Residency Dates: June 23, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Application Deadline: January 28, 2024

Anagela Dufrense is a painter originally from Connecticut, raised however in the town in Kansas (Olathe-Suburbs) that Dick and Perry stopped in before they killed the Clutters (In Cold Blood), and now based in Brooklyn.   Through painting, drawing, printmaking, performative works, and community building she wields heterotopic narratives that are both nonhierarchical and unapologetically perverse, conjuring the rage, piss and vinegar and passion of being female in America in 2022. She is a founding member of The Fragile Institute, a nomadic platform for exhibitions, publications and social actions including the exhibitions Density’s Glitch at the Fine Arts Work Center, Augurhythms at Hesse Flatow, NY in 2022 and Density Betrays Us at the Hole, NY in 2021.  She is a founder of ADVICE VOTE, an active civic engagement platform for teachers and art students across America. 

She’s held museum solo exhibitions at the Kemper Museum in Kansas City “Making Scene ‘, the Dorsky Musuem at SUNY New Paltz “Just my Type” and a solo project at the UCLA Hammer Museum.  She held two gallery solo exhibitions at Yossi Milo and M & B in Los Angels in 2021.   Selected group and collaborative exhibitions include Re-Representation , organized by Dan Cameron Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Where I End, We Begin, Richard and Dolly Maas Gallery SUNY Purchase, NY with Mala Iqbal; OMNISCIENT: Queer Documentation in an Image Culture, Curated by Avram Finkelstein, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art,  New York, NY, Visionary New England, Curated by Sarah Montross, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Paint, also known as Blood, Curated by Natalia Sielewicz, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, American Genre, Curated by Michelle Grabner, ICA at MECA, Portland, ME Stranger than Paradise, Curated by Dominic Molon, RISD Museum, Providence, RI.  She’s exhibited in P.S.1  Contemporary Art Center in New York, The National Academy of Arts and Letters in New York annual, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, The Cleveland Institute of Art, The Aldridge Museum in Connecticut, Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, the Rose Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Minneapolis School of Art and Design. She is currently Associate Professor of painting at RISD. She joined the National Academy of Arts and Design induction 2018, won a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, residencies at McDowell, Yaddo, a Purchase Award at The National Academy of Arts and Letters, two fellowships at The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, and an affiliate residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship.   

Her work is in numerous private collections and the public collections of The Nerman Museum of Art, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, KS The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH, The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI, The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO, Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


Residency Statement 

I am interested in working with dedicated, imaginative, curious artists of all disciplines that want to explore complex narratives with their work.   Applicants should be interested in expanding their creative practice through collaborative discourses, creative writing, intimate studio exchanges and lots of unstructured creative time. Through these activities we will explore art making as a social space for exchange. We will dedicate time to listen to one another sharing stories and cultural perspectives to support each participant’s works ability to address its urgent themes.  Collectively we will analyze and augment work by thinking though and with external disciplinary lenses such as cinema, literature, pop culture and critical theory. 

During the residency, we will seek to unpack a series of questions, including: 

  • How can we imbue our work with the deep feelings of love, joy, trauma and complexity we use to navigate our daily lives. 
  • How can we use our work in ways more connected to our direct lived experiences? 
  • How can we productively situate our practice to the forces of media and cultural production? 
  • How can our work be a social sphere for exchange and storytelling? 
  • How can writing and visual art augment each other more generatively? 
  • How can the act and material making and remaking add meaning to the stories that move or motivate us? 


Application Requirements

  • A brief bio that articulates CV highlights – 500 word maximum 
  • 15 images or up to 10 minutes of time-based work (can also be any combination of this, 1 image = 1 minute, ex: 5 images and 5 minutes of work) 
  • A brief response addressing why you would like to attend this residency and what you might consider making during the time at ACA? – 300 word maximum 


Application Fee: $25 | Apply

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