2018 Resident Artists

ArtCenter residency programs are designed to bring together a variety of cultural practitioners from Miami and beyond who receive affordable work studios, professional development opportunities and participate in public programs with the South Florida community.

2018 Studio Residents:

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Leo Castaneda is an artist working at the intersection of virtual reality, gaming, performance and interactive sculpture. Castaneda’s work deploys and deconstructs the socio-economic, racial, mythological and post-human anatomies embedded in the structure of video games. Castaneda received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2010, and in 2014 received his MFA at Hunter College. In 2014 he received a grant from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) to attend SOMA Mexico (Mexico City). Other residencies include, “Of Games III” at Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi, India (2015), and the Bronx Museum’s The Artist in the Marketplace program (2017).

 

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Morel Doucet is a contemporary ceramist that hails from Ayiti (Haiti). He grew up in Miami, Florida where he graduated from New World School of the Arts High School with the Distinguished Dean’s Award for Ceramics. He formalized his education at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland where he received a B.F.A. in Ceramics with a minor in Creative Writing and concentration in Illustration. Doucet was also a recipient of MICA’s Presidential Scholarship and The Alumni Award for Student Leadership. He has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad including the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, the American Museum of Ceramic Art in California, New York, Miami, Baltimore and São Tomé et Príncipe. His work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, TrendHunter Art & Design, Oxford University Press, The Miami Herald, Art Basel Miami, and MICA’s Annual Report.

 

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Juan Pablo Garza was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He works with a variety of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, installation, video, mixed media and found materials.  Through a meticulously experimental method, he creates new poetics, activated by a critical understanding and a sensitive reaction to the space that contains the work. Garza has  exhibited in museums and galleries in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Canada, United States, Spain, Holland and Germany. He was the co-founder and co-director of the Contemporary Art Space Al Borde (2010-2014) in Maracaibo, which in 2012 won a grant from the Fundación Cisneros/CPPC. In 2012 he received a grant from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  Most recently he participated in Ox-Bow School of Art and Residency (Michigan) and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ residency program.

 

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GeoVanna Gonzalez is a Miami-based artist and curator. Her practice explores shifting notions of gender and identity in our environment, and the relationships between the organic and the technological. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design. Previous to her time in Miami, GeoVanna lived in Berlin, Germany where she became a member of Coven Berlin, a queer feminist collective which produces exhibitions and events that focus on body politics, gender, labor, and art. Her upcoming exhibitions include Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Florida; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany; and NGBK, Berlin Germany.

As a curator, her most recent project was an international group show, ‘A New Prescription For Insomnia’ at Horse and Pony Fine Arts in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was featured in Artforum, Elephant Magazine, and Berlin Art Link. In 2016, GeoVanna was the Project Manager for the Berlin Art Prize and co-curated Unearthed with Dan Halm at Rockelmann & Gallery. She is also the Co-founder of READ WHAT YOU WANT!, a reading club established in 2014.

 

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Adler Guerrier, born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, lives and works in Miami, Florida. Guerrier received a BFA from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Guerrier’s recent exhibitions include Deployed, Conditional, and Limited Utopia at David Castillo Gallery (Miami), Et in Arcadia Ego at ArtCenter/South Florida (Miami), Invisibilité Ostentatoire at Fondation Clément (Martinique), and MemoryLab at HistoryMiami Museum (Miami). In 2018, Guerrier will present works at Torrance Art Museum (California), the California African American Museum and Marisa Newman Projects (New York). Also, in 2018, Guerrier and collaborator Domingo Castillo will launch OCR:Miami, an art and research project that aims to render various sites around Miami more visible.

 

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Elite Kedan is an artist and architect based in Miami, Florida. Her hybrid practice explores the intersections of technologies and process, with human behavior, public space, historical context and meaning.

Registered as an architect in the states of New York and Florida, she received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), the Artist in Residence in the Everglades program at Everglades National Park, FL and the School for Poetic Computation (New York, NY). She is the co-editor of Provisional: Emerging Modes of Architectural Practice USA, published by Princeton Architectural Press; and co-founder of Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.), an art collaborative bridging speculation, geopolitics and climate change.

