Jonathan Sánchez Noa

Jonathan Sánchez Noa was born in Havana, Cuba and now lives in Brooklyn. His visual art practice examines how histories of colonial extractivism have impacted notions of race, identity and climate. Through papermaking techniques, he imprints tobacco stain patterns directly into raw pulp slabs. A process informed and influenced by personal ritual, spiritual and vision interpretation of the world. Jonathan utilizes Cuban tobacco as a medium to reconstruct narratives of displacement in relation to socio-ecological resilience. His work conveys ways of understanding a particular Creole experience that is rooted in ideas of resilience.

Jonathan earned his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2020, and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2023. Recent exhibitions of his work include The Sixth AIM Biennial at The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2024); New Voices at Print Center New York, New York, NY (2024); Mental Spaces II at Sugar Hill Museum, New York, NY (2024); Once at Cleve Carney Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (2023); Rastros en el tiempo at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, New York, NY (2022); and Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021).

Jonathan Sánchez Noa’s residency is made possible through AAI’s partnership with Dieu Donne.