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Anthony Romero

Boston Artist-in-Residence

Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. His collaborative practice engages intercultural exchange and historical narratives in order to generate reparative counter-images and social transformation. Recent projects and performances have been featured at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), the Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) and the Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Biennial (Calgary, Canada). Publications include The Social Practice That Is Race, co-authored with Dan S. Wang, and the exhibition catalogue Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements, of which he was the editor. He is a cofounder of the Latinx Artist Visibility Award, a national scholarship for Latinx artists produced in collaboration with artist J. Soto and OxBow School of Art. Romero is a Professor of the Practice at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. 

Anthony is working with the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement, which seeks to strengthen the ability of immigrants and Boston’s diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the economic, civic, social, and cultural life of our great City, and promote the recognition and public understanding of immigrant contributions to Boston.

Anthony's Project

Boston Eviction Defense Stations (BEDS), is a collaborative project that responds to the onslaught of mass evictions as a result of COVID-19 economic instability and Boston’s ongoing housing crisis by providing residents who are experiencing housing insecurity with the technological access and legal knowledge to defend themselves against eviction.

Each Eviction Defense Terminal is designed to be mobile, easy to use, and is equipped with a laptop, printer, list of resources, and access to the legal tools, community building, and support necessary to defend against eviction. 

Listen to Anthony's podcast episode

Watch: Anthony's Presentation at Boston AIR final event
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