AnkhLave Arts Alliance, Inc. works to to highlight black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in contemporary art. AnkhLave has selected six female Queens-based artists of color, the 2020 AnkhLave Garden Fellows, to create site specific art installations within the grounds of Queens Botanical Garden (QBG). They consist of five immigrant artists and one first-generation US citizen. Due to COVID-19, AnkhLave Arts Alliance, Inc. interviewed them and recorded their social distanced art installations for a virtual audience.
By presenting artists and art-making in a nontraditional setting like the QBG, AnkhLave aims to promote BIPOC artists who represent and reflect the Garden’s visiting audience.
This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.