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Melissa Teng

Boston Artist-in-Residence (Participatory Action Research)

Melissa Teng is a Chinese American artist, designer, and writer who has lived in the Boston area for most of her life. At its heart, her creative practice explores how stories can reveal and embrace the interconnections between how we care for ourselves and how we tend to our collective memories, our environment, and our shared futures. Her process is deeply informed by the creative relationships she has developed with community members and friends who work from their strengths and experiences of social and political marginalization. Storytelling and participatory making are central to her practice, which often culminates in interactive, immersive, and/or public art works.

Meet the Boston AIR Partners: Melissa and Karin
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