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Congratulations to the 2018 Publication Intensive New York & Rhode Island participants

We are pleased to announce the participants in Triple Canopy’s sixth Publication Intensive, a free, two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication, which, for the first time, is being held in New York City and Providence, Rhode Island. The selected artists, writers, designers, technologists, and publishers were chosen from nearly one hundred and fifty applicants.

During the Publication Intensive, held June 11–22, Triple Canopy editors and invited artists, writers, designers, scholars, and technologists will lead discussions and workshops with the twelve participants; they will research, analyze, and enact an approach to publication that hinges on today’s networked forms of production and circulation but also mines the history of print culture and artistic practice. While in Providence, the Intensive will be hosted—and generously supported—by the RISD Museum. Participants will discuss and work with Triple Canopy editors on the development of an upcoming issue that will act as the magazine’s contribution to “Raid the Icebox Now,” an exhibition that opens at the RISD Museum in 2019.

The 2018 Publication Intensive in New York and Rhode Island is made possible through the generous support of The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston and 2x4.



Yasi Alipour is an Iranian artist, a professional folder, a logic-enthusiast, an over-thinker, and sometimes a writer based in New York. Having recently received her MFA from Columbia University, she now wonders about free education, politics and possibilities of despair, the place of civil society in a global world with declining democracies, and the failure of modernity as historical heritage.

Austin Carder is a graduate student and translator based in Providence and Philadelphia. His research focuses on Modernism, poetics, and critical theory.

Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist whose work—often playful and absurd—uses existing institutions and their systems as sites of social intervention and critique. Working across video, performance, installation, and social practice, she is dedicated to art that models counter-institutions, alternative spaces, and redistribution. She recently cofounded a socially engaged artwork at the RISD Museum called Look at Art. Get Paid, which will be installed at additional art institutions in 2018–19.

Christopher Cole is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and assistant editor of Straight to Hell. He divides his time between New York City and western Massachusetts.

Sean D. Henry-Smith is an artist working primarily in poetry and photography. He is a recipient of the 2017 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship and his first chapbook, Body Text, was selected for the New Delta Review 2016 Chapbook Competition. Sean’s words and images have appeared in Apogee Journal, FACT, the Offing, the New York Times, and elsewhere.

Willis Kingery is a graphic designer based in New Haven. He is currently an MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art.

Anny Li is a writer and editor based in New York. She currently works at Snøhetta, an integrated architecture and landscape design studio, where she writes, edits, and manages publications.

Lucy Siyao Liu is an artist and architectural designer based in New York. Her work addresses representational techniques and the disjunctions that occur in imaging technologies, with an emphasis on exploring systems of nature through drawings and animations. She is the creator and coeditor of PROPS PAPER, a weekly newspaper on image research. She teaches drawing for the Department of Architecture and for the Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) Program at MIT. Lately, she has been drawing clouds.

Umber Majeed is a multidisciplinary visual artist based between New York, USA, and Lahore, Pakistan. Her writing, performance, and animation work engage with familial archives to explore the specifics of Pakistani state and urban infrastructures through a feminist lens. Currently, Majeed is Keyholder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York.

Alejandro Matamala Ortiz is a designer, developer, and art book publisher, and cofounder of Ediciones Daga. His current work explores online artistic matter publication and archiving on decentralized networks. He is from Santiago de Chile, currently living in New York City.

Buzz Slutzky is a nonbinary transgender Jewish visual artist, writer, and performer based in Brooklyn. They work across multiple disciplines, including drawing, video, and sculpture. Their work moves between autobiographical and historical content, and tends to be comedic. Buzz currently teaches video production at CUNY College of Staten Island and SUNY Purchase, and also studies performance at The Studio.

June Yoon is a graphic designer and MFA candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work and research focus on experimental forms of publishing in relation to interface, language, systems, and platforms. As a graduate research assistant at the RISD Museum, she explores the interrelated practices of designing exhibitions, books, and digital media.