This series of short videos offers breathwork and mindfulness exercises led by St. Louis-based practitioners Mallory Rukhsana Nezam and Simiya Sudduth. The videos give space for personal reflection and dedicated times of calm, while viewing architecture, nature, and artwork at the Pulitzer in new ways.
Mallory Rukhsana Nezam loves cities and believes we have the tools to make them more just and joyful. As a civic artist and consultant, she facilitates conversations and experiences that catalyze, provoke and re-imagine. She holds a Master of Design from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and her research focuses on the racial equity impacts of artists residencies in local government. She’s currently a 2020 Monument Lab Transnational Fellow, and was a 2019-2020 inaugural Practices for Change Fellow at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute of Design & the Arts. She seeks to be in every room she’s not supposed to be in.
Simiya Sudduth is a mother, visual artist, spiritual and healing arts practitioner currently living and practicing in St. Louis, MO. Simiya maintains a fluid, multidisciplinary, multidimensional creative practice that explores the intersections of art, landscape, design, health, social justice, and spirituality. Simiya’s visual arts practice informs her work as a healer, while the study and practice of various spiritual and healing modalities inform her visual arts practice, equally.