Digital Transgender Archive

Aelita Parizek Oral History

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In this interview with Sebastián Casto Niculescu, Aelita Parizek discusses their journey of discovery both with their transness and in the art world. Parizek explains how their experiences at Parsons School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design and the respective cities in which these universities are located have shaped their career in the art world and conceptions of art. Additionally, Parizek touches on the relationship between their artwork and their body, particularly regarding their gender transition and experience with hormones. Parizek uses their artwork to represent social movements as well, speaking in particular about a project specifically intended for sex workers.

Item Information:

Identifier
st74cq56t
Collection
Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Parizek, Aelita
Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Aug. 10, 2018
Dates Covered
1996 to 2018
Genre
Oral Histories
Places
New York
Hawaii
Rhode Island > Providence County > City of Providence > Providence
Kansas > Riley > City of Manhattan > Manhattan
Rhode Island > Providence > City of Providence > Rhode Island School of Design
Topic(s)
Arts
Arts and entertainment occupations
Body image
Gender identity
Hormones
Sex workers (LGBTQ)
Students
Testosterone
Transgender people
Transitioning (Transgender)
Resource Type
Audio
Language
English
Rights
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