jess saldaña



Transdisciplinary in praxis, teaching and creative work are informed by studies of ecology, disability justice, the Black Radical Tradition, and queer theory. Writing, photographs, paintings, and drawings have been featured in the following; Hoochi Media (2018), Stonewall’s Legacy: Poetry Anthology (2019), Entropy Magazine (2019), LAMBDA Lit (2021), Sinister Wisdom (2023), among others. They have presented scholarly work as a part of Black Portraiture[s] 2019 alongside Angela Davis, poetry for The New Museum’s education programming, and have composed music for the 2021 promotional trailer for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art: ENDURING CARE. In 2021 they were a NYFA City Artist Corps Grant recipient and were awarded Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots grant.

They are currently the Media Specialist at Barnard College where they continue to teach art and theories of radical interdependency.

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