@ Essex Flowers

July 27, 2017

Canadian born Theodore Kerr is a Brooklyn based writer and organizer whose work focuses on HIV/AIDS, community and history. He has a Masters of Arts from Union Theological Seminary. He was the Programs Manager at Visual AIDS. He was an interviewer for The Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project for the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art. He is a founding member of What Would An HIV Doula Do? His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, IndieWire, Hyperallergic, The Advocate, POZ, Cineaste, Women Studies Quarterly and other publications. 

Christopher Udemezue was born in Long Island, NY and is a first generation Jamaican American. Christopher has shown at a variety of galleries and museums including the Queens Museum of Art, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, AC Institute Art Gallery, and Envoy Enterprises. Christopher has been featured on Style.com, Interview Magazine, Afro Punk, Paper Magazine, ID magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, DIS magazine, Fader and was a part of the OUT Magazine’s OUT 100 2013. As organizing leader of the House of Ladosha, Christopher (Neon Christina Ladosha) utilizes his Jamaican heritage and the politics of queerness as a primary touch point for his performative and visual work. In Chris’s 2015 solo show “Top-A- Toppa” at Stream Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) Chris explored Jamaican culture, the complexities of gender identity, desire, tragedy, and public lynching bringing to light recent murdered queer persons in Jamaican headlines. In summer of 2016 Chris launched RAGGA NYC, a platform that highlights the queer Caribbean community through profile interviews and events.

Sarah Wang is a writer based in New York. In 2016 she was awarded a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Literary Award runner-up prize. She has written for n+1, The Los Angeles Review of Books; Conjunctions; Stonecutter Journal; Joyland; Story Magazine; The Third Rail; and The Last Newspaper at the New Museum of Contemporary Art; among other publications. An excerpt of her novel is forthcoming in BOMB. She is the coeditor of semiotext(e)’s Animal Shelter.