Left: Bishakh Som portrait by Shriya Samavai. Right: Cover of "Apsara Engine".

Talk, Workshop

Conversation and Workshop with Bishakh Som

March 26, 2024 – March 26, 2024
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Asia Art Archive in America

23 Cranberry St. Brooklyn, NY

AAAinA and the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU were thrilled to collaborate on an artist talk and workshop with Bishakh Som, moderated by Jeannine Tang, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies. The artist spoke about her practice that ranges across comics, architecture, painting and drawing. The related workshop included a practice-based exercise on memory and visuality. 

Bishakh is an Indian-American trans femme artist and author. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, MoMA.org, The Strumpet and The Georgia Review amongst other publications. Her book Apsara Engine is the winner of a 2020 L.A. Times Book Prize for Best Graphic Novel and a 2021 Lambda Literary Award winner for Best LGBTQ Comics. Her graphic memoir Spellbound (Street Noise Books) was also a 2021 Lambda finalist. She is working on her third graphic novel which will be published by Abrams. 

This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. 

AAAinA’s general programming and operations are funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, Ruth Foundation, and the Vilcek Foundation.