Spring 2021 PPEH Artist in Residence
2021 - 2021
Ricky Yanas is a Texas born artist, educator, and curator living in Philadelphia, PA. Working within a pragmatic tradition of problem finding, Yanas aims to create intersectional spaces of inquiry and mutual engagement through art making and art thinking. Recent projects include Extension or Communication: Puerto Rico at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia and Taller Puertorriqueno and The Green Sun, a collaboration with artist Kristen Neville Taylor. In 2016 Yanas founded Ulises Books with Nerissa Cooney, Lauren Downing, Joel Evey, Kayla Romberger and Gee Wesley.
For this residency, Kristin Neville Taylor and Yanas designed Solar Imaginaries: Play and Pragmatism in Energy Futures, a dynamic program event series.
Solar Imaginaries: Play and Pragmatism in Energy Futures was a 3-part program that brought together practitioners from environmental and creative sectors to re-envision the role of energy in our lives. Through film, reading, discussion and a participatory workshop, participants collectively reimagined the road to renewable energy systems.