Rashaad Newsome’s Build or Destroy
Commissioned by SJMA, Rashaad Newsome’s Build or Destroy (2020) explores ideas around identity construction—particularly Black trans femme identity—and performance as a space for its creation and detonation. Newsome is a multimedia artist whose work takes inspiration from Black and Queer culture. Build or Destroy premiered at SJMA’s 2021 Gala + Auction on September 18, 2021.
SOBRE/ON with Sofía Córdova
Commissioned in response to this moment of upheaval, Sofía Córdova’s Sobre/On explores the artistic process as a constantly shifting form of inquiry. Cordova’s performances were presented live in February 2021 using Zoom.