Category: Artist-in-Residence

Beatrice Glow (2016-2017)

Beatrice Glow is an interdisciplinary artist whose work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. Her practice comprises of sculptural installations, trilingual publishing, participatory performances and lectures, and experiential technologies. Glow is the recipient of the 2015 Van Lier Visual Art Fellowship at Wave Hill and was named … Continue reading “Beatrice Glow (2016-2017)”

Jack Gray (2016)

NGATI POROU, NGAPUHI, TE RARAWA, NGATI KAHUNGUNU Jack Gray (Ngati Porou, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahungunu) is an acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and scholar. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Gray first connected to his cultural roots through traditional Māori dance, Kapa Haka, and later discovered contemporary dance. In 2000, he founded the Atamira Dance Company, an … Continue reading “Jack Gray (2016)”

Hari Kondabolu (2014-2015)

“Hari Kondabolu is a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender.” NPR “A young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor.” SEATTLE TIMES “Hari Kondabolu is intelligent, insightful and hilarious—a true comic genius.” MARGARET CHO “The comedy equivalent of a punk rock … Continue reading “Hari Kondabolu (2014-2015)”

Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani (2013-2014)

Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art. Ganesh’s work has been exhibited widely at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum of … Continue reading “Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani (2013-2014)”

Roger Shimomura (2012-2013)

Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of ten concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. Shimomura received a B.A. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an M.F.A. … Continue reading “Roger Shimomura (2012-2013)”

Larry Hama (2011 – 2012)

Larry Hama is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, actor, and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s. He is a third generation Japanese American (sansei) who was born in New York City and graduated from the High School of Art & Design in midtown Manhattan. He served in the … Continue reading “Larry Hama (2011 – 2012)”

Suheir Hammad (2010 – 2011)

Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born on October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. She is the author of breaking poems, recipient of a 2009 American Book Award, and the Arab … Continue reading “Suheir Hammad (2010 – 2011)”

Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis (2009 – 2010)

“Aaron and I started working in earnest on Stuck Elevator in 2007, when we had our first workshop presentation with one singer and one percussionist in Seattle…. This crucial residency provided access to resources such as interviews with immigration lawyers, Fujianese restaurant workers, and Asian American scholars. Through the A/P/A Institute, we were able to … Continue reading “Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis (2009 – 2010)”

Susana Lei’ataua (2008 – 2009)

YEAR TWO! Waka carry me. Take my bow guide this prow to the Island that waits between two rivers. Oceans of horizons Frigate birds signal land … I’m in the middle of something, in the middle of everything. Manhattan is the kind of island that boasts it all. What it doesn’t have, I have brought … Continue reading “Susana Lei’ataua (2008 – 2009)”

Susana Lei’ataua (2007 – 2008)

Susana Lei’ataua is an actor and a writer. Over the years she has also been a journalist, a radio newsreader, talk show host, television presenter, producer and editor. She was the communications specialist for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and recently the project leader of the Ngai Tahu Leadership Programme for the indigenous Maori iwi … Continue reading “Susana Lei’ataua (2007 – 2008)”