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An Artist Who Defies Patriarchy Launches a Biennial That Takes On Immigration

Katya Grokhovsky in “Immigrant Ball,” 2018. (Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk)

Not many people understand immigration like Katya Grokhovsky. Inspired by her globetrotting and a desire to celebrate immigrant artists in America, Grokhovsky founded The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB), an event series that showcases artwork by over 40 interdisciplinary artists who were born outside the U.S. but currently live in the country. More →

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New Zine Offers Food Carts For Thought

(Photo: Maxwell Schiano)

Maxwell Schiano was leaving the Apple store on Fifth Avenue and 59th St. when he was struck by the glow of a food cart at 3am, with barely anyone around. “My train of thought just stopped and I had to photograph it,” he said. That moment inspired Schiano to launch his NYC Food Cart Zine project on Kickstarter. More →

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Unpacking the Asian Artist’s Identity in America

From left to right: Paula Sim, Katrina Bello, Gamin Kang, Chongren Fan and Kuldeep Singh.(Photos: Hoa P. Nguyen)

Since arriving in the U.S. five years ago, Paula Sim feels like she hasn’t found her community. “When Crazy Rich Asians came out and then The Farewell came out, there was such a big media frenzy about Asian representation in media. But these are mostly Asian Americans,” said the Singapore-born actress, who moved to New York after earning an MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. “I was like, that’s not me still.”  More →