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2017 CAS Residency: ECOLOGIES

JADE ARIANA FAIR (Oct. 1-Nov. 15)

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Jade Ariana Fair is a multidisciplinary artist living in Oakland, CA. She works across the genre of painting, performance, sound, and installation. She is a socially engaged artist whose social practice extends to arts education with youth and a healing arts practice.  She has been making art for as long as she can recall as a form of healing, guidance and self-recovery. She emphasizes resourcefulness in her practice, both her own and that of her ancestral legacy. Her arts education is a populist, community education derived from her own planetary exploration. She counts her influences from such diverse sources as the prophetic science-fiction of Octavia Butler, the body art of Ana Mendieta, and outsider artists such as Bill Traylor and Sister Gertrude Morgan. Her art praxis is both research-based and heavily guided by intuition. She paints what she sees in visions, dreams, and from visceral responses to her study of personal and generational histories.
http://jadearianafair.com

 

Artists will be in residence between Aug.-Dec. 2017. CAS provides housing, studio space, a stipend, and logistical support so that they can focus fully on their work. Each artist will give a public presentation of their work and lead a workshop for youth in collaboration with the Broadway Neighborhood Center and the Dream Center.

The CAS 2017 Residency Program is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.

 

2016 CAS artists-in-residence

May 1-7 Tiona McClodden is a North Philadelphia-based filmmaker and visual artist whose "work explores shared ideas, values, and beliefs within the African Diaspora, or what I call, “Black mentifact”. I’m interested in Blackness and nostalgia; and how the past, present, and future can intersect visually and thematically within time based work." See photos from Tiona's residency here  

May 1-7

Tiona McClodden is a North Philadelphia-based filmmaker and visual artist whose "work explores shared ideas, values, and beliefs within the African Diaspora, or what I call, “Black mentifact”. I’m interested in Blackness and nostalgia; and how the past, present, and future can intersect visually and thematically within time based work."

See photos from Tiona's residency here


 

May 27-June 2 Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist-archivist whose work reckons with the complexity of memory, ritual, historiography, and archival practices as they relate to the construction of both personal and social histories. www.kameelahr.com See photos from Kameelah's residency here

May 27-June 2

Kameelah Janan Rasheed is an artist-archivist whose work reckons with the complexity of memory, ritual, historiography, and archival practices as they relate to the construction of both personal and social histories.
www.kameelahr.com

See photos from Kameelah's residency here

May 14-20 Louis Chude-Sokei is a writer and scholar. He is the author of several books including The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics. Read his essay "Dr. Satan's Echo Chamber" here.

May 14-20

Louis Chude-Sokei is a writer and scholar. He is the author of several books including The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics.
Read his essay "Dr. Satan's Echo Chamber" here.

September A poet and visual artist, Krista Franklin's work concerns "The Fantastic, the surreal, mythmaking, black portraiture, and the collective conscious", taking form in "collage, hand papermaking, installation, poetry, letterpress, altered bookmaking and performance". Read an interview at 60 Inches from Center www.kristafranklin.com See photos from Krista's residency here

September

A poet and visual artist, Krista Franklin's work concerns "The Fantastic, the surreal, mythmaking, black portraiture, and the collective conscious", taking form in "collage, hand papermaking, installation, poetry, letterpress, altered bookmaking and performance".
Read an interview at 60 Inches from Center
www.kristafranklin.com

See photos from Krista's residency here

Photo by Chuck Olu-Alabi October Alexandria Eregbu's curatorial, performance, and installation-based work concerns community, materiality, performativity, and the visibility of racialized and gendered bodies in space. Her research during the CAS residency will focus on Afrosurrealism. Read an interview at 1137 www.alexandriaeregbu.com See photos from Alexandria's residency here

Photo by Chuck Olu-Alabi
October

Alexandria Eregbu's curatorial, performance, and installation-based work concerns community, materiality, performativity, and the visibility of racialized and gendered bodies in space. Her research during the CAS residency will focus on Afrosurrealism.
Read an interview at 1137
www.alexandriaeregbu.com

See photos from Alexandria's residency here

November D. Cain is a Chicago-based filmmaker, theorist, teaching artist, and writer. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Cinematic Art + Science Program. His work explores the invisible realms of being and the subjects bound by them. He nurtures & utilizes the emotionality of characters and the unconscious to influence its very own aesthetic, creating unique expressionist perceptions. See photos from Devin's residency here

November

D. Cain is a Chicago-based filmmaker, theorist, teaching artist, and writer. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Cinematic Art + Science Program. His work explores the invisible realms of being and the subjects bound by them. He nurtures & utilizes the emotionality of characters and the unconscious to influence its very own aesthetic, creating unique expressionist perceptions.

See photos from Devin's residency here

December 1 - 7 Terence Nance is a Brooklyn-based, Texas-born filmmaker, musician, and performance artist. His film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. terrencenance.com

December 1 - 7

Terence Nance is a Brooklyn-based, Texas-born filmmaker, musician, and performance artist. His film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
terrencenance.com

 


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