Co-founder & Coordinator of Photo Café
Seeing Collective (SeeC) was created to foster community and a supportive network within the photography industry. We are not only a resource for knowledge but also an inclusive space for creative feedback and artist development.
Photo Café is a conversation series with photo industry professionals in an effort to grow and educate our community while challenging the status quo. We cover topics ranging from analog photography, education, getting your work seen, and opportunity while also digging deeper to address the impact of systemic inequality. This program is organized in collaboration with BKC.
Photo by Lanna Apisukh
New York State & Berlin, 2009, 2010, 2020
PaperGirl is a community-reliant art project that brings art to new audiences. This project starts with an open call for rollable art that is exhibited in a group show before being rolled up and distributed at random and for free to pedestrians on the street by a group of bicyclists.
PaperGirl-Brooklyn, 2020: in pre-production
PaperGirl-NY, 2010: Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn; The Park Ave Armory, New York; Marketplace Gallery, Albany
PaperGirl-Albany, 2009: FLUX exhibition at St. Josephs Cathedral, Albany
Photo by Robert Stolarik for The New York Times
Refashioned Garbage Workshops
Interdisciplinary Artist & Teaching Artist
New York City, 2016-present
Disrupt the flow of consumption by flipping concepts of fashion and garbage. Refashioned Garbage workshops focus on learning techniques and designs to upcycle discarded materials into beautiful objects. Materials such as bicycle tubes, plastic bags, cardboard, and netting are upcycled into jewelry, portraits, figures, etc.
Coordinator, Creative Team, & Gardener
Klunkerkranich is a Kulturdachgarten, or a cultural roof garden. Scattered between visitors who come for the drinks, food, and the view is a community garden that is the foundation of this venue. Sina was part of the original garden team who built the garden and everything that goes along with it. The Garten later developed cultural programming, educational programming, and art festivals.
The Klunkerkranich Garten is currently referred to as Horstwirtschaft.
Co-founder & Teacher
ArtSpecs Lab (ASL) operated as a catalyst to help transform each child’s ideas into an artwork. Participants were guided through the translation of concept to craft. Through artistic and didactic strategies, the language-incorporated workshops operated as full immersion programs to provide the quickest and most beneficial method of creative endorsement. All of the workshops were comprised of all sensory didactics that inspired kids to see, feel, taste, smell, and touch the experience of learning.
ArtSpecs Lab were awarded a business development grant from Funpreneur Wettbewerb at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany in 2012.
Photo by Galya Feierman