M:ST Performative Art and the Calgary Black Empowerment Fund would like to introduce our new Research Fellows, Bianca Guimarães de Manuel and Qian Cheng, who are researching mutual aid and resource distribution practices outside of the non-profit sphere. We can’t wait to share their research documentation and experiments with you over the next few months.
We would also like to take a moment to celebrate the folks at the Black Empowerment Fund who have been involved in the project since the very beginning and have mentored us throughout the hiring process. All of these people are visionaries and we are honoured to continue working with them and supporting their work.
Bianca Guimarães de Manuel está in-between Brasil and Canadá. She is interested in como creation happens between people and things. Bianca believes que scenic elementos podem interrogates the body, and people can questionar space, destabilizing power relationships, language, meaning, and status cuó.
Qian Cheng is a first-generation, Chinese immigrant artist and organizer based on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Nations.
The Calgary Black Empowerment Fund is a grassroots organization sparking Black empowerment initiatives in Mohkínstsis. They stand against injustice and empower our future.