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Johanna Hedva

Johanna Hedva is a fourth-generation Los Angelena on her mother’s side and, on her father’s side, the granddaughter of a woman who escaped from North Korea. Hedva is the author of the novel, On Hell, forthcoming from Sator Press in 2018. Her performances have been hosted by Machine Project, Human Resources LA, High Desert Test Sites, Universität der Künste Berlin, and Getty Pacific Standard Time. Her essays, poems, and fiction have appeared or will appear in Triple Canopy, Black Warrior Review, Entropy, Mask Magazine, 3:AM, and others. Her ongoing project This Earth, Our Hospital—which includes the essays “Sick Woman Theory” and “In Defense of De-Persons”—was supported by a fellowship with at land’s edge in 2015, with Fred Moten as her mentor, and will be furthered by a residency at FD13 in 2018.