Roshani Thakore moved to Portland in 2017 to pursue her Masters in Art and Social Practice at Portland State University. During her first year, she was introduced to APANO through the Creative Placemaking Project Grant opportunity and as a grantee became the Jade District Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, she created a mapping and walking project called 82nd + Beyond: A Living Archive. In 2019 she produced The Orchards of 82nd Art Plan, Living Culture: Past, Present, and Future to dream up a living, integrated art & community space with ideas and values reflecting the people tied to the building.

Prior to moving to Portland, she lived in New York City where she was part of the board of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective and volunteered at Immigrant Movement International.

She’s excited to align her art practice in working with communities at APANO through Cultural Work. In 2020 – 2021 she was one of the current Artists-in-Residence at the East Portland Art +  Justice Lab with Felecia Graham and created Black Birth Matters.

She loves talking about art and social justice and enjoys making nourishing meals and having hard conversations.

Gender pronouns: She/her/hers