Sarah Wang

In her photography and films, Sarah collaborates with her subjects to tell their stories. Her current series, "Godlife" depicts re-enactments of pivotal moments in her subject's grandfather, Clarence 13Xs' life. Clarence 13X also known as Allah, is the founder of the Five Percent Nation also known as the Nation of Gods and Earths, a school of thought aimed at uplifting and educating the Black American community with lessons based in science and history. One man's story is retold through the lens of his grandson who continues a tradition of oral history passed down by those before him. The series explores how the past informs the present in the context of the spaces that Clarence occupied in his lifetime.

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Bio

A photographer and curator born in Harbin, China, Sarah Wang grew up in the Bay Area from the age of six. She earned her BA in Art Education from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in drawing and painting as well as a California Teaching Credential in K-12 Art Education. Sarah is completing her MFA at Parsons, The New School in Photography and Related Media. Sarah worked as an artist teacher with the Joan Mitchell Foundation during her first three years in New York. She then, along with fellow artist, Shaina Yang opened an alternative art space in the Lower East Side, called City Bird Gallery. They offered an experimental space for emerging & professional artists as well as student and community organizations to exhibit their work. Shaina and Sarah have since joined forces with a collective of artists and curators to create Disclaimer Gallery, an installation space catered to showing gender non-binary, queer, WOC, POC, and low-income communities.

Websitehttps://www.sarahwangart.com

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