Antonio Serna

New York, NY

Antonio Serna is a Mexican-American artist, activist, and independent researcher, originally from Texas and currently living in New York. His current project Documents of Resistance focuses on the art and activism of artists of color. Antonio Serna has organized over a dozen autonomous art projects, workshops, and campaigns. Notable collaborative self-organized projects include The People’s Cultural Plan launch at Artists Space 2017; Strength in Numbers/Solidarity Mixer for Equity, Cue Art Foundation and Common Field in 2017; Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement at the Brooklyn Museum in 2016, Documents of Resistance: Collective Timelines at Interference Archive in 2015,  Arts & Labor: Radical Think Tank at Sunview in 2015, Arts & Labor: Alternative Schools of Art at CAA 2015, The artCommons at Queens Museum International 2013, and What Do We Do Now? Arts & Labor Alternative Fair at Eyebeam in 2013. 

Antonio’s work has been recently included in the following publications: Making and Being: Embodiment, Collaboration, & Circulation in the Visual Arts by Caroline Woolard, Susan Jahoda, BFAMFAPHD. New York: Pioneer Works Press. 2020. Art As Social Action: An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art by Gregory Sholette, Chloe Bass, Social Practice Queens. New York: Allworth Press, 2018. Reflecting on Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Anti-racist Art & Design Field by Lauren Willaims. Pasadena, CA : Antiracist Classroom, 2018.

Antonio is currently focused on BIPOC labor research and organizing Museum Workers Happy Hour + Strategy Hour, a cultural worker meet-up that advocates for change from a workers perspective within New York museums and cultural institutions. He has taught art and design at Brooklyn College CUNY and Parsons School of Design. Antonio holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from Parsons School of Art in New York.