Henry G. Sanchez
Henry G. Sanchez is a project-based, interdisciplinary social practice artist concentrating on history, social and environmental justice and the natural sciences. In 2012 Sanchez founded the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT, which proposed community-based strategies to introduce bio-remediation in Newtown Creek, a Superfund site in Brooklyn, NY. With the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT he collaborated with the biologist Dr. Sarah E. Durand, the Newtown Creek Alliance and the North Brooklyn Boat Club while conceiving community driven wetland workshops, videos works, natural science experiences and performance lectures. Sanchez also established L.O.C.C.A.: Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art in 2015, located in Houston’s historic Hispanic East End district. L.O.C.C.A. is social platform addressing issues confronting the Latino/a/x, Hispanic and Mexican-American community and initiates collaborative art projects with artists and the people from the neighborhood. L.O.C.C.A.’s programming also celebrates and strengthens the Hispanic artistic/creative presence in Houston. Recently he created The BioArt Bayou-torium. This socially engaged, bio-art based project is a science lab/art studio on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston’s 2nd Ward. It invites the general public of all ages to investigate nature and make art with the aid of science tools and provides bilingual pontoon boat tours of the nature and history of the Bayou. The Bayou-torium will launch and operate in this coming April of 2019. A 2014 School of Visual Arts graduate of the M.F.A. Art Practice in Interdisciplinary Arts, Sanchez resides in Houston while maintaining his art projects in New York City.
Artist Statement Throughout the month of April, Henry G. Sanchez will premier several events and projects. On April 3rd and 7th, 7pm, he hold several artists presentations and screenings at L.O.C.C.A.: Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art (est. 2015), 7016 Canal street, 77011, located in Houston’s historic Hispanic East End district. http://www.loccart.org/ On April 13th Sanchez introduces the BioArt Bayou-torium. It will operate the last three weekends of April till the end of the month, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. The BioArt Bayou-torium is a science lab/art studio on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston’s 2nd Ward. It invites the general public to investigate nature and make art with the aid of science tools and provides bilingual pontoon boat tours of the nature and history of the Bayou. The Bayou-toruim will be located in the East End district across Tony Marron Park at 901 N. York street. Admission is free/gratis and open to people of all ages! https://www.bioartbayoutorium.org/
East End, Houston, Texas