RESIDENCY 37: MARCH 4-APRIL 5, 2019
Alissa Bennett’s work investigates the relationship between our attraction to the lurid underbelly of popular culture and our personal experiences. Her essays typically combine memoir, cultural criticism, and true crime as a means of examining the human condition in both the personal and universal senses of the term. Her research revolves around instances of digital cultural "excess," such as fan message boards, comments sections, and social media. Bennett lives in Brooklyn, NY.
chameckilerner is a 20-year collaboration between Brazilian choreographers Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner. Since 2007, with the addition of cinematographic tools and confronted with new media, working in video has generated a new cycle of investigations into movement and the body as a map of oneself. What has been relentlessly at the core of their work – live or on screen – is the body, its presence, and the concrete experiential proposition of their performances. Chamecki and Lerner are based in New York City, NY.
Time and everyday, repetitive actions – filling up, emptying out, repairing – are recurring ideas in Tony Cruz Pabón’s work. For example, he represents the distance between his home and his relatives’ homes, or the number of times he brings his hand to his mouth when smoking, by drawing those calculations in pencil across a wall. More than an act of measurement, they are a way of giving shape to everyday experience. Cruz Pabón lives in Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Alteronce Gumby redefines color as hues to explore shades of light and tones to make commentary on issues of identity politics, culture, and theories of freedom. He considers color to be an amalgamation of experiences that tell a story – his story – written and rewritten within each painting. Gumby lives and works New York City, NY.
Sculptor/Interactive Media & Installation Artist
Isla Hansen works to reinterpret and complicate the relationship between the human body and technological progress. Her work reenacts forms of popular media, play, and systems of production, recreating ways in which bodies connect to technologies in the world around us. She has created solo and collaborative installations, systems, and performances. Hansen is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Hao Jingban’s practice revolves around the image as a way to narrate the history and descriptive and critical potentials of the language of images. Through long-term observation and experiences with her subjects and topics, she is able to engage in in-depth exchange with her subjects. She believes strongly in artists’ devotion to their practices and in the ability of the image to participate in, acknowledge, and describe reality. Hao currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Tucker Marder’s work uses humor and absurdity to promote an exuberant environmental ethic. His work often casts live plants, animals, and ecosystems into theatrical scenarios that satirize the ways in which humans relate to the natural world. Borrowing from nature documentaries, puppetry, and formal abstraction, his work seeks unorthodox ways to inspire engagement with environmental issues. Marder is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Deborah Roberts’s art practice takes on social commentary, critiquing perceptions of ideal beauty. Stereotypes and myths are challenged in her work: she creates a dialogue between the ideas of inclusion, dignity, consumption, and subjectivity by addressing beauty in the form of the ideal woman – the Venus. By challenging Venus, her work challenges the notion of universal beauty, making room for women of color who are not included in this definition. Roberts lives in Austin, TX.
Martine Syms uses video and performance to examine representations of blackness and its relationship to American situation comedy, Black vernacular, feminist movements, and radical traditions. From 2007 to 2011, she was the co-director of the Chicago artist-run project space Golden Age, and she currently runs Dominica Publishing, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness as a topic, reference, marker, and audience in visual culture. Syms lives in Los Angeles, CA.
RESIDENCY 38: APRIL 22-MAY 24, 2019
Speculative & Activist Artist
RESIDENCY 39: JUNE 17-JULY 19, 2019
Multidisciplinary Visual Artist
Social Justice Art Quilter
Social Practice, Film & Temporary Public Art Artist
(Photolucida’s Critical Mass program awardee)
Mixed Media Visual Artist
RESIDENCY 40: AUGUST 5-30, 2019 (Artists with children)
Painter/Collage & Installation Artist
Photo-based Visual Artist
RESIDENCY 41: SEPTEMBER 16-OCTOBER 25, 2019
PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY, CURATED BY PHILIP BITHER
RESIDENCY 42: NOVEMBER 18-DECEMBER 20, 2019
Visual & Video Artist
Partnerships: In 2019, the Rauschenberg Residency has partnerships with 3Arts (Chicago), Photolucida (Portland), and Thoma Foundation in order to expand our selection process and broaden our diversity.
RRF Artist as Activist Fellow: 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.