Sacha Vega is an American artist creating at the intersection of photography, installation art, and writing, based in the Greater New York area. Through her practice, she “advises the viewer to consider their physicality through curiously problematizing the notion of a fixed or natural perspective”, in her own words. The warmth and conscious, directed energy of Sacha’s work spoke to us as we at COVEN mulled over being IN HEAT during August. We asked her nine questions, and she provided nine scorching visual responses, as well as a question of her own for you, dear reader.
🔥 What informs your point of view?
🔥 Do you believe in magic?
🔥 What is it that you fear most?
🔥 What is your fantasy?
🔥 Why did you scream last?
🔥 What does queer feminism mean to you?
🔥 How do you experience gender?
🔥 What are you looking for?
🔥 What makes you want to burn it all down?
Sacha’s question for you:
🔥 How is your contact shape-shifting?
Images by Sacha Vega
Interview by Kiona H Niehaus
Sacha Vega’s artwork has been exhibited at Baxter St at CCNY, Java Project, Pelham Art Center, and 99cent Plus Gallery, and has been featured in publications like Outline, Nylon, Lenscratch, Der Greif and Dossier Journal. She has also been an artist-in-residence at Wassaic Project, Stoneleaf Retreat and ARTHA Project. She is 1/3 of the artist-led initiative Memory Foam and collaborates on curating exhibitions, publishing, programming and producing artist interview series. Sacha holds a BFA in Photography and a minor in Art History from Pratt Institute, and is currently pursuing an MFA at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. To see more of her work, visit www.sachavega.com.