Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Artist residency

Current Artists-in-Residence

MAY 22–AUGUST 16, 2019

The diverse range of disciplines includes ceramics, filmmaking, installation, music, performance, sculpture, sound art, theatre, video, and writing. Represented areas of focus include geologic and hydrological processes; the relationship between rapid industrialization and self-image; the politics of migration and race; community and socio-psychologies in relation to geography; agriculture and the anthropocene; theatre spectatorship, participation, and democracy; satirizing the mainstream; varied states of matter; migrant farm labor and the agriculture industry at the turn of the century; and the effects of technology on our identities, lives, and experiences. 

These artists, with the exception of Raven Chacon who was invited to be the inaugural Sound Art + Experimental Music Program artist-in-residence, were selected from an international pool of 248 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, former Artistic Director, ArtCenter/South Florida (now Oolite Arts), Miami Beach, FL. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
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Omaha, NE 68102
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