven practice, she addresses the complexities that surround interminority racism as a foundation for envisioning her own and the collective futurity of Black and Asian peoples. In 2021, as part of her artist residency at Recess Art (Brooklyn, NY), she developed the ongoing project ‘Dana’s Beauty Supply’, an experimental pop-up beauty supply store that reimagines the beauty supply as a space for critical dialogue, collaboration, creativity, and community through Korean-language classes, cosmetics workshops, and a scholarship initiative.
Lehna Huie

Project: Through interdisciplinary research methods, this activation space gathers stories of love and solidarity among global freedom struggles. It uplifts representations of diverse spiritual paths utilizing textile, collage, and video-based offerings honoring daily rituals of care, commitment, and recovery.

Bio: Lehna Huie is a multidisciplinary artist, mother and cultural worker of Jamaican heritage from NYC. Huie works in painting, installation and video on diaspora, memory and fragmentation - creating atmospheric portraits documenting her lineage.

Huie weaves multimedia patchworks expressing vignettes of self, familial ancestry and global Black history - while in dialogue with notions of liberation, migration and decolonization.

Concentrated on the soul, non-linear time and ritual, her works are composed of fabric, paper, projections, textile scraps and everyday objects. Her compositions integrate cultural symbols, treasured stories, and family photographs.

Lehna is an alum of Mount Royal’s Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Maryland Institute College of Art 21’. Lehna was named Artist Changemaker with Global Fund for Women and was an Inaugural resident of Stoneleaf Retreat Art Mamas Residency 22’.

Lehna had solo exhibitions at Gaddy Hamrick Art Center, Newhouse Center Contemporary Art, Clover’s and FluxFactory. She has participated in group shows at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, EubieBlake Jazz Cultural Center, Colored Girls Museum, Puffin Foundation and Raw Space and received awards including Space for Creative Black Imagination Research Fellowship and Joan Mitchell Center.
Louise Yeung

Project: A documentation of Black and Asian traditions of herbal healing, exploring how those practices can foster new forms of community care.

Bio: Louise Yeung strives to envision and build a better world as an urban planner and visual artist of the Hong Kong diaspora. Through printmaking and book arts, Louise explores migratory relationships between people, plants, and animals who transform new environments to call home. Louise’s place-based approach to her creative practice is informed heavily by her vocational work in climate justice policy and organizing as the Chief Climate Officer for the NYC Comptroller. She is a co-founder of Sunken Press 沉香出版, an art collaborative with Gloria Lau. Their most recent project, Industrial Chinatown, is a visual essay that traces the hidden manufacturing economies of NYC’s Chinatown neighborhoods. Louise is an Advisory Board member of the Octavia Project, which uses the creative power of speculative fiction, art, and science to engage femme and nonbinary teens in imagining greater possibilities for our future.
Margaret Rhee

Project: The Poetic Pantry of Afro-Asian Solidarities will draw from models of mutual aid to include healthy and delicious food of and poetry and literature on the African Asian diaspora, resistance, and solidarities from poets and writers.

Bio: Margaret Rhee is a poet, scholar and new media artist. Rhee’s debut poetry collection, “Love, Robot,” was published in 2017 and has been named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine and awarded a 2018 Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the 2019 Best Book Award in Poetry by the Asian American Studies Association.

As a new media artist, her project The Kimchi Poetry Machine is exhibited at the Electronic Literature Review Volume III and included in the anthology Art as Social Practice: Technologies for Change (Routledge, 2022). From 2008 - 2018, with collaborators from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, she co-lead the participatory project From the Center which focused on digital storytelling, women of color, and HIV/AIDS education in the San Francisco Jail.

Rhee is an assistant professor at The New School in the School of Media Studies. Prior to The New School, Rhee held a faculty appointments at the University at Buffalo-SUNY, Harvard, and University of Oregon. Rhee earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in ethnic studies with a Designated Emphasis in new media studies, and her B.A. in Creative Writing/English from the University of Southern California.
Suhyun (Sonia) Choi

Project: Our project explores nuances within English and Korean languages as a way to offer streams of connections within Black and Korean communities, through an anthology of letters that will be part biographical and part speculative fiction. By deepening our existing relationship in an artistic, political, and intellectually driven pursuit, our collaboration embodies a microcosm of solidarity work.

Note: Suhyun Choi and Dana Davenport are working together, as part of a collective.

