Articles Posted by BESE Staff

Real Talk: Sage Adams

by on April 29, 2019 0

Congratulations to the winner of our pilot competition, Ambar Navarro! Watch the first video in her series, “Real Talk.”
Multi-medium artist Sage Adams didn’t see themselves in traditional creative spaces, so they’re taking it upon themselves to change that.



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Sea of Change: Lava Mae

by on March 18, 2019 0

Over a quarter of the total houseless population in the United States resides in California. (sourcePer Doniece Sandoval, the founder of Lava Mae, one of the most essential resources to help folks get out of houselessness is access to a clean shower and toilet. How will someone be able to find a job, rent a place, go to the doctor, if they’re unable to clean themselves? Founded in 2013, Lava Mae provides showers and toilets on wheels to folks experiencing houselessness across California.
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Be You: Alok Vaid-Menon

by on March 6, 2019 0

Alok Vaid-Menon have presented their work at 400 venues in more than 40 countries. Through their style, the stage, and poetry, the artist aims to challenge the gender binary; wanting ‘man’ and ‘woman’ to be able to exist without having to be in tension or in opposition.



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Be You: Gabriela Ruiz

by on February 27, 2019 0

Gabriela Ruiz is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her pieces, primarily sculptures and performances, focus on allowing Ruiz to heal from past traumas. In this episode of Be You, we dive into Ruiz’s monochrome dreams and come to understand how her childhood conception of home came to influence her most recent installation, Haus.



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