A Project by Ness Ilene Graza

The Mosquito

A nominee in the category Translating Sensations, mentored by Ulli Lust, Ness Ilene Garza proposes a graphic novel she describes as a "spiritual thriller."

An art institution offers a residency program for BIPOC artists. However, being kept constantly inebriated rather than sufficiently fed, the participating artists begin to waste away. And though the director of the residency has promised only artists would be allowed on the property, more and more donors start to show up who seem to be more interested in the BIPOC artists' bodies than their body of work.