Jasa McKenzie is a curator and artist based between New York City and Minneapolis. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and German from Augsburg College, where she worked as the assistant to the art gallery director for the entirety of her studies. She has been working in a wide variety non-profit art spaces for the past seven years, such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Whitney Museum. She has prior exhibition-making experience at The Soap Factory and Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis. She recently held an internship as a curatorial research assistant for the 10th Berlin Biennale. She submitted the first-place proposal for the 2017 Apexart Franchise Exhibition Program and will be presenting her exhibition, You’re Not Sick, You’re Weak in Nagoya, Japan during the summer of 2018. In her practice, she is driven by issues of identity, equality, and social justice. Her recent exhibitions include My-O-My in New York and The Map is Not the Territory in Brooklyn. Her writing and works have been featured in Artspeak, Daily Serving, Visual Opinion, and Words 86, as well as her public blog, The New Heroin(e).