Amanda Ba (b. 1998) is a painter who lives and works in New York City. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, but spent the first five years of her life with her grandparents in Hefei, China. Diasporic memory is central to her work—vivid paintings that combine personal memory with psychosexual fantasy, featuring figures that challenge a predominantly white Western canon of figural painting. Working closely with queer and post-colonial theory, her interventions in the Cannon do not aim to solely celebrate her cultural identity and its inclusion, but to interrogate its formation.

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