Thursday, December 17, 2020
Through a practice of textiles and foot erotica, Queer|Art|Mentorship Literature Fellow Sarah Zapata engages elements of control and performativity to create immersive fantasies. On December 17th, 2020 Sarah Zapata shared the writing she produced as a 2019-20 fellow in Queer|Art|Mentorship.
This event was part of the 2019-2020 Queer|Art|Mentorship Annual Exhibition, curated by 2019-2020 Curatorial Fellow Anthonywash.Rosado and titled ARCANUM, open from October 29, 2020 through January 7, 2021. The exhibition was presented across multiple formats and locations and included a virtual gallery and public outdoor performances throughout New York City featuring new work by graduating Fellows of the 2019-2020 Queer|Art|Mentorship program: Brian Gonzalez, Patrick G. Lee, María José Maldonado, Felli Maynard, Olaiya Olayemi, Sarah Sanders, and Sarah Zapata.
About Sarah Zapata
Sarah Zapata makes work with labor-intensive processes such as handweaving, rope coiling, latch hooking, and sewing by intersecting theories of gender and ethnicity with pre-colonial histories and techniques. Making work with meditative, mechanical means, her current work deals with the multiple facets of her complex identity: a Texan living in Brooklyn, a lesbian raised as an evangelical Christian, a first generation American of Latin American descent, a contemporary artist inspired by ancient civilizations, an artist challenging the history of craft as “women’s work” within the realm of art. Zapata’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum (NY), El Museo del Barrio (NY), Museum of Art and Design (NY), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (NY), Boston University (MA), LAXART (CA), amongst others.