Bio: Suhyun Choi is a Queerean artist and organizer. Growing up in different contexts built their understanding of the complexity of globalization, capitalism, and colonialism, in a macro and interpersonal way. They are particularly interested in QTBIPOC solidarity work. Their work in BUFU, a collective they are a co-founder of, has been covered by the Village Voice, NYLON, Hyperallergic, the Fader, and more. For BUFU’s programming, they have worked with the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, New Women Space, and the New Museum. They are currently doing a New Media Leadership program for Ford Foundation and are a Session artist for Recess Art.
Tiffany Diane Tso

Project: Sprung from an ongoing collaboration between Black Women Radicals (BWR) and the Asian American Feminist Collective (AAFC), Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities: An Anthology is a groundbreaking collection that interrogates historical and contemporary Black and Asian American feminist cross-racial organizing, leadership, and perspectives.

Bio: Tiffany Diane Tso is a freelance multimedia journalist, writer-editor, organizer, and cultural producer based in Lenapehoking (New York City). Her work focuses on Asian American issues, Black-Asian solidarities, sex work, labor, advocacy, and art—all through a feminist lens—and has been published in platforms including Slate, HuffPost, Refinery29, Allure, and more. Some recent and ongoing collaborative writing and editing projects include the Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities column on Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, a forthcoming Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities anthology for Haymarket Books, and e-book But I Am Here: Speeches, Writing and Art from the Sex Worker Movement in New York City. She is a cofounder of the Asian American Feminist Collective (AAFC), a racial and gender justice group that engages in intersectional feminist politics grounded within our communities through political education, media-making, and public events.
Malaika Temba

Project: A large-scale hand woven and hand dyed textile work that looks at the history of coffee and tea ceremonies in East Africa and Asia, and highlights how these traditions contrast to Western and capitalist consumption of these drinks, and at a larger scale, human labor and time. This project will center and involve the communities identified by looking at our unique histories and cultures and exploring how our relationship with coffee and tea has evolved over time.

Bio: Malaika Temba is a Textile Artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Washington D.C. of Tanzanian heritage, Temba grew up across Saudi Arabia, Uganda, South Africa, Morocco, and the U.S (MD, RI, NY). Temba’s lens and creative process are global, nourished by these experiences. Temba graduated with a BFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design in 2018 and is currently an adjunct professor there in the Textiles Department. In addition to her studio and teaching practice, Temba has worked at Pyer Moss, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and for contemporary artists including Jim Drain, Kenya (Robinson), and Anthony McCall. She has shown her work at Design Miami, the MET Gala, former Naval Base Fort Adams in Newport RI, and on the runway at New York Fashion Week. Select exhibitions include those at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, Allouche Gallery in New York, and Galerie Lilia Ben Salah in Paris, France. Her work is part of various public and private collections worldwide, including collections of Jorge M. Pérez at El Espacio 23, and Beth Rudin DeWoody at The Bunker Artspace. Temba is the 2021 recipient of the YoungArts Jorge M. Pérez Award.
Anooj Bhandari

Project: Bring a Friend is a party, a multi-disciplinary performance space, and a community conversation, centering the politic that is queer friendship. BaF sits at the intersection of intimacy and joy, and intends to collaborate with a multitude of artists to build a fabric of solidaritous companionship in its process.

Anooj’s Bio: Anooj/mybodyasleep is a multidisciplinary artist and community organizer. He currently coordinates training and youth programming at Restorative Justice Initiative, and facilitates communities of practice centering every-day-transformative-justice-and-abolition, most recently at May Day Space and New York Public Libraries. He’s an ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists and Fresh Lime Soda Productions, and is a storytelling teaching artist at the Moth and devised performance instructor at the School of The New York Times.

Sunnie Liu

Project: With the city moving people detained at Rikers Island to new jails in Harlem and Chinatown, my project will visualize and advocate for community-driven alternatives to these incarceration sites. This abolitionist reimagining aims to invigorate a grassroots movement that brings together Black and Asian communities to fight back against the proposed jails.

Bio: Sunnie Liu is an artist, researcher, and organizer whose work has been featured by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Yale Norfolk School of Art Residency, POV on PBS, Gidra, Prism Reports, and Foreign Policy. Sunnie graduated from Yale University with degrees in Studio Art and History. Born in rural China but raised in Houston as the child of Chinatown workers, Sunnie advocates for collective liberation through a community-centered practice. Sunnie currently organizes to protect Manhattan’s Chinatown and Lower East Side from gentrification and displacement. Previously, Sunnie fought for labor rights with Justice is Global and Mobilization for Justice, healthcare access with Southerners for Medicaid Expansion, and equitable housing with DesegregateCT. Sunnie is a co-founder of Xin Sheng Project, which won 2nd in the 2021 Gold Futures Challenge for its dedication to politicizing, combatting mis/disinformation, and sparking intergenerational conversation among the Chinese diaspora.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.