Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Artist residency

Current Artists-in-Residence

JANUARY 23–APRIL 19, 2019

The diverse range of disciplines includes video, installation, writing, sculpture, drawing, architecture, performance, poetry, and sound. Represented areas of focus include humans and artificial intelligence; the psychological and cultural dislocation of war; the language of objects and everyday performativity; geographic and mnemonic landscapes of historical and social events; spatial, behavioral, and social implications of design; place in and role as a product of American media; diasporic narratives, folk-art-constructivist forms, and oral language; the materiality of the gendered and racialized body and the intersections between biology and identity; and human value systems embedded in systems of display and conservation.

These artists were selected from an international pool of 305 applicants. All applications were reviewed and finalists were selected by a twelve-person panel including Sterling Allen, Artist, past Bemis Artist-in-Residence, Assistant Professor, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, and Co-Founder, Okay Mountain, Austin, TX;  Lyndon Barrois Jr., Artist and past Bemis Artist-in-Residence, Saint Louis, MO; Alison Burstein, Independent Curator, New York, NY; Amy Chaloupka, Independent Curator, Bellingham, WA; Anna Campbell, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; John Engelbrecht, Director, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA; Ciara Ennis, Curator and Director, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA; Lindsey French, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Jason Lazarus, Artist and Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Jared Thorne, Artist and Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Pedro Velez, Artist and Critic, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Jovanna Venegas, Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art Department, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. Finalists were then reviewed and chosen by a three-person panel including Sylvie Fortin, Independent Curator, Critic, and Editor, Montréal, Canada and New York, NY; Joaquin Segura, Artist, founding member and board advisor, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico; Natalia Zuluaga, Artistic Director, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL. 

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