Summer 2015 Residency Lab
The 2015 Residency Lab resident was artist and curator, Katya Grokhovsky, who used the gallery space as a public studio for one month in the summer of 2015.
+ On Thurs. July 30 we kicked off this residency with the Feminist Urgent Roundtable #4: Alone, privately, publicly, in silence, daily – I protest!
+ On Thurs. August 20, we closed the residency with an Open Studio and Performance event where Grokhovsky presented the works created during her one month long residency as well as a final performance. Following threads from the Feminist Urgent Roundtable #4, Grokhovsky presented Unresolved, a participatory performance where she asked visitors to comb out her hair – which had not been brushed in months as a form of silent, private protest.
Above: Katya Grokhovsky, One Fine Day, 2014. photo Yan Gi Cheng
Katya Grokhovsky is an interdisciplinary artist and curator, whose work deals with issues of alienation, gender politics and migration. Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia and is a recipient of numerous fellowships, residencies and awards including BRIC Media Arts Fellowship (2015), VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship in Performance (2015), New York Studio Residency Program Visiting Artist (2015), Residency Unlimited (2014), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, (2014), Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2013), NARS Residency (2013), Santa Fe Art Institute (2012), Watermill Center Summer Residency (2011), Dame Joan Sutherland Fund (2013), Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant (2013), NYFA Mentoring Program (2012), Chashama space to create grant (2012). Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Lesley Heller Workspace (2015), Judith Charles Gallery (2015), Dixon Place (2015), EFA Project Space (2014), HERE Arts Center (2014), Art in Odd Places NYC (2014), Gateway Project (2014), New York City Center (2013), Galerie Protege, NYC (2013/14) amongst many others.
Image: Katya Grokhovsky, Uproar, 2015. Found objects, acrylic, resin, textiles, videoworks, photo Peter Gynd.