Summer 2015 Residency Lab

SOHO20 is delighted to announce that the newest addition to our Studio Residency Program will be artist and curator, Katya Grokhovsky, who will use the gallery space as a public studio for one month this summer.

+ On Thurs. July 30 we kicked off this residency with the Feminist Urgent Roundtable #4: Alone, privately, publicly, in silence, daily – I protest!

+ Join us on Thurs. August 20 from 6-9PM for the culminating Open Studio and Performance event where Grokhovsky will present the works created during her one month long residency as well as a final performance event. Following threads from the Feminist Urgent Roundtable #4, Grokhovsky will present Unresolved, a participatory performance where she asks visitors to comb out her hair – which has not been brushed in months as a form of silent, private protest. **Performance begins at 7pm.


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.


SOHO20’s Residency Lab aims to foster open dialogue between working artist and visiting public. Cultivating possibilities of the gallery as a creative incubator, SOHO20’s full exhibition space will be used by our resident July 21 – August 22, 2015. Designed to support the creation of new work, while offering opportunities to explore notions of the studio practice on view, and active/passive interactions with daily visitors, SOHO20 Gallery will remain open through our normal working hours through the duration of the residency. Stay tuned for announcements for public events during the summer!

Learn about our Past Artists in Residence here! 

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