Ian Sampson

Cohort 1 / West Philadelphia, PA

Ian Sampson is a writer, though you could be forgiven for confusing him with an artist. He makes comics, prints and drawings driven by narrative.

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Philippe Leonard

Cohort 1 / Montreal, Canada

As an active filmmaker, photographer and cinematographer, my artistic practice focuses on still and moving images. I work with a variety of media, including photography, performances and installations.

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Betty Leacraft

Cohort 1 / West Philadelphia

Betty is a fiber mixed media artist, educator, and lecturer residing in West Philadelphia. Her work is informed by artistic and cultural traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora.

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Kandis Friesen

Cohort 1 / Montreal, Canada

My art practice focuses on public memory and cultural identity, looking at how these two things overlap and interact.

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Sasha Phyars-Burgess

Cohort 2 / Lehigh Valley, PA

I don’t treat the people who I photographs as subject or disassociated objects outside of me. There is always a moment were we must acknowledge each other.

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Matt Neff

Cohort 2 / Philadelphia, PA

My primary goal as an artist is to make compelling and engaging work that contributes to, challenges, and expands discourses around themes of social justice such as race, gender, class, and privilege.

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Macon Reed

Cohort 2 / Chicago, IL

Macon Reed is a multi-disciplinary artist who makes sculptures, drawing, video, photographs, and audio documentaries.

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Black Quantum Futurism Collective

Cohort 2 / Philadelphia, PA

Black Quantum Futurism (BQF) Collective explores the intersections of futurism, literature, art, DIY­aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities, as well as the collection and preservation of communal memories and stories.

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John Phillips

Cohort 3 /

I am a sound and video artist who frequently collaborates on large installations combining sculpture, light and sound to make immersive environments open for all to enjoy.

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Mark Clare

Cohort 3 / Dublin, Ireland

My practice does not lie within any one discipline but instead embraces a variety of media including video, animation, performance and sculpture in an attempt to be versatile and perceptive.

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Lucy Pistilli & Brian Bazemore

Cohort 3 / Philadelphia, PA

Pato Hebert

Cohort 3 / New York, NY

I am an artist and a cultural worker. I collaborate with communities to help make them more vibrant and healthy.

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Meredith Degyansky

Cohort 3 /