Boz Deseo Garden (b. 1997; they/them/it/its) is an artist and theorist whose practice works within the semiotic, cinematic, and psychoanalytic impasses articulated by Afropessimist thought. Garden’s analytic studies transatlantic slavery and racial capacity as the negative heuristic for signification, mattering, and the enjoyment constitutive of discourse. Their recent solo exhibitions and group exhibitions include Petrine, Paris (2023), Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2023), Active Cultures, Los Angeles (2023), Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2022), Jargon Projects, Chicago (2022), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2021), Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles (2020), and Public Storage Gallery, Los Angeles (2018). Their writing was recently published by Cassandra Press (2022) and presented at UC Irvine’s Comparative Literature Conference (2022). They received their BFA from California Institute of the Arts and are an MFA Candidate in New Genres at the University of California, Los Angeles.