Who?

Devyn Lorelei Mañibo is a Brooklyn & Chicago-based maker, organizer, and educator. Through text, object, and gesture, she thinks intimately about the language and texture of death & desire, fullness & loss.

Mañibo has had video, performance, installation, and academic work shown, published, and presented internationally in festivals, museums, and conferences including the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, the National Queer Arts Festival, the Berlin Porn Film Festival, the Queens Museum, and the Allied Media Conference. Mañibo is a 2013 Princess Grace Foundation Undergraduate Film Award Recipient, an alum of Cycle III of the Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship with the Caribbean Cultural Center in Harlem, and a 2018 [Multitude] Artist in Residence at The Overlook Place. She received her BA in New Media and Queer Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She is a second year MFA candidate at School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is studying performance & performance studies.

Her first full-length collection of poetry, f(e)ast is due in 2020.

Tiffany Joy Butler is a curator, writer and filmmaker. Her memoirs have been published as part of the Bodega Monthly Anthology, Muchacha Zine, and Telling Our Stories Press and her films have been screened at Bushwick Daily Film Festival, Catskill Film + Video Festival, VIA Festival’s Afronaut(a) 4.0, Index Art Center, the Queens Museum, the Museum of Moving Image, Open Space Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, Downtown Art and Center for Performance Research. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Wassaic Project and a Writer-in-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center. She received her BFA in Expanded Media with a Writing Minor at Alfred University. She currently resides in The Bronx.

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