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Jess Saldaña


Transdisciplinary in praxis teaching, facilitating, and creative work engage with studies of disability justice, racial capitalism, ecology, and queer aesthetics. They have a longstanding interest in the protean nature of identity, perception, and environment.

They have worked with the Barnard College Library, the Educational Video Center, NYU CLACS, and others to facilitate visual media literacy, administration, and access to equipment for education. They currently work as the Visual & Multimedia Resources manager at Pratt Institute Libraries and are a psychoanalytic candidate at the Harlem Family Institute focusing on intersubjective play in trans and mixed race children and adults.

Writing, photographs, paintings, and drawings have been featured in the following; Stonewall’s Legacy: Poetry Anthology (2019), Entropy Magazine (2019), Hyperallergic (2020), LAMBDA Lit (2023), 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.

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Banana on Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 2022

35mm Photograph

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