anthonywashrosado@gmail.com

Artist Statement

 

As an AfroBoricua multidisciplinary artist and educator I am here to ensure resources for marginalized artists, platforms for community-oriented solution making, and to be an example of a strong Revolutionary Queer man of Boriken and African descent for youth who need one.

My projects address cultural identity, ancestral legacy, giving/receiving love, and knowing true herstory & history.  I am engaging with organizers, collectives, and businesses in Bushwick and other gentrified neighborhoods of NYC to bridge native & non-native residents, so we may mobilize together for the sake of progressive community-inclusive city planning and housing justice.

I intend on planting seeds for conversation, building bridges, and banding people together to dismantle & refute the mass displacement of Black and Brown low income families.  Via love I will succeed. 

I am currently creating, curating, interviewing, archiving, and coordinating programming for the Native Caribbean Heritage Preservation Project.

This video was recorded and edited by Christopher Bye of BRIC TV - the first 24/7 television channel created by, for, and about Brooklyn.

Bio

After graduating Trinity College with a BA in Theatre & Dance, I performed in works by Anabella Lenzu, Deborah Goffe of Scapegoat Garden, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Carmen Caceres of Dance Action, and Leyya Mona Tawil of Dance Elixr.  I studied with George Emilio Sanchez during Hemispheric Institute's Summer 2015 EMERGEnyc Performer's Program.

I have choreographed performances for Ange Noir Café via Chez Bushwick's '24 hour Choreographer's Project', Issue Project Room & the Eden's Expressway Open Performance Series via Movement Research, Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance via their Blaktinx 2015 & Out Like That! 2016 Performance Series & Dancing While Black's Masculinities Reborn Series, Gallatin Arts Festival's Black Lives Matter series, JACK, Center for Performance Research, The Moon Show, and The Judson Church Open Performance Series.  I was Editor in Chief of OMIT Magazine for Issues I and II.  I was Director of Operations for Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination Against Gentrification Project 2016 and 2017. 

As curator I presented Universal Humyn Love at Make The Road NY, the #NativeBushwick Artist Lecture Series at Brooklyn FireProof,  en casa afuera at The Loisaida Center, and PROGRESS in Five Myles Gallery.  Coordinating group-led workshops, performances, and discussions as Founder of The Testourmonials Project, I have produced events at Starr Bar, Moodring, David & Schweitzer Gallery, Governor’s Island, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, May Day Space, and Silent Barn.  I was a 2016 Artist in Residence with Chez Bushwick.  I am the Winter 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at The Loisaida Center.  My visual art exhibition joins the Negritude series at Arts East NY Summer 2018.