Artists in Residence

RESIDENCY 20: JUNE 13-JULY 15, 2016 (Artists with children)

David Hartt
Visual Artist

David Hartt’s research-based practice utilizes digital films, installations, photographs, and sculptures to unpack the social, cultural, and economic complexities of his subjects. The work explores how historic ideas and ideals persist or transform over time. By investigating the materials, symbols, and histories that shape our surroundings, he calls attention to the ways our built environments exist and evolve. Born in Montreal, Hartt lives and works in Philadelphia.

Ralph Lemon
Visual Artist/Writer/Choreographer/Curator

Ralph Lemon develops intellectually rigorous and experimental performances that are as socially and politically resonant as they are personal. He builds teams of collaborating artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, countries, and artistic disciplines who bring their own histories and aesthetic voices to the work. Projects develop over several years, culminating in artworks derived from the artistic, cultural, historic, and emotional material uncovered in this rigorous creative research process. Lemon is based in New York City.

Meleko Mokgosi
Visual Artist

Meleko Mokgosi works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale, project-based installations that incorporate history painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory. He interrogates narrative tropes and the fundamental models for the inscription and transmission of history alongside established European notions of representation in order to address questions of nationhood, anti-colonial sentiments, and the perception of historicized events. Mokgosi was born in Francistown, Botswana, and now lives in New York City.

Chemi Rosado (Artist as Activist)*
Visual Artist, Project Director of El Cerro

Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s work comprises community-based interventions linked to and evocative of the site where they are developed. He creates socially engaged art and collaborations by interweaving the communities with the work. He aspires to exalt the existing beauty of the site by developing a hyper-reality that brings together people of different social classes, bureaucratic institutions, and cultural agencies with those who they are meant to serve. Rosado-Seijo lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Visual Artist

Magdalena Campos-Pons
Visual Artist

Caitlin Cherry
Visual Artist

Josephine Halvorson
Visual Artist

Steffani Jemison
Visual Artist

Dinh Q. Le
Visual Artist

Neil Leonard
Musician/Interdisciplinary Artist

Harold Mendez (3Arts Fellow)**
Visual Artist

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

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



Wally Cardona in partnership with Danspace Project




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
Lin Hixson
Director of Performance
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
Visual Artist, Collaborator with Deborah Luster
Rachel Schragis (Artist as Activist)*
Visual Artist/Social Practice Artist, member of People’s Climate Arts


* 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.

** The Rauschenberg Residency has partnered with 3Arts to host two Fellows in 2015–16. 3Arts is a nonprofit organization that advocates for Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts.

*** Photolucida is an arts nonprofit that expands, inspires, educates, and connects the regional, national, and international photography community. Photolucida’s Critical Mass program aims to provide participants with career-building opportunities, including the Rauschenberg Residency Award.