Archives for November 2016

Bethany Collins

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Bethany Collins
Residency Dates: December 1 – December 21, 2016

Bethany Collins is a multidisciplinary artist whose conceptually driven work is fueled by a critical exploration of how race and language interact. In her Contronym series, for instance, Collins transposes definitions from Webster’s New World Dictionary of American Language onto American Masters paper, then aggressively obscures much of the entries with an eraser. What remain are specific snippets of meaning that are poetically charged through their isolation, as well as the crumbled paper bits left behind by her erasing. As Holland Cotter noted writing in The New York Times, “language itself, viewed as intrinsically racialized, is Bethany Collins’ primary material.”

Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Drawing Center, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Collins has been recognized as an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the MacDowell Colony and the Hyde Park Art Center among others.

Federica Bueti

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Federica Bueti
Residency Dates: November 18 – December 19, 2016

Federica Bueti is a writer, art critic and editor based in Berlin. She is editor of …ment, journal for contemporary culture, art and politics (www.journalment.org), and part of the curatorial team of SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. Her current research focuses on feminism and the politics of writing. She regularly writes on art, feminist philosophy and social theory for magazines, critical anthologies and artists’ catalogues. Her writing has appeared in frieze, art-agenda, Ibraaz, Flash Art, X-TRA, Makhzin, and BOMB magazine among others. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Critical Writing Programme at the Royal College of Art, London.

Michael McIntosh

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Michael McIntosh
Residency Dates: May 5 – May 23, 2016

Michael John McIntosh is a fine artist/motion designer/director with a focus in watercolor painting. Concepts of spirituality & world culture are both illuminated & made contemporary via his “pop-surrealism” style. A whimsical world, devoid of a sense of gravity is rendered through the use of vibrant colors and figures that are constantly in motion. Along with a separate style of boldly colored watercolor abstract paintings, the ultimate aim of Michael’s work is a soft re-education of spirituality & the universe in an effort to manifest large and positive change & healing on earth.

Michael attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he lives and works as a motion designer.

Felipe Meres

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Felipe Meres
Residency Dates: July 1 – July 29, 2016

Felipe Meres (b. 1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is the recipient of the 2016 Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation Grants & Commissions Award and will exhibit newly commissioned pieces at CIFO Art Space, Miami (September, 2016). Solo exhibitions include Fsision at Company Gallery, NY (2016) and Subject to Escape Acts at Galeria Ibeu, Rio de Janeiro (2013). He has participated in numerous group shows in venues such as Lisa Cooley, NY (2016); Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro (2014) and Casa das Caldeiras, São Paulo (2013). He was an artist in residency at SÍM in Reykjavik, Iceland (2012) and participated in Escola de Verão, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (2012). He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, NY, a BFA from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo and is currently pursuing a PhD in Anthropology at The New School, NY. He is the recipient of the 10th Tom of Finland Foundation Emerging Artist Grand Prize.

Molly Joyce

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Molly Joyce
Residency Dates: May 22 – June 25, 2016

Molly Joyce is a composer originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work has been described as written to “superb effect” (The Wire) in an “emotionally appealing twenty-first century style” (Fanfare Magazine), and “vibrant, inventive music that communicates straight from the heart” (Prufrock’s Dilemma). During the 2014-15 season, her music was premiered at the New World Symphony and New York Youth Symphony. She performed on the Bang on a Can Marathon. Also an active participant in other aspects of the music industry, Molly is currently the Digital Content Manager for New Amsterdam Presents/Records and serves as an assistant to singer/songwriter Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond. Molly has studied at The Juilliard School, the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, and will be continuing her studies at the Yale School of Music in Fall 2015.

Heidi Neilson

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Heidi Neilson
Residency Dates: July 11 – July 27, 2016

Heidi Neilson engages topics such as weather, fake snow, and the cultural landscape of outer space through prints, books, and public projects. Her recent work includes: the Menu for Mars Supper Club, a series of dinners envisioning Martian cuisine; SP Weather Station, where weather data-gathering instruments serve as a hub for various activities addressing earth’s atmosphere; Long Island City Sundial, which characterizes the shadow of a lone skyscraper as a giant neighborhood-wide sundial; and Ground Station, a project documenting outer space art-research with regard to radio transmissions.

