Boz Deseo Garden (b. 1997) is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles, whose research-based practice navigates the uses and deficits of theory and material or theory as material (and vice versa). Their research engages and considers histories of environmental intoxication, the study of semiotics/hermeneutics as such, and the yoking of Black flesh to other-than/non-matter through signification and necropolitical arrangements of space and mythos as expressions of the afterlives of Slavery. Their writing has been commissioned by Active Cultures, Cassandra Press, and the Hammer Museum. Their first solo exhibition, Does One Write About an Encounter With Nothing, opened at Jargon Projects (Chicago, IL) in August of 2022. Their forthcoming solo exhibition, Cimiteria, at Petrine, Paris (FR) opens in June of 2023. They received their BFA from California Institute of the Arts and are an MFA candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles.