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Left to right: photo of Naima Green by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.. Photo of Ica Sagadat by Naima Green for Pur·suit.

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Naima Green, "It Lingers Sweet," 2022, archival pigment print, 36 ✕ 36 in. (91.44 ✕ 91.44 cm). (artwork © Naima Green).

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Motion to Unfurl: Naima Green Workshop

Thursday, Nov 3

1:00 PM–4:00 PM

I Keep Missing My Water artist Naima Green and poet, essayist, and educator Ica Sadagat will lead a workshop and discussion focused on poetry, community, ancestral space, and oral histories.

While this event is free and open to the public, we encourage people to RSVP here.


Ica Sadagat’s work is immersed in textual impact, pleasure/play, and question marks. Sadagat does body and she does language, oftentimes both.

In 2022, Ica earned her MFA in Creative Writing at California Institute of the Arts as the Truman Capote Literary Fellow. Ica received her BA from the New School–Schools of public engagement, studying literature, race & ethnicity, psychology, and gender studies.

Ica has taught and/or performed at UC Santa Cruz, Bureau of General Services–Queer Division, Studio Museum 127, Baxter Street Camera Club, The New School, The Philippine Center of New York, Princeton University, NYU, California Institute of the Arts, Brooklyn Museum, and more.

Before and beyond that, Ica surfs.

Naima Green is an artist, photographer, and educator from New York. Her work is an invitation to participate, witness, and reckon with ways of being that are safe, utopic, and intimate. Green has been featured in exhibitions at Fotografiska NY, Smart Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, ICP, Houston Center for Photography, Bronx Museum, BRIC, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Arsenal Gallery. Her works are in the collections of Barnard College Library, Decker Library at MICA, Fleet Library at RISD, ICP Library, MoMA Library, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, National Gallery of Art, Olin Library, Smart Museum of Art, and Teachers College, Columbia University.

Green earned an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College, an MA in Art & Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA in Urban Studies & Sociology from Barnard College.

She is the Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer in Photography at Smith College.