Henry G. Sanchez

Class of 2014

Henry G. Sanchez is a project-based, social practice artist and curator whose subject matter concentrates on history, the environment and social justice. He has exhibited his work at various venues in New York City, Turkey, Spain and throughout the United States. In 2012 he founded the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT, a bio-art and socially engaged project seeking an ecological transformation of a polluted creek in Brooklyn. It proposes community-based initiatives to introduce bioremediation in Newtown Creek, a Superfund site. In 2017 the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT will introduce a floating wetlands project in the English Kills tributary in collaboration with the Newtown Creek Alliance. Sanchez recently established L.O.C.C.A.: Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art in Houston, Texas. L.O.C.C.A. is an artist think-tank and a community embedded initiative based at an historic law office in Houston’s East End Hispanic neighborhood. L.O.C.C.A. combines art initiatives with social action that address issues confronting the Latino and Mexican American experience. It seeks community collaborations to provide an aesthetic experience in order to discover a broader definition of human fulfillment and citizenship for the local population. L.O.C.C.A. also collaborates with University of Houston’s Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Houston Public Library’s Hispanic Archive, the United We Dream organization and the Exquisite Corps Container Program