Founded in 2011, Hot Cabinet is a collective of artists, designers, writers, and filmmakers collaborating in a queer friendly, queer run space. Our vision is to create dynamic programming, currently virtual, typically nomadic that combines art and activism.
Carrie Hawks confronts self-imposed and external assumptions about identity in order to promote healing, particularly in relation to Blackness, gender, and queer sexuality. They work in animation, drawing, collage, sculpture, and performance, often incorporating humor. Their film black enuf* was nominated for a New York Emmy, won Best Documentary Short at Trans Stellar Film Festival, broadcast on American Public Television’s World Channel in 2019, and screened at over 40 festivals including Ann Arbor and BlackStar.
Maroonhorizon.com | @maroonhorizon
Julie Yunhee Moon is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and educator. Her work uses play as a buffer to challenge sociocultural norms and stereotypes. Through personal and familial memories, her work poses questions about self and collective perceptions of racial images, in relation to her Yellow identity. Julie believes art is a transformative means to connect, reunite, and create community. She was the 2019 No Longer Empty Curatorial Fellow. As part of the fellowship, she co-curated the site-responsive exhibition (after)care at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
cargocollective.com/JYM | @jyunmoon_89
Tiffany Joy Butler is an artist, filmmaker and curator. She is the founder of Hot Cabinet. Her plays have been performed at the Wassaic Project Summer Festival and Boog City’s Arts Festival and her films have been screened at the VIA Festival, Queens Museum, the Museum of Moving Image, Index Art Center, Open Space Gallery and A.I.R. Gallery. In 2017, she was a Visiting Artist for The Institute for Cultural Unity program at Alfred University, her alma mater. She has been a resident at The Wassaic Project and the Vermont Studio Center. Raised in the Hudson Valley, she currently resides in The Bronx. tiffanyjoybutler.com | @tiffjoybutler
Zach Grosser is the founder and design director of Zacht Studios BV, The Presentation Design Agency. He is based in Amsterdam and is originally from the U.S. Zach has crafted pitch decks, marketing materials, and unforgettable stories for highly recognized companies from every industry and supported numerous startups in fundraising more than $1.41B. Previously, he oversaw Design Education and European Community for San Francisco design tool startup, Figma. Before that, he was Communications Design Lead at Square in San Francisco. Zach co-hosts and edits two podcasts: Bézier and Charged Tech