Her often collaborative and publishing-based work has been presented at The Drawing Center, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of Art, and published in The Blue Notebook, Elephant Magazine, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among many others. Her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections.

Born in Oregon, Heidi Neilson received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York.

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Tracy Peters

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Tracy Peters
Residency Dates: October 1 – November 1, 2016

Tracy Peters is a Winnipeg artist who uses photography, video and installation to respond to time, space, light and weather. Many years of darkroom practice initiated her research into fragile materials and the emotive power of surfaces. She bases her installations and moving images largely within the photographic process. Peters has received grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council, and in 2014, she had her first major solo exhibition at Ace Art Inc. in Winnipeg. Recent artist-residencies include a partnership between Void Gallery and the Social Studios and Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland, and the Deep Bay Residency program in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba.

As part of her residency at ArtCenter/South Florida she will give a talk during October’s Resident Night on Wednesday, October 5th.

Goran Petrović

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Goran Petrović
Residency Dates: September 18 – October 13, 2016

Goran Petrović Lotina is a researcher, curator and theorist in visual and performing arts and film. He holds Master Degrees in Art History from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and Art and Politics from Sciences Po Paris: Institute of Political Studies (France). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Ghent University (Belgium). Petrović’s research combines art theory with political philosophy to examine the political dimension of art. His main point of interest is to explore how art, and contemporary dance in particular, contests dominant politics and invigorates democracy. As a theorist and curator, Petrović has published on the subject of contemporary art and political discourses in art theory. He has collaborated with numerous institutions, such as MoCA Belgrade, CAC Adelaide, Kaaitheater Brussels, CCA Sarajevo, Kunstahelle Wien, Kran Film Copenhagen, AIR-Krems Austria and Fogo Island Arts Canada, among others.

Jessica Segall

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Jessica Segall
Residency Dates: August 16 – September 16, 2016

Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York City. Her work investigates the link between creativity and survival; engaging current cultural attitudes towards adaptation. Segall’s work has been exhibited at the Havana Bienal, The National Gallery of Indonesia, The Queens Museum of Art, the Aldrich Museum, The Inside Out Museum in Beijing, The National Modern Art Gallery of Mongolia, and De Fabriek in The Netherlands. She is the recipient of grants from NYFA, Art Matters, the Leighton International Artist Exchange Program, and The Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Jessica attended artist residencies at Skowhegan, The MacDowell Colony, Kuenstledorf Schoppingen, Art OMI, Bemis, SOMA, and Socrates Sculpture Park. She is a graduate of Bard College and received her MFA from Columbia University. Jessica is a 2016 Resident at The Sharpe Foundation in Brooklyn.

Fidel Garcia

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Fidel Garcia
Residency Dates: August 4 – September 30, 2016

Living and working in Havana, Fidel Garcia is a graduate of the National Academy of Fine Arts, San Alejandro, Havana, CU, in 2002. He graduated from the Department of Art (Directed by artist Tania Brugera), Havana, CU in 2005 and the Higher Institute of Art, Havana, CU, in 2008. From that date forward, Garcia developed his work through residency programs as Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL in 2011, Residence Organhaus (Triangle Arts Trust), Chongqing, CN in 2009 and the Residence Learning Site (Group N 55), (Prince Claus Fund), Copenhagen, DK.  Fidel participated in both solo and group exhibitions, workshops and Biennials, including ‘to break the walls’, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, CU in 2013, 2011 ‘James Reid printshop’ ArtLab21, Bonn, DE in 2011, ‘XII Biennal of Havana’, Contemporary Center of Art Wilfredo Lam, Havana, CU, or ‘Global Control and Censorship’ ‘Globale’, ZKM Media Museum (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe, DE both in 2015.

Fidel Garcia utilizes art as a platform, by means of various tools, fields of knowledge, phenomena: all external agents of art, that work inside of the power and control structures. They allow his work to generate a discourse, which puts in crisis their own recourses, thus, it detonates the pillars of their specific systems.

Some specific themes/strategies of interest in Garcia’s research, out of which he has developed several pieces, are: territorial control; failures or mistakes in mechanisms of control, such as telecommunications; the nature of different fluxes of information, as media for building Reality and strategies used to destabilize systems.

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