Art for Justice Fund Announces Spring 2020 Grantee Cohort.
Szu-Han Ho has been awarded a grant from the Art for Justice Fund (@Art4JusticeFund) for work on migrant detention. Szu-Han Ho’s work in performance, sound, and installation explores the relationship between bodies and sites of memory. She often works collaboratively, through collective action, structured improvisation, and group composition. Recent projects include “MIGRANT SONGS,” a choral performance art piece incorporating stories and songs of human and nonhuman migration; “BORDER TO BAGHDAD,” an exchange between artists from the US-Mexico border and Baghdad, Iraq; and “Shelter in Place,” a sculptural installation and performance inspired by her family’s history in Taiwan.
Szu-Han lives and works in Albuquerque, NM and is currently an associate professor in Art & Ecology in the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico.
Here is her statement:
This award from the Art for Justice Fund will support a year-long project focused on ending migrant detention and building a solidarity economy in New Mexico’s rural communities, to re-imagine alternatives to an economy based on mass incarceration. This project is a major collective effort by the Fronteristxs collective, along with New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, OLÉ, and several community partners.
There is so much work to be done and a daily onslaught of attacks on Black, Indigenous, and immigrant lives. This news comes at a needed time, and I’m so honored and thrilled to be connected to this amazing network of artists and advocates.