Susannah Tantemsapya is a cultural producer based in Los Angeles.
She founded Creative Migration in 2005, a 501(c)(3) organization that produces and collaborates on initiatives to advance cultural diplomacy through the three pillars of art, social engagement and sustainable futures. She has made several films for the nonprofit including POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters, which was part of a traveling exhibition with the Design Museum Foundation from 2014-16. In 2015, she executed Projection, a large-scale, public art intervention in Los Angeles by Paris-based artist Vincent Lamouroux.
She earned a degree in Photojournalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she started out as a music editor for ‘SUP MAGAZINE. During that time, there were two defining experiences that shaped her commitment to preserving the environment: spending 80 days in the Baja California wilderness through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); and building a concrete wall over five weeks at Arcosanti, architect Paolo Soleri’s experimental town in Arizona’s high desert. She began working in film as a production assistant for director/theater artist Robert Wilson. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Whitewall Magazine, Canvas Magazine, art ltd. and The WILD Magazine. She is the producer and host of …the charming mistakes of my youth… on KCHUNG radio.
Susannah is also a US Connector/Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in London, England. Founded in 1754, the RSA is a prestigious society that includes Benjamin Franklin, Charles Dickens, Marie Curie, Karl Marx, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee amongst its notable past and present members. She is a dual citizen of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand with extensive, lifelong experience abroad, beginning as a young child.
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Los Angeles (2017)
photo credit: Jasmin Blasco
The Questions We Ask Together (2015)
Open Engagement In Print 001
Los Angeles (2013)
photo credit: Ashley Neese
POST NEW BILLS - New York (2011)
photo credit: Zefrey Throwell
POST NEW BILLS - San Francisco (2010)
video still: Creative Migration