Artists in Residence
A list of the current and upcoming artists in residence.
RESIDENCY #43: JANUARY 13-FEBRUARY 14, 2020
Drew Bucilla (PhD Candidate, City University of New York)
Drew Bucilla’s dissertation, “Europ: Expanded Cinema, Projection and Film Co-op Movement in Western Europe, 1966-1979,” explores how the form of expanded cinema flourished via the film co-operative movement in Europe, resulting in some of the earliest examples of film projection within an art gallery setting. Reconstructing these ephemeral exhibitions has depended heavily on working with individual artists, exchanging memories and archival discoveries, in order to jointly piece together this history. Bucilla lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Nickolas Calabrese’s goal as an artist is to raise and answer questions that have yet to be asked, or haven’t been asked appropriately. His strategy is to avoid having a “style,” and therefore does not work in any specific media. The best solution may be a text, a digital image, a painting, or a theatrical work. He wants to know what things mean, and how those meanings are malleable. Calabrese lives in Tulsa, OK.
Taylor Davis works on several groups of objects at once: built wood forms, text works, collages, large shaped canvases, and mobiles. All are the product of her commitment to interdependent non-hierarchical relationships. Her work moves out from and around many centers, with the intention of dissipating a canonical position in form and perspective so that she might create an equitable exchange between forms within a form, and between viewer and object. Davis lives in Dorchester, MA.
Haley Fohr (Circuit Des Yeux)
Haley Fohr’s musical endeavors focus around our human condition; her 10-year career as Circuit des Yeux is an effort to connect the personal to the universal. She is most distinctly identified by her four-octave voice and unique style of 12-string guitar. Her highly active approach to creation and expression has led her to share the stage with a wide array of accomplished improvisers and collaborators. Fohr is based in Chicago, IL.
Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves
Writer/Visual & Performance Artist
Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves is concerned with postcolonial ethnobotany, the limits of language, and archive as medium. She has most recently been published in the collections Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing (Kore Press, 2018), and Creature/Verdure (Pinsapo Journal, 2018), as well as in her chapbook Close Reading As Forestry (Belladonna*, 2017). Greaves lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Visual & Sound Artist
James Hoff works in a variety of media, including painting, sound, writing, and performance. In recent years, his work has focused on language and media systems at the intersection of developing technologies and traditional artistic genre forms. He has created paintings and music using computer viruses and developed several bodies of work that examine how the language of network communication has changed our contemporary notions of landscape and nature. Hoff lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Byron Kim’s work sits at the threshold between abstraction and representation, between conceptualism and pure painting. His richly hued, minimalist paintings often appear to be abstractions, but upon investigation, they reveal a charged space that often connects to his personal experiences in relation to larger cultural forces. His ongoing series of Sunday Paintings, in which he records the appearance of the sky every week, combines the cosmological and the quotidian. Kim lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Lisa Sigal’s recent series of paintings use multiple overlapping windows and screens, resulting in spatial disorientation. Both the imagery and the materials combine painting and architecture to examine the complexities of urban property and its complicity with notions of personhood as a form of ownership. By drawing on case studies by architects and urban planners, she understands the spatial as a social product governed by political and economic forces. Sigal lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Under the platform Music Research Strategies, Marshall Trammell has instigated a number of performing-research and performing-political education collaborations with community-based organizations, cultural arts centers, foundations, galleries, archives, and museums over years and borders. Responsive to Black Lives Matters’ call, “What is the role of the artist in today’s political landscape?” he responds with inter-culturally situated design strategies for serving and centering community-based organizations’ values, rendered as critical Creative Improvised Music. Trammell lives in Albuquerque, NM.
Ali Van lives subliminally. She is dedicated to time, intrinsic porosity and the acceleration of weather. Her works on love intuit public and intimate souls, felt and displaced spirits, and trees…dimensions linked to nature. She moves through the world with a faithful carry-on, with family heart, off an ocean where birds salt shells to fish sun sprung. She finds focus on mountains, in light of ancestral rhythm, silent geographies and manner song. Van lives out of Hong Kong, China.
Liat Yossifor’s abstractions are time-restricted, repeated, and body-aware; they speak to a cycle of trauma and belatedness. While their colors are seemingly monochromatic, they are in fact made from opposite hues in action with each other. These cancellations of hues are coupled with the daily process of making and destroying line work. Over time, this process of annihilation and mark making has become a study of states of being. Yossifor lives in Los Angeles, CA.
RESIDENCY #44: FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 27, 2020
Jamal Batts (PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley)
DeForrest Brown, Jr.
Interdisciplinary Artist/Writer/Musician/Independent Curator
RESIDENCY #45: APRIL 6-MAY 8, 2020
Christopher Green (PhD Candidate, City University of New York)
James Brandon Lewis
Ofelia Marquez Stephens
Jin Ju Song-Begin
Mlondolozi Zondi (PhD Candidate, Northwestern University)
RESIDENCY #46: MAY 26-JUNE 26, 2020
Hillerbrand + Magsamen (Photolucida's Critical Mass program awardee)
Stephan Hillerbrand & Mary Magsamen
Yvette Janine Jackson
Composer/Sound Installation Artist
Janice A. Lowe
Sable Elyse Smith
McKenzie Wark (Thoma Foundation Fellow)
RESIDENCY #47: JULY 6-31, 2020 (Artists with children)
Ghost of a Dream
Adam Eckstrom & Lauren Was
Tuan Andrew Nguyen
RESIDENCY #48: AUGUST 10-SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
Composer/Drummer/Electronic Musician/Visual Artist
Dam Van Huynh
Sound & Mixed Media Artist
Legacy Russell (Thoma Foundation Fellow)
Anna Martine Whitehead (3Arts Fellow)
RESIDENCY #49: SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 30, 2020
Performance Residency TBA
RESIDENCY #50: NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 18, 2020
Conceptual & Media Artist
Tirtza Even (3Arts Fellow)
Experimental Video Documentary Artist
Uchenna Itam (PhD Candidate, University of Texas, Austin)
Thomas Love (PhD Candidate, Northwestern University)
Jamilah Sabur (Oolite Arts Fellow)
Lester St. Louis
Olivia K. Young (PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley)
Partnerships: In 2019 and 2020, the Rauschenberg Residency has partnerships with 3Arts (Chicago), Photolucida (Portland), and Thoma Foundation, and in 2020 with Oolite Arts (Miami), in order to expand our selection process and broaden our diversity.
PhD Candidates: In 2020, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is inaugurating a residency program for scholars who are nearing completion of their dissertations on Postwar art. These emerging art historians will be provided with the time to make significant progress on their dissertations.
RRF Artist as Activist Fellows: 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.