Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Che Gossett will be executing a performative lecture based on their research on racial capitalism, animality and abolition, and queer anti-colonial struggles. This activation approaches themes developed and hinted to A.I.R.'s 1980 Exhibition "Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States," curated by Ana Mendieta, Kazuko Miyamoto, and Zarina. .
Che Gossett is a trans femme writer, an archivist at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and a PhD candidate in trans/gender studies at Rutgers. They are the recipient of the 2014 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association, a Radcliffe research grant from Harvard University and the 2014 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York, and the 2014 Martin Duberman Research Scholar Award from the New York Public Library. Most recently, they received a Palestinian American Research Committee grant and are currently serving as a 2017-2018 Queer Arts Mentor. They are working on a book project titled Blackness, the Beast and the Non Sovereign.