About Us

We are making this collaborative publication with a small grant from the REEF Artist Residency as a way to mark this unprecedented time, reconnect, and to begin to think about these events in a new way.

Amanda Bauer is a New York based multidisciplinary artist experimenting with photography, animation, film and book publications. Inspired by the truths and myths of social order, her work explores psychological questions about interpersonal relationships and their link to private and public histories. 

Ruoyi Shi is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles.  Inspired by ancient tales and rituals related to language, habits, or means of rules, Ruoyi combines humor and fiction to construct her poetic narratives. Her aim is to explore and experiment with the boundaries between nature and artificial existences, as well as the concepts of truth and truth-making.


We are looking forward to working with Zoe Strauss, who will be part of the ideation and jurying processes.

Zoe Strauss is an American photographer and a nominee member of Magnum Photos. She uses Philadelphia as a primary setting and subject for her work. In 2006 her work was included in the Whitney Biennial and her solo exhibition, Ramp Project: Zoe Strauss, was shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. In 2012 a mid-career retrospective, Zoe Strauss: 10 Years, was shown at Philadelphia Museum of Art, accompanied in Philadelphia by a display of 54 billboards showing her photographs, and at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Strauss received a Seedling Award from the Leeway Foundation in 2002, a Pew Fellowship in 2005, a USA Gund Fellowship and a grant by United States Artists in 2007, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017.