Residency Dates: May 13, 2018 - June 02, 2018
Application Deadline: December 03, 2017

Claire Pentecost is an artist and writer whose poetic and inductive drawings, sculpture and installations test and celebrate the conditions that bound and define life itself. Her projects often address the contested line between the natural and the artificial, focusing for many years on food, agriculture, bio-engineering, and anthropogenic changes in the indivisible living entity that animates our planet. Since 2006 she has worked with Brian Holmes, 16Beaver and many others organizing Continental Drift, a series of seminars to articulate the interlocking scales of our existence in the logic of globalization. A sample of Pentecost’s exhibition venues include dOCUMENTA(13), Whitechapel Gallery, the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Nottingham Contemporary, the DePaul Art Museum, the Third Mongolian Land Art Biennial. Institutions inviting her to lecture include Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; MIT; CalArts; RISD; Northwestern University; Rice University; The University of Virginia; Creative Time Summit and many others. She is represented by Higher Pictures, New York, and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information, please visit

art 21 magazine, 5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Claire Pentecost

The New York Time, Claire Pentecost: “Interior Studies”

Residency Statement

The residency I’m thinking of is one where each artist is working through something important to them, and is at the same time open to experimenting and approaching their respective cherished matters in new ways. Because we have the opportunity to work together, I envision more or less daily (morning or afternoon depending on group tendencies) discussions of works and/or processes. I’m interested in how artists who are motivated by urgencies beyond the studio generate formal solutions to the questions they elaborate in research. Be open to a few exercises to shift our habitual frames (optional of course).

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following:
1. a statement articulating what you care about and how you have enlivened these passions through art (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
2. a CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf)
3. up to 20 images of work expressing what engages you now (.jpg, .pdf no larger than 10 mb each)
– OR –
up to 10 images (.jpg, .pdf no larger than 10 mb each) and 10 minutes of video (provide links to video sharing web site, .doc, .docx)

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25

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