2015 artist-in-residence
& Alumni New Works awardees

2015 artist-in-residence
& Alumni New Works awardees

Headlands Center for the Arts

Clockwise from upper-left: Futurefarmers, Sharon Lockhart, Jeff Williams, Mona Aghababaee, and Wilfredo Prieto.
November 21, 2014
2015 artist-in-residence & Alumni New Works awardees

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965


Headlands Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 58 artists and collaboratives who have been awarded places in its prestigious Artist-in-Residence program for 2015, including four alumni who have been awarded project-specific support through the Alumni New Works initiative. Included in this year’s illustrious lineup—which hosts artists from 13 countries, ten states, and many from the Center’s home in the San Francisco Bay Area—are photographer and Guggenheim Fellow Sharon Lockhart, renowned interdisciplinary and social practice artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, acclaimed writer Mary Gaitskill, New York Review of Books writer and Bidoun contributing editor Yasmine El Rashidi, visual artist Leslie Hewitt, filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, and musician Brian Chase.

Headlands’ awardees will join the 32 year-old organization’s dynamic cultural ecosystem of visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, performers, architects, filmmakers, activists, and curators. 2015 artists-in-residence will be on site during one of three sessions over the year: spring, summer, and fall. All awardees are listed below in full.


2015 Alumni New Works awardees
Alumni New Works is a project-based award program that supports the cutting-edge contemporary creative practices of Headlands alumni. The program offers support in the form of return visits of two to six weeks, along with cash grants of 1,000–5,000 USD to assist with project execution.

This year’s four recipients are:
Desirée Holman, California: Film/Video
Suzanne Lacy, