The first year of Taja Lindley's residency with the NYC Health Department will culminate on Saturday April 18th with the Bronx Birth Justice Gathering - a day-long event featuring workshops and community conversations about reproductive health, rights, and justice in NYC and the Bronx specifically. It will be an opportunity for meaningful connections, sharing stories and experiences about navigating healthcare in the Bronx, and strategizing about next steps to address this maternal health crisis. To learn more and RSVP, click here.
The Bronx Birth Justice Gathering - slated to happen Saturday April 18th, 2020 - is postponed until further notice due to concerns about the spread of exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with Gov. Cuomo’s New York on Pause executive order. An update will be posted on @bxbirthjustice as soon as a new date is confirmed. Please continue to share information about The BXBJ Gathering to your community and networks, and encourage them to RSVP for updates about next steps. BXBJ.splashthat.com
Taja Lindley has been selected as a New York City Department of Cultural Affairs' Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Over the next 12 months she will be working closely with the NYC Health Department’s Center for Health Equity and the Tremont Neighborhood Health Action Center to co-create a socially engaged project to address how racism and gender oppression affect birth outcomes in the Bronx. The news was announced in this New York Times article featuring Lindley and her work.
Click here to learn more about the PAIR residency and the other three artists selected to participate in the 2019 cohort.
Taja Lindley will be exhibiting her largest installation to date during her first solo exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center in Austin Texas. Her installation "Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living" opens on Thursday March 7th, 2019 and closes Saturday July 27th, 2019. This installation will debut new artworks from the artist as well as feature some of Lindley's well known work, including This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering. In conjunction with her installation, the Carver Museum and Fusebox Festival will present a two night run of her participatory performance ritual - The Bag Lady Manifesta in April 2019. More details below.