Artists in Residence

RESIDENCY 21: AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 2, 2016


Magdalena Campos-Pons
Visual Artist

María Magdalena Campos-Pons' work encompasses a range of visual language investigations. Her work emerges from a focus on painting and a discussion of sexuality in the crossroads of Cuban mixed cultural heritage to explore incisive questioning, critique, and insertion of the black body in the contemporary narratives. Installation art, performative photography, and cultural activism define the core of Magdalena’s practice of the last two decades. Campos-pons lives and works in Boston. 

Caitlin Cherry
Visual Artist

Caitlin Cherry’s work often combines painting, sculpture, and installation, merging chaotic figurative compositions on canvas into larger multimedia work. For her exhibition Hero Safe, she built life-size wood-and-rope weapons of war inspired by Leonardo da Vinci – a catapult, a crossbow, and a trebuchet – that use her own paintings as ammunition. Cherry scrutinizes the increasingly war-driven mindset of the United States by militarizing its last frontier – Art.  Cherry is based in Brooklyn. 

Josephine Halvorson
Visual Artist

Josephine Halvorson makes paintings of objects and surfaces. Working on-site over the course of daylight hours, latent histories are expressed and unexpected understandings of the everyday emerge; traces of human activity, composition of material, and evidence of energy surface in the paintings. Focusing on the routinely overlooked, she finds liveliness in stillness and the unforeseen in the obvious. Halvorson lives and works in western Massachusetts.

Steffani Jemison
Visual Artist

Steffani Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine "progress" and its alternatives. In her work across media, she explores ideas of improvisation, repetition, and the fugitive in black history and vernacular culture. She has increasingly turned toward collective readings of black historical literature as a strategy in her investigations, and through her publishing project, Future Plan and Program, has commissioned literary work by artists of color. Jemison is based in Brooklyn. 

Dinh Q. Le
Visual Artist

Dinh Q. Lê’s artistic practice challenges how memories are recalled with context in contemporary life. Whether provoking the dominance of film and media in the creation of historical legacy; highlighting the confluence of cultural tradition and contemporary tragedy in his woven photographs; or documenting the un-chronicled stories of those who endured the first helicopter war – he is committed to the artistic process as a means of excavating history. Lê lives in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Neil Leonard
Musician/Interdisciplinary Artist

Neil Leonard started out as a visual artist but as he became interested in music, found himself drawn to ensembles that fused music, art, dance, film, poetry, and performance. He has created works for saxophone/live electronics, improvising ensembles and orchestra, as well as sound for film, video, dance, and experimental theater and installation. He is the Artistic Director of Berklee College of Music’s Interdisciplinary Arts Institute in Boston. 

Harold Mendez (3Arts Fellow)
Visual Artist

Harold Mendez’s work focuses on mediated acts of looking that evoke a larger sense of anxiety and unease. He aims to give new form to visual and textual fragments; thus, history is not only an affirmed past, but a potential future. Using a diverse array of materials – reclaimed objects and appropriated and subverted images – he draws from ideas of absence and displacement to reconstruct place and identity. Mendez lives in Chicago. 

NAFAS
Photographer/Multimedia Artist

Liberation and truth are central to NAFAS’s explorations. Following a life-changing experience as a child, he began working with multiple forms and mediums to understand and communicate what he refers to as “essential experience.” He recently created the finest nuanced photographic printer in the world, which he uses to create objects that illuminate hidden layers of emotion and selfhood. These photographic objects slow down the mind and create awareness. NAFAS is based in Brooklyn.

Thenmozhi Soundararajan (Artist as Activist)
Transmedia Artist, Project Director of #DALITWOMENFIGHT

Dalit-American artist Thenmozhi Soundararajan believes story is the most important unit of social change. Her project, #DALITWOMENFIGHT, exposes the core issue of India’s rape crisis: caste-based sexual violence. Since 2014, she and other Dalit women have caravanned across India and the world, stopping to comfort survivors, confront perpetrators, and stage mass protests. The project will culminate in art documenting the movement, and will look into the lives of Dalit women while exposing India’s culture of impunity. 

