FABnyc Storefront Artist Residency

2018 Artists in Residence

We are thrilled to announce the FABnyc Storefront Artists in Residence for 2018! We had over fifty applications for our very first residency program in our storefront space and were humbled to receive many strong applications by a wide range of artists. Chinatown Art Brigade will be on the block into the spring developing Placekeeping – Here to Stay a multilingual, multimedia project that will feature short video and audio stories of tenants who live in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Manhattan’s Chinatown and LES.

Find a brief introduction to the collective below and follow the links to learn more about their work on our website. Stay tuned for more as the residents develop their work on the block.

Chinatown Art Brigade

CAB Steering Committee: Anna Ozbek, ManSee Kong, Tomie Arai, Betty Yu, Liz Moy

Our work is driven by the fundamental belief that collaboration with and accountability to those communities that are directly impacted by racial, social and economic inequities must be central to our cultural, art, or media making process.

In 2015, artists Tomie Arai, ManSee Kong and Betty Yu formed the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB), a cultural collective that recognizes the power of art to advance social justice. CAB is comprised of Asian American social justice minded artists, cultural workers, mediamakers, tenants and residents who have roots in activism and movement-building work in Chinatown and NYC. CAB believes that art, culture and media work must serve and advance social justice movements.

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