Modern and Contemporary Forum: S*an D. Henry-Smith

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 6:00pm

Modern and Contemporary Forum

Artist Talk: S*an D. Henry-Smith

Wednesday, March 30

6-7 p.m. 

Online Event

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S*an D. Henry-Smith is an artist and writer working primarily in poetry, photography, and performance, engaging Black experimentalisms and collaborative practices. They have received awards and fellowships from the Fulbright Program, The Poetry Project, Poets House, Antenna/Paper Machine, and have read, performed, and exhibited at Basilica Soundscape, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 47 Canal. Henry-Smith’s words and photographs have appeared in Aperture PhotoBook Review, Apogee Journal, FACT, FLASH ART, CanadianArt, the New York Times, them, Triple Canopy, and across several book projects, including two chapbooks, Body Text and Flotsam Suite: A Strange & Precarious Life, or How We Chronicled the Little Disasters & I Won’t Leave the Dance Floor Til It’s Out of My System; as mouthfeel, they coauthored Consider the Tongue alongside Imani Elizabeth Jackson. Their debut collection of poems and photographs, Wild Peach, was published by Futurepoem in 2020 and shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. “in awe of geometry & mornings”, exhibited at White Columns, brought to scale photographs from the book alongside a series of readings and conversations programmed with their collaborators. They are also the director of Lunar New Year, their first film.

Supported by the Department of the History of Art; the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; and The Dean’s Fund for Research Workshops, Seminars and Colloquia.

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