Artists in Residence

RESIDENCY 22: SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 21, 2016


In partnership with Danspace Project in New York City, choreographer Wally Cardona brings a group of creative individuals to the Rauschenberg Residency to work collaboratively on a project titled The Set Up, the result of 5 years of work with 7 master dance artists, including Kapila Venu (Kutiyattam), Saya Lei (classical Burmese), Nyoman Catra (Balinese Topeng), Heni Winahyuningsih (Javanese refined), Jean-Christophe Paré (French Baroque), Proueng Chhieng (Cambodian) and Junko Fisher (Okinawan).

 

Wally Cardona
Dancer/Choreographer, Project Leader

Throughout his career, Wally Cardona has created projects ranging widely in scale, setting, and materials. For several years, he created group works that demanded highly controlled working conditions in order to be made. Currently, he is cultivating a practice of undoing, setting up conditions that are both intimate and crowded. Cardona is the artistic director of WCV, Inc. and is based in New York City.
 
Jonathan Bepler
Composer
Jonathan Bepler works in situations where a musical language is not taken for granted – where sounds and timbres are not separable from the abstraction of notes or rhythms, and one is not quite sure how to use the music. His interest in collaboration and interdisciplinary work often involves co-mingling many seemingly disparate elements, a love of chaos, and a thirst for reconciliation. From the United States, Bepler now lives in Berlin, Germany.
 
I Nyoman Catra
Balinese Dance/Theater Artist
I Nyoman Catra is a renowned master artist of Bali traditional dance/theater, specializing in the Kechak monkey dance and masked temple performances known as Topeng. In addition to performing in village temple ceremonies and in festivals around the world, he is a distinguished senior faculty member of the Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Denpasar in Bali. Catra is currently a visiting professor at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachussetts.
 
Amanda Kmett’Pendry
Dancer
Amanda Kmett’Pendry almost always finds herself in the role of a dancer. She finds that there is great power in working alongside another's ideas and moving forward collaboratively. Her work as a dancer is always about research and meeting each day with a body that is open to learn and change. In this role she experiences the filtering of ideas of many makers. Kmett’Pendry lives and works in New York City.
 
Jennifer Lacey began her dance career in New York City and in 2000, moved to Paris and founded Megagloss with Carole Bodin and began a longstanding collaboration with artist Nadia Lauro. As far afield from traditional dance performance as her work often goes, Lacey is committed to her essential point of view as a dancer and strives to produce a thinking body of work in which poetics transcend a conceptual basis.
 
Molly Lieber
Dancer
Molly Lieber has been working collaboratively with Eleanor Smith since 2006, creating dance pieces by constructing improvisational practices into a mutual experience of performance. Their recent works Rude World, Tulip, and Beautiful Bone, are a triptych of intimate, sculptural duets created over three years. The performance is a living, breathing manifestation of profound and raw collaboration. Lieber is based in Brooklyn.
 
Sarah Lifson maintains her own creative practice alongside her life as a performer, educator, and local agriculture fanatic. Her current work concerns itself with the relationship between boundaries and constructs, the juxtaposition of things, and the locomotion between realms of line, whimsy, fantasy, and truth. Lifson collaborates with myriad artists in New York City.
 
Silas Riener
Dancer/Choreographer
Silas Riener has been collaborating with Rashaun Mitchell since 2010 to create dance that merges elements of fantasy, absurdity, and quiet contemplation in the form of site-specific installations, improvisational dances, traditional proscenium pieces, and highly crafted immersive experiences. Their work revels in the possibilities of the highly articulated dancing body where current and historical influences and aesthetic forms are collapsed into a hybrid physical and visually charged language. Riener is based in New York City.
 
Megan Schubert is a singer, composer, and improviser who straddles traditional, classical, popular, and experimental music, creating and collaborating in a cook-to-order style with artists from a wide range of backgrounds. She frequently tinkers with form and context through a lens of intersectional feminism. Schubert is based in New York City.
 
Adam Shecter
Visual Artist

Adam Shecter works primarily in 2D animation and video, and is greatly influenced by science fiction, mythology, and mass cultural forms. His work combines digital and hand-drawn elements, often juxtaposing lighthearted animation with darker, more serious themes. He aims to construct worlds that are as maximal as possible using a collage-like visual language that renders both a futuristic sci-fi vision and a poetic meditation on the everyday. Shecter lives in New York City.

Heni Winahyuningsih
Dancer/Lecturer

As a professor at Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), a dance teacher, an independent performer, and a choreographer, Heni Winahyuningsih has a direct impact on her community. Through her collaborative work with her students and other young artists, she hopes to increase the capacity for contemporary dance rooted in Indonesia’s inspirational traditional resources, techniques, and dances, and to expand the knowledge of Javanese dance in a global context. Winahyuningsih lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

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
 
Social Practice Artist
 
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
 
Anna Khimasia
Scholar/Educator/Performance Creator, Collaborator with Barak adé Soleil
 
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


Abigail DeVille
Visual Artist

Skylar Fein
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
 
Audio Engineer, Collaborator with Maria Chavez
 
Brittany Powell Parich (Ford Family Foundation Fellow)
Visual Artist
 
Visual Artist
 
Playwright
 
 
 
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.