Andrew Young is a Taiwanese-Indonesian-American visual and performance artist who explores the natural world, our inner lives, ancestry, and the ways we connect with each other. As a child of first-generation immigrants, Young’s work navigates the pull between different cultural worlds to ask questions of place, identity, and finding the way those things intersect.
Young is constantly exploring and combining different mediums, and recently began focusing on puppetry through working with Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop, a POCI focused puppetry organization. He enjoys collaborating and finding ways to bring more people into art, as well as figuring out how to bring art to the everyday world. He has a deep love for St. Paul, and was honored to be a part of Our Space Is Spoken For, and to be a part of the larger story we are all building together.
Daliya Jokondo is fascinated by mythology, psychospheres and hauntings, make believe/day dreaming and role playing. Painting, film, poetry, and performance is where Jokondo is able to realize entire worlds of their own making. Jokondo was born in Wau, now South Sudan, in 1986. Much like their creative practice, this revelation asks as both a defining and categorical identifier and one that is marred with evasiveness, erasure and unusable confessions.
Jokondo’s work is invested in generational trauma and the pursuit of healing through creative practices. Jokondo’s creative positioning is an overlapping of black feminist, queer and disability theory, art-making as a therapeutic/meditative practice, and finally anchors itself on storytelling as oral history. Jokondo’s goal is to build an artistic practice that is community based with the aforementioned elements present.