About the Collaborators
Jazmin Jones (she/her)
Jazmin Jones is a Brooklyn- Based, Bay Area-raised Visual Storyteller and Thot Leader with BUFU: By Us For Us. Jones’ aim is to build platforms for more vibrant and nuanced representation of the marginalized communities she’s a part of. Working across visual mediums, her projects often echo personal experiences as a Queer, Black femme attempting to wage intimacy in the Post-Internet era.
She has been granted the Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Association of Education, the Fair Use Award from the Media That Matters Film Festival, a Civic Arts and Humanities Fellowship with the Flaherty Film Seminar and was recently featured in SFMoMa’s Raw Materials podcast. In 2015, Jazmin co-founded BUFU: a project-based collective interested in solidarity amongst Us, co-creating experimental models of organizing with You. The collective was awarded Eyebeam’s 2017 Trust Residency and were 2020 residents with the Brooklyn Community Foundation Incubator Project.
In addition to editing an immersive documentary on (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships with BUFU, Jazmin is currently developing an experimental documentary titled Seeking Mavis Beacon.
Tsige Tafesse (she/her)
Tsige Tafesse is a technologist, artist, community organizer, and media equity advocate. With a degree in directing from The New School, Tsige has collaborated with numerous institutions including the New Museum, MoCA, Brooklyn Museum, TED, Seattle Art Museum, Queens Museum, Allied Media Conference, MoMA, The Studio Museum of Harlem, School for Poetic Computation, Google, The New York Times, University of Washington, NYU, Vera List Center, Afrotectopia, New Inc., Princeton University, Creative Time, NYU, The Africa Center, MoMA PS1, Rubin Museum and others. Her work spans various mediums, including curation, production, video, VR, community organizing, and social practice art. As a co-founder and organizer of collective project BUFU, she has worked across different sectors co-creating in(ter)dependent structures to bloom emergent visions. She is passionate about holding and creating spaces rooted in designing liberatory cultures of care and vision. Throughout this work she has been a past Ford Foundation Art & Technology 2021–22 New Media Leaders cohort, formerly a resident of Eyebeam as well as Brooklyn Community Foundation.
She has been recognized as one of the ‘22 People Who Show Us Where Culture is Going’ by Fader Magazine, and as one of ID Magazine’s ‘Female Curators to Watch in NY.’ Tsige’s commitment to Healing Justice, Design Justice, Loving Justice, Transformative Justice, and Disability Justice frameworks, alongside her passion for technology, media, and commitment to equity positions her brilliantly to support the future of Processing Foundation.
Suhyun (Sonia) Choi (they/them)
Suhyun (Sonia) Choi is a Queerean artist and organizer. Growing up in different contexts has given them first-hand experiences in understanding the complexity of globalization, capitalism, colonialism, and how the macro affects the micro levels of human ontology and relationships. This third-culture kid upbringing informs the nature of their art practice and organizing. They are a co-founder of BUFU, a project-based collective centering QTBIPOC. BUFU has been covered by publications such as the Village Voice, NYLON, Hyperallergic, the Fader, and many more. They have worked with institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, New Women Space, the New Museum, and Abrons Art Center.
Katherine Tom (they/them)
Katherine Tom is a nonbinary 1st & 5th generation Jeju Islander & Chinese American organizer and healing artist born on Ohlone land (SF Bay Area), and based in Lenapehoking (NYC) for the past seven years. They are a cofounder of BUFU. They were also the Programming Manager at Abrons Art Center.