RESIDENCY 35: NOVEMBER 5-DECEMBER 14, 2018
For Alvaro Barrington, painting can tell who we are or where we are; it can be inwards or coming toward you; it can hold temporary fashionable truths or larger truths; it can be about color, space, or light; it can hold imagery that offends or is calming; or it can call for redemption, forgiveness, or anger. He seeks to utilize painting to think through his lived experiences. Barrington lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Jennifer Garza-Cuen is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest and currently Assistant Professor and Director of Photography at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her long-term project Imag[in]ing America depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of cultural memory and inheritance. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions, and a discovery of the dreamland that still is America. Garza-Cuen lives in San Antonio, TX.
Almost never setting his choreography, Ishmael Houston-Jones sees the dichotomy between improvisation and choreography as a false binary. He sees himself as an activist artist who makes provocative work that examines both personal and communal issues of identity and social justice. He also supports – through curation, writing, and teaching – the production of challenging art created by a younger generation of queer artists and/or artists of color. Houston-Jones lives in New York, NY.
Elizabeth Karp-Evans, born in Salem, OR, explores a practice of writing, editing, design, and art making. Her work addresses questions of personal history, built environments, and memory. She holds an MFA from the New School for Social Research and is co-founder of the publishing and design studio Pacific. Her forthcoming book of poetry is titled Proper Ground. Her most recent show was Type of Blue (2018) at Shoot The Lobster, New York. Karp-Evans lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work exists across a wide variety of media, including video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, and public projects. Some of the subjects of her recent projects include dust, birdcalls, eye floaters, on hold music, Morse code, accents, and shipwrecks. Her starting points for projects are often mundane, familiar experiences and, recently, experiences usually thought of as boring. Katchadourian lives between Brooklyn, NY and Berlin, Germany.
Sarah Kurz’s work investigates stream of consciousness moments during which memory, figment, and reality coalesce. Through her engagement with universal themes such as longing, beauty, death, fear, and the passage of time, she explores the emotionally complex terrain of her subjects. Her work simultaneously subverts and underscores the universality of individual experience by acknowledging the elusive nature of feelings, resulting in a candid and intimate visual experience. Kurz lives in New York, NY.
Much of Mark Lewis’s work focuses on the technology of film and different genres that have been developed in over 100 years of film history. His films are often short, precise exercises on particular techniques. In 2015, he completed his first feature film, Invention. An homage to the City Symphony films of the 1920s, Invention offers a searching love letter to urban spaces, art, and cinema. Lewis lives in London, UK.
Lisa Liu is a jazz guitarist playing primarily in the style of French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. She has performed with gypsy jazz players including Stephane Wrembel, Martin Taylor, and Denis Chang, and she plays with the Cornelius Eady Trio, a project putting Eady’s poetry to song. She runs a vlog series called Ladies Who Jazz, interviewing female jazz musicians to provide exposure for underrepresented artists. Liu lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Rachel Ries, the daughter of Mennonite missionaries, spent her earliest years in a village in Zaire and a farming community in South Dakota. She learned song as a necessary means of unifying a body of believers and expressing things unknown and longed for. When all else fails and isolation is the default, a song is an extraordinarily powerful unifier. It’s this that she is most compelled by: songs to dismantle isolation. Ries lives in Minneapolis, MN.
RESIDENCY 36: JANUARY 14-FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Arts Writer/Digital Artist
Visual & Video Artist/Writer
RESIDENCY 37: MARCH 4-APRIL 5, 2019
Dance & Video Artist
Sculptor/Interactive Media & Installation Artist
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)
Visual & Video Artist
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
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.