Each year, the Art Hx team invites a contemporary artist to complete a residency. The Artist-in-Residence works with a student artist as mentor, creates work inspired by the Art Hx Research Team’s work and the project’s themes, delivers an artist talk to students in the Visual Arts program, and installs an exhibition. Additionally, they will organize, with the Art Hx team’s support, one public program to share their work with a broader audience.

The residency allows for us to connect contemporary art with the broader historical issues explored by the project, illuminate contemporary resonances, as well as underscore how art and artmaking function as pedagogical tools that can educate our audiences about these enmeshed histories.

About the 2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence

Sarah K. Khan

Sarah Khurshid Khan (she/her) is a maker and scholar. Before the discipline of food studies formally existed, she cobbled together an undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern history and Arabic, as well as several graduate degrees in public health, nutrition and a PhD in plant sciences/traditional ecological knowledge systems. At present, her food/culture study and research informs her present art practice. A maker of prints, photos and doc films, Khan has received numerous grants, residencies, and fellowships to pursue writing, research, and multimedia expressions on food, culture, women migration, and healing. She has presented her creations at the Museum of the Moving Image, Queens Museum, and New York University, to name a few. To learn more about Khan’s work, visit and @sarahkkhan on Twitter and Instagram.

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