ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
SOHO20’s Residency Lab invites artists (or collaborative groups) to take over our gallery space for six weeks in the summer. During this time, the gallery will remain open for a portion of our public hours, and for events, creating a direct link between the artists’ process and the visiting public. This program is designed to support alternative practices and facilitate the creation of new work, while offering opportunities for artists to experiment, collaborate, and interact with visitors.
The winners of the 2018 Residency Lab open call are:
Katy McCarthy and Roopa Vasudevan.
The 2018 Open Call Jury Panel was comprised of:
Lindsey Berfond (Assistant Curator for Public Programs, Queens Museum)
Anne Elliott (SOHO20 Artist Member)
Carla Hernandez (SOHO20’s Board President / Programs Chair)
Sarah G Sharp (Artist, Educator, and former SOHO20 Artist in Residence)
Rachel Steinberg (SOHO20 Gallery Director)
Katy McCarthy is a research-based artist working primarily in video. Her work laminates historical moments with contemporary experience, often focusing on the historicization of gender and identity. She has been an artist-in-residence at Grin City, Iowa and The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. Her work has been shown at Sleep Center Gallery, New York; Flux Factory; Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Museum; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Tiger Strike Asteroid, Los Angeles; Maxon Mills; and the Military Museum in Belgrade. Upcoming group shows include the CAC Bretigny in France and NURTUREart’s 2018 Single Channel: Video Art Festival. She received her MFA from Hunter College where she was the recipient of the Kossak Fellowship.
Roopa Vasudevan is an American artist, creative coder and researcher, currently based in the northeastern United States. Her work explores the influence and impact that our increasingly digital and tech-reliant way of life has on culture, politics, and real world behaviors — and the ways in which technology can reveal patterns and biases in our real-life social systems. She has exhibited internationally in Belgium, China and the United States, and been featured on Reuters, PBS NewsHour, Slate, Hyperallergic, Jezebel, Complex, PSFK, the FADER, Public Radio International, and more, as well as on American, French and German television. Recently, she has been a participant in the Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard); China Residencies’ #slowtrain digital residency (Trans-Siberian Railway); the SPACES World Artists Program (Cleveland, OH); and the Flux Factory artist collective (Queens, NY). Roopa received an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2013. Between 2016 and 2018, she was an Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai.