Residency Dates: May 16, 2021 - June 05, 2021
Application Deadline: December 08, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the immense stress it has put on artists, ACA will be offering FULL scholarships to all accepted artists for Residency #181! The Board of Trustees and staff feel protecting our core mission is paramount, and are grateful to the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation for allowing us to make this commitment to funding exceptional artists during these times. 

Suzanne Bocanegra is a visual artist that employs theater to interrogate the history and practice of visual art, using large-scale video, performance and installation, as well as collage, sculpture and painting.

She is the recipient of the 2020 Robert Rauschenberg award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a 2020 Guggenheim.

In 2019 a major show of Bocanegra’s work titled Poorly Watched Girls was presented at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Also in 2019, her solo show Wardrobe Test was the inaugural exhibition at Artcake, an exhibition space in Brooklyn.

Bocanegra’s most recent performance is Farmhouse/Whorehouse, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Lili Taylor, was commissioned in 2017 by the CounterCurrent Festival in Houston and which has traveled to UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance at the Ace Theater, The Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and The Wexner Center for the Arts, among others.

Residency Statement:

I’m open to artists working in any medium or discipline who aren’t afraid to experiment and try something new.

The structure for the 3 weeks will be open-ended and informal.

I’d like to find people who are hungry for an opportunity to step out of their normal everyday and work with uninterrupted focus in the company of fellow artists.

There will be time for work, group discussions, private meetings and lots of casual conversation.

Come to the residency with a few projects in mind and expect to leave with at least one completed for a showing on the final day of the workshop.

Application requirements:

  • C.V. / resume.
  • A short letter of intent describing your influences and interests as well as what you’re currently working on.
  • 15 images of current work or 15 minutes of video.
  • Also, include a link to your website if you have one in the Letter of Intent.

Your materials may be submitted in .jpg, .doc, .docx, .PDF or as a Vimeo link. No more than 5 mb per file.

Residency Fee: Waived for this Residency (includes daily meals and housing; does not include artist materials or transportation.)

For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25 

Click here to Apply!

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