Deanna Van Buren (Artist as Activist)
Architect, Project Director of Pop-Up Resource Village

Deanna Van Buren is a San Francisco-based architect and thought leader who researches, formulates, and advocates for restorative justice centers. Her project, Pop-Up Resource Village, is harnessing the impact of design to address social challenges that lead to and have been created by mass incarceration. It does so through a mobile infrastructure that provides education, social services, and shelter for the formerly incarcerated as well as homeless populations and chronically undeserved communities in San Francisco. 

 

RESIDENCY 22: SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 21, 2016


Wally Cardona in partnership with Danspace Project

 

 

RESIDENCY 23: NOVEMBER 14-DECEMBER 16, 2016


Raul Ayala (Artist as Activist)
Muralist, member of People’s Climate Arts
 
Kevin Beasley
Visual Artist/Musician/Performer
 
Jen Bervin
Interdisciplinary Artist
 
Fernanda Espinosa (Artist as Activist)
Oral Historian, member of People’s Climate Arts, Collaborator with Raul Ayala
 
Merry Foresta
Art/Cultural Historian and Critic, Collaborator Deborah Luster
 
Matthew Goulish
Writer/Performer
 
Lin Hixson
Director of Performance
 
Essi Kausalainen
Visual/Performance Artist, Collaborator with Lin Hixson
 
Deborah Luster
Photographer/Installation Artist
 
Kate McNeely (Artist as Activist)
Media and Digital Storyteller, member of People’s Climate Arts, Collaborator with Rachel Schragis
 
Visual Artist, Collaborator with Deborah Luster
 
Sohrab Mohebbi
Writer/Musician/Curator
 
Visual Artist, Collaborator with Deborah Luster
 
Rachel Schragis (Artist as Activist)
Visual Artist/Social Practice Artist, member of People’s Climate Arts
 
 

RESIDENCY 24: JANUARY 9-FEBRUARY 17, 2017


Barak adé Soleil (3Arts Fellow)
Performance Maker
 
Performance Artist/Writer
 
Interdisciplinary/Musician
 
Elliout Fitz
Fabricator, Collaborator with Senga Nengudi
 
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Multi-Disciplinary Performance Artist
 
Visual Artist 
 

Awilda Rodrguez Lora
Performance Choreographer, Collaborator with Barak Adé Soleil

 

 

RESIDENCY 25: MARCH 6-APRIL 14, 2017 


Visual Artist
 
Patricia Lay-Dorsey (Photolucida’s Critical Mass program awardee)
Photographer
 
Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Sculptor
 
Composer/Artist/Writer
 
Writer/Photographer/Arts & Culture Blogger
 
Filmmaker
 
Actor/Singer/Writer

 

 

RESIDENCY 26: JUNE 5-JULY 7, 2017

Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Visual & Dance Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Choreographer/Dancer/Writer
 
Visual & Media Artist/Writer
 
Artist
 
 
 
RESIDENCY 27: JULY 31-SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
Sound Artist
 
Visual Artist, Collaborator with Ander Mikalson
 
Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier & Sean Gallero) (3Arts Fellow)
New Media Artists
 
Sound & Performance Artist
 
Brittany Powell Parich (Ford Family Foundation Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
 
 
R28: SEPTEMBER 18-OCTOBER 20, 2017

Alumni Project Residency
 
 
 
RESIDENCY 29: NOVEMBER 20-DECEMBER 22, 2017
Writer/Visual Artist
 
Choreographer/Performer
 
Writer/Dramaturg, Collaborator with Jeanine Durning
 
Anya Gallaccio (MASS MoCA Partnership)
Visual Artist
 
Liz Glynn (MASS MoCA Partnership)
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Adam Kuby (Ford Family Foundation Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
Sculptor
 
Dancer/Choreographer
 
Dancer
 
Interdisciplinary Performer/Creator
 
 

Partnerships: The Rauschenberg Residency has partnerships with 3Arts (Chicago), Photolucida (Portland), the Ford Family Foundation (OR), and MASS MoCA (MA), in order to diversify our selection process and broaden our diversity.

Artist as Activist: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship provides independent artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere with monetary grants over two years along with access to opportunities for professional advancement. Fellows are also invited to participate in the Rauschenberg Residency program.