Aliya Bonar is a multi-disciplinary artist and community enthusiast. Her studio practice explores costume and dress-up, performance and alter-egos, PowerSuits and Anti-PowerSuits, and usually involves cooking a lot of food for a lot of people in very short amounts of time. Her work has been shown during Fashion Week in NYC; at the ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark; Flux Factory; The Wassaic Project; Fed Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI; and at every Sandwich Club Summit to date.
Her professional career has focused on supporting art and mission-driven organizations primarily through programming, community building, and event production. She got her start working an art collective housed in a former thrift-store in Greensboro NC, moved to NYC to produce public art works at Creative Time, taught sewing to young people and teens for four years, and most recently started working as the office & community manager at Thinx.