Our Artist Residency Program provides local and national artists creative time and necessary space for the development of new work. This season we welcome three new residents to the program.
2019-20 Artists In Residence
Toshi Reagon is a talented and versatile singer, composer, musician, curator and producer with a profound ear for sonic Americana—from folk to funk, from blues to rock. While her expansive career has landed her at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House and Madison Square Garden, you can just as easily find Toshi turning out at a music festival, intimate venue or local club. Toshi resides in Brooklyn NY, from there she continues to tour as a solo artist and with her band Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely Her latest recording is SPIRITLAND available on digital release through Bandcamp.
Lynette Wallworth is an Emmy Award-winning artist/filmmaker and a world leader in using new technologies to tell powerful non-fiction stories that generate real world impact. Wallworth’s works include the interactive video installation Evolution of Fearlessness; the award winning full-dome feature Coral, with its accompanying augmented reality work; the AACTA award-winning documentary Tender; the Emmy Award-winning virtual reality narrative Collisions; and her most recent XR work Awavena which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2018. For her residency at UCLA, Wallworth will be conducting research for her next work that will involve both public and private conversations about States of Being and new technologies.
Eiko Otake is a movement–based, interdisciplinary artist. She worked for more than 40 years as half of the internationally acclaimed Eiko & Koma, but since 2014 has been performing her own solo project, A Body in Places. Eiko & Koma created 46 performance works, two career exhibitions, and numerous media works. Always performing their own choreography, Eiko & Koma usually designed and handcrafted all aspects of their works including sets, costumes and sound. In 2017, Eiko launched her multi-year Duet Project: Distance is Malleable. In this project, collaborating with a diverse range of artists living and dead, Eiko explores ways to maximize the potentials of selected artist-to-artist encounters. CAP UCLA will present vapects ofrious as Eiko’s process and this project during her planned residencies.
Constance Hockaday is a queer Chilean-American from the U.S./Mexico Border. She is a director and visual artist who creates immersive social sculptures on urban waterways. Her work confronts issues surrounding public space, political voice and belonging. In 2001, she began making work with the Floating Neutrinos, a family of psycho-spiritual wanderers who sailed around the world in handmade vessels. Hockaday’s work has been supported by Map Fund, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mills College Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum, The Untitled Art Fair and Flux Factory. In 2016, she was a San Francisco MOMA SECA award finalist. She has been in residence at Headlands Center of the Arts (2016-17) and at Robert Rauschenberg Residency (2018). She is also a TED Fellow.
Suzanne Bocanegra is an artist living and working in New York. Her performance When a Priest Marries a Witch, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC in May 2010. Bodycast, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Frances McDormand premiered at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh in 2013 and was featured on the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Chromatic, developed and performed with choreographer Susan Marshall and percussionist Jason Treuting premiered at American Dance Institute’s season at the Kitchen in NYC in 2016. CAP UCLA presented Farmhouse/Whorehouse: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Lili Taylor as part of its 2017-18 season. Bocanegra’s most recent work, Studio Visit, is an artist’s studio visit as a theater performance staged in her own studio in Brooklyn, NY. A major show of Bocanegra’s work titled Poorly Watched Girls was presented in 2018-19 at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. During her CAP residency, Bocanegra will be working on a new project for the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled Honor, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra, in reference to the largest tapestry in the Museum’s collection, entitled Honor, which depicts 67 historical and allegorical figures offering moral instruction on honorable conduct around a powerful 16th century monarch.
Specific opportunities to view and interact with these residency projects will take shape throughout the season, sign up for our bi-weekly email newsletter for work-in-progress showings and other intersections with the artists.
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