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Chantal Feitosa is a Brazilian American multidisciplinary artist and educator from New York. Her works shift mainly between new media and social practice to address themes of racial hybridity, beauty standards, and belonging. She received her BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in Literary Arts & Studies. In 2016 she was a co-producer in the student documentary, “The Room of Silence”, which has been featured nationally in publications, screenings, and public conversations on the need for racial equity in art school curriculum and critique structures at the college level. Her video work has been selected for multiple film festivals across the country including the Harlem International Film Festival, the Every Woman Biennial, and the Anti-Racist Classroom’s Represent Film Festival. She has been awarded residencies at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Residency Unlimited, and Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program as a New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow.
Born in Texas but raised between Europe, Africa and North America, Amanda Adams-Louis is a photographer, art educator and cultural producer. Her creative practice is informed by her experiences learning two foreign languages, living amidst diverse cultures and creating artwork between multiple countries as a “3rd culture kid.” She earned her BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and is an alumna of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She has exhibited her work at Union Theological Seminary, Brooklyn Museum, CCCADI and Aljira. Her images have been published in MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, ARTnews, Huffington Post and Time Out NY. She has received commissions from Alvin Ailey, Pepsi, Levi’s, Budweiser and Urban World Film Festival. She is a teaching artist with Brooklyn Arts Council, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the CUE Art Foundation where she coordinates and facilitates a full year, experiential, visual art program for teens. Amanda is excited to join QCA and co-teach High School 2 Art School.