The Nostalgia of the Present: An Interview With Srishtee Sethi

Through her doctoral studies, Dr. Srishtee Sethi’s work centers on issues of migration and borderlands, particularly focusing on Pakistani-Hindu refugees at the western frontiers of India and Pakistan. Originally from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Sethi grew up surrounded by stories of the 1947 Partition. Recounts of past lives from family, neighbors, and friends stayed with her, and that later inspired her to become a collector of memories that she seeks to preserve through interviews and oral histories for generations to come. This commonality led us to each other. With almost eight thousand miles…

Retracing Our Steps: An Interview with Jackie Amézquita

Jackie Amézquita is an artist and activist originally from Quetzaltenango, a city in Guatemala’s western highlands. In 2003, at only seventeen years old, she left her hometown, driven by the yearning to be reunited with her mother who had migrated to the United States in need to cover her son’s expensive medical treatment. Amézquita traveled by foot, bus, and car. She arrived in the U.S. undocumented after her second attempt to cross the border, not without experiencing many of the dangers and common threats that immigrants, particularly women, have to…

Paintings with Good Spirit: An Interview with Visual Artist Rebekah Andrade

Rebekah Andrade is a Canadian visual artist based in Nevada where she has established her practice in the gritty and corporate landscape that dominates our idea of Vegas. With a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and studies on graphic design through Parsons School of Design in New York City, Andrade has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work has been recently featured in issue #144 of the New American Painting catalogue. Through her practice, Andrade has developed a solid body of work that…