Residency Lab

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. 

We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Residency Lab – read through our proposal guidelines to find out more HERE! 


Information about the 2017 Residency Lab is below:

The winners of the 2017 Residency Lab open call were Dana Davenport and Sarah G Sharp, who joined us from July 7 – August 18, 2017 Artists in Residence.

The 2017 Open Call Jury Panel was comprised of:

Carla Hernandez (SOHO20’s Board President / Programs Chair)
Ginny Huo (Artist and former SOHO20 Artist in Residence)
Rachel Steinberg (SOHO20 Gallery Director)
Jasmine Wahi (Curator, Co-Owner/Director of Gateway Project Spaces, Founder and Director of Project For Empty Space)


Dana’s #1 Braiding Salon
(hosted by Dana Davenport)
Fri. July 14, 7-10pm

Tool Share Roundtable: Art and Activism
(hosted by Sarah G Sharp)
Sun. July 16, 5pm

Tool Book Reading Series: Contributors to Tool Book will read original and found texts.
(hosted by Sarah G Sharp)
Fri. July 21, 7-9pm

Black Mixed Identity: A Meet-up & Discussion
(hosted by Dana Davenport)
Sun. July 23, 3-6pm

Open Studios
Sat. August 12


Dana Davenport (born 1994) is a Korean and Black American photographer and performance artist. Her work incorporates themes related to the body, ethnicity, and their interwoven relationship to social mores and institutional structures. Davenport addresses the complexity of interminority racism and credits whiteness as the beneficiary of these conflicts. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from School of Visual Arts in New York City. Davenport’s work has been exhibited in London and throughout the United States including ‘Within a Circuit’ at NARS Foundation, ‘Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair’ at Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and ‘Displacement’ at Ugly Duck gallery. She has performed at K&P Gallery, RE: Art Show and BUFU Studios. Davenport is a recipient of the SVA Chairman’s Merit Award Scholarship and Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography.

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Sarah G. Sharp is an artist with a research-based practice whose interests include alternative social histories, language, place, technology and craft. Her current series “WHOLE EARTH SYSTEMS” builds on the hopeful, utopian and speculative nature of various underground social movements from the 1960’s and 1970’s. She is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, a BRIC Arts Media Fellowship and residency awards at Cortijada Los Gázquez in Almeria, Spain, The Vermont Studio Center, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and ESKFF at Mana Contemporary Art. She has exhibited widely including The Aldrich Museum in CT, The Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, Momenta Art and Radiator Arts in New York. Sarah’s Oral History Interview with artist Elaine Reichek was published by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute in 2009. Sarah holds an MFA and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory from Purchase College, SUNY and is the co-founder of COHORT artist’s collective. Sarah is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland and faculty in the Art Practice MFA Program at School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives and works in Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY.

Learn about our past Artists in Residence here! 

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