 

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Laura Marsh is a textile artist with an expanded practice. She defines spaces for viewers to engage with tactile objects, poetic phrases, and social experiences. Her weavings contain social mottos and her immersive environments offer communal space for viewers to gather and communicate about class and creative practices. Marsh received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Marsh has exhibited nationally at venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, and Tilton Gallery in NY. She is a current artist in residence at ArtCenter/South Florida in Miami Beach and the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center in Hollywood.

 

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Jillian Mayer is an artist and filmmaker that explores how technology affects our identities, lives and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture, painting and installation, her projects investigate the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence.

Her works have been included in exhibitions at galleries and museums such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, The Bass Museum of Art (Miami), the Montreal Biennial (2014), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,  and film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, and the New York Film Festival. She has been featured in a variety of publications including Art Papers, ArtNews and Art Forum.

Mayer is a recent recipient of the prestigious Creative Capital Fellowship for 2015, the South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual/Media Artists Fellowship 2011 and 2014, Cintas Foundation Fellowship 2012, and was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. She is also a fellow of the Sundance New Frontiers Lab Program for 2014, the Elsewhere Residency as a NEA Southern Constellation Fellow and the Zentrum Paul Klee Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland for 2013. She is currently included in Prospect.4 New Orleans, and LA/LA: A CELEBRATION BEYOND BORDERS, Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles).

 

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Terence Price II was born in Carol City Florida and is a graduate of Miramar High School. His use of street photography is a form of documentation which seizes on the highs and the lows of family life and the surrounding community. While roaming the streets of Miami he aims to “capture” moments that move him deeply and invites the viewer to share in this experience.

 

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Jamilah Sabur is an artist working across various disciplines including performance, video, and installation. Sabur was born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica and received her MFA in Visual Arts from University of California, San Diego in 2014 and her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture in 2009. She is currently a Communications Fellow at the Center for Community Change (Washington, D.C.) She is interested in embodied cognition, social mimicry, dissonance, ritual, and the uncanny. Recent exhibition and screening venues include Dimensions Variable (Miami); HistoryMiami Museum; Los Angeles Film Forum; (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (Spain); Busan Corner Theater, (South Korea).

 

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Anastasia Samoylova is a Miami-based artist and photographer. Her work investigates notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque. Samoylova has exhibited internationally, including Aperture Foundation (New York), Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), and in photography festivals in Belgium, Brazil, and South Korea. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Foam, and Wired. Her current project Flood Zone addresses environmental issues affecting Miami Beach and its surroundings.

 

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Tom Scicluna is a Miami-based artist. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Some Aesthetic Decisions: Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Mere Facade, Spinello Projects (Miami); and Climate Sync a public artwork realized in conjunction with Miami-Dade Art in Public Places at ArtCenter/South Florida (Miami).

 

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Alba Triana is a Colombian composer and artist based in Miami, Florida. Her work embraces technological developments and freely appropriates elements from different artistic, scientific and philosophical disciplines in order to expand the meaning of composition, performance, and aesthetic musical experience. The results are hybrid musical productions, which take form in nonconventional and varied formats, ranging from concert music, interactive installations, sound and light sculptures to vibrational objects. Triana has received numerous awards and accolades including the Civitella Foundation Fellowship (worldwide). Her work belongs to private collections in Europe and the US, as well as to the High Quality Cultural Portfolio of Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her work has been shown in music festivals like Futura, Synthèse, La Colombie à Paris, France; Zilele Muzicii Noi, Moldova; and Subtropics, Miami. It has also been presented in concert halls, galleries, museums and nonconventional venues such as York University, U.K.; Les Voutes, France; ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami; and Orange County Museum of Art, California, among others. Triana earned a Bachelor’s degree at Javeriana University (Colombia) and a Master’s degree in Composition New Media and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts. She pursued her PhD studies at University of California, San Diego.

 

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Joshua Veasey is an interdisciplinary artist, working primarily in sculpture, photography and installation. His recent output is focused on dissecting the socioeconomic structure of the urban landscape. Documentation is a key factor in his process of object making, using image as a means to signify relationships between mobility, work, labor and the implications that further build those identities in society.

Veasey received a BFA in Sculpture from New World School of the Arts. His work has been shown throughout Florida, including exhibitions at ArtCenter/South Florida, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Gucci-Vuitton and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. He is also an active member of the collective Midnight Thrift, an artist-run nightlife thrift store.

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