Triple Canopy has worked with several hundred writers, artists, researchers, activists, architects, curators, educators, lawyers, scientists, and other outstanding people whose accomplishments cannot be circumscribed by profession and whose value cannot be expressed in list form. We are extraordinarily grateful to them.

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André Naffis-Sahely

André Naffis-Sahely is the author of the collection The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin, 2017) and the pamphlet The Other Side of Nowhere (Rough Trade Books, 2019). He is also the editor of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2020). He is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and an Italian mother. He is the editor of Poetry London.  

Lisa Naftolin

Lisa Naftolin is a New York-based Creative Director who has worked on commercial and cultural projects for brands, magazines, museums, and individuals for the past 25 years. Having begun her career designing books and exhibition materials for contemporary art and experimental film, Naftolin has also worked as an art director at publications including the New York Times Magazine and Architecture. She was previously Creative Director of Art + Commerce and Executive Director of Creative Brand Development at NARS Cosmetics. The recipient of numerous professional awards, Naftolin has sat on the board of the AIGA NY and on juries for the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Hyères Festival and the I.D. Awards, among others. She has been a visiting critic in Design at Yale, a visiting artist at Cooper Union, and a mentor in the Photography program at SVA.  

Sina Najafi

Sina Najafi is the editor-in-chief of New York-based Cabinet magazine.  

Monica Narula

Monica Narula is, along with Jeebesh Bagchi and Shuddha Sengputa, a member of Raqs Media Collective. Raqs enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. Raqs makes contemporary art and has produced films, curated exhibitions, edited books, staged events, collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers, and theater directors, and founded processes that have left deep impacts on contemporary culture in India.  

Willa Nasatir

Willa Nasatir lives and works in New York, NY. She has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles), Chapter NY (New York), and the White Room at White Columns (New York). Her work has also been included in exhibitions at the New Museum (New York), Hester (New York), Del Vaz Projects (Los Angeles), Company Gallery (New York), Drei (Cologne), and White Room at White Columns (New York).  


Ne(x)tworks is a collaborative ensemble of musicians creating and interpreting work that features a dynamic relationship between composition and improvisation. In performance and recordings, the group locates pathways into various types of notation systems and interfaces, striving for a meaningful dialogue with the past, present, and future of creative music. The group’s repertoire ranges from compositions by its members to the open scores of the New York School to work by composer-performers such as AACM. Ne(x)tworks was formed in 2002 in New York City. Website

Joanna Neborsky

Joanna Neborsky is a maker of jittery ink drawings and 1960s-stung collage; someone who wasn’t, remarkably, Joanna Neborsky, said her work suggests a blend of “Shel Silverstein, Yellow Submarine, and Cy Twombly.” (She would gently add Monty Python.) Her first book, Illustrated Three-Line Novels: Félix Fénéon, a collection of gruesome turn-of-the century news items translated by Luc Sante, was published by Mark Batty Publisher in September 2010. Her clients include Farrar, Straus & Giroux, W Magazine, and the New York Times. Website

Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and debris in Earth’s orbit.  

Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson is the author of Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull Press, 2005), The Red Parts (Free Press, 2007), Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007), Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (W.W. Norton, 2011), and The Argonauts (Graywolf, 2015). The Argonauts was named a New York Times Notable Book and earned Nelson the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Nelson’s essays have appeared in numerous publications and catalogues. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship (2010), a Creative Capital Literature Fellowship (2012), and a MacArthur Genius Grant (2016). She is a professor of English at the University of Southern California.  

Ted Nelson

Ted Nelson is an American philosopher and pioneering theorist of information technology, best known for coining the terms “hypertext” and “hypermedia.” His Project Xanadu, founded in 1960, anticipated the World Wide Web.  

Sarah Neufeld

Sarah Neufeld is a multi-instrumentalist musician and a member of the bands Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, and The Luyas. She lives in Brooklyn and Montreal.  

The New Red Order

The New Red Order (NRO) is a public secret society dedicated to shifting potential obstructions to Indigenous growth and agency. The NRO’s primary contributors are Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys. Past performances and works include The Savage Philosophy of Endless Acknowledgement (2018) and Culture Capture: Terminal Addition (2019).  

New Humans

New Humans is Brooklyn-based artists Mika Tajima and Howie Chen. Under the New Humans moniker, they have worked with sound, video, sculpture, and installation in performances at such venues as Ballroom Marfa, the Whitney Biennial, and the Walker Art Center. They have collaborated with Vito Acconci, José León Cerrillo, Philippe Decrauzat, Matt Suib, and C. Spencer Yeh, among others. Website

Oliver Newton

Oliver Newton  

Hương Ngô

Hương Ngô is an educator and artist whose performance-based collaborations have been supported by the New Museum, Rhizome, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Kitchen, and Tate Modern.  

Bob Nickas

Bob Nickas  

Joshua Noble

Joshua Noble is a writer, designer, and programmer based in Portland, Oregon, and New York City, as well as the author of, most recently, Programming Interactivity. Website

David Noriega

David Noriega is a writer and translator who spent his childhood in Bogotá, his adolescence in Binghamton, New York, and his young adulthood in Providence. He currently lives in New York. Website

Peter Nowogrodzki

Peter Nowogrodzki studies bird behavior. He is also a contributing editor, and artistic director, for incite journal. Website

Ugochi Nwaogwugwu

Ugochi Nwaogwugwu is a musician and poet of Nigerian descent who lives in Chicago. She is the founder of the Afro Soul Ensemble, which combines her choreo-poetic vocals with musical influences from around the world. Her most recent album, Love Shot, was released in 2018.  

Jasmine Nyende

Jasmine Nyende is a textile and performance artist from South Central Los Angeles. She is the lead vocalist for the black queer punk band FUPU!, and her art practice spans collaborative weaving, performative poetry, hand-knitted clothing, and sculpture.  

Tavia Nyong’o

Tavia Nyong’o is an associate professor of performance studies at New York University. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. Nyong’o has published articles on punk, disco, viral media, the African diaspora, film, and performance art in venues such as Radical History Review, Criticism, TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Women Studies Quarterly, The Nation, and n+1. He is co-editor of the journal Social Text. Website