Announcing the 2017 Artpace Artists-in-Residence

Announcing the 2017 Artpace Artists-in-Residence

Artpace is proud to announce the participants for the 2017 International Artist-in-Residence program. Three times a year, Artpace invites a guest curator to choose three artists to live and create art in San Antonio for two months. Each residency cycle includes one international, one national, and one Texas-based artist. Each resident receives a studio space, honoraria, production money, and the support of a full-time staff. The artworks created are exhibited for two months at Artpace and go on to appear in private and public collections worldwide. All art made during the residency belongs to the artist. The mission of the program is to provide artists with unparalleled resources that allow them to experiment with new ideas, take provocative risks, and realize innovative and ambitious new artworks.

While in residence, the artists are encouraged to share their ideas and become involved with the San Antonio and Texas art communities. Public programs such as the Open Studios and Artists’ Dialogues serve to connect audiences with Artpace resident artists. Artpace’s physical and online archives provide permanent access to residency documentation and scholarship. The projects also live on in scholarly essays authored by the program’s renowned guest curators, which offer a critical overview of the artwork made and shown at Artpace.

In residence January 17 – March 20, 2017 | Exhibitions on view March 16 – May 7, 2017
Nicholas Frank, Milwaukee, WI
Robert Hodge, Houston, TX
Kate Newby, Auckland, New Zealand
Curator: Michelle Grabner, Professor, Department of Painting & Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

In residence May 15 – July 17, 2017 | On view July 13 – September 3, 2017
Christie Blizard, San Antonio, TX
Rolando Lopez, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Kang Seung Lee, Los Angeles, CA
Curator: Yoshua Okón, Artist & Council Member, SOMA Mexico

In residence September 11 – November 13, 2017 | On view November 9 – December 31, 2017
Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Grenoble, France/Geneva, Switzerland
Heyd Fontenot, Dallas, TX
Martha Wilson, New York, NY
Curator: Michael Smith, Professor of Transmedia, The University of Texas at Austin

“We are excited about the range and diversity represented in 2017’s line-up of artists and curators,” said Veronique LeMelle, executive director of Artpace. “The structure of the International Artist-in-Residence program allows us to host active, working artists from all over the world on a regular basis, which provides access to varied perspectives from different voices right here in San Antonio.”

For more details on each of the 2017 International Artist-in-Residence programs follow Artpace on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Artpace is generously supported by: Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development, The Brown Foundation, Inc., and our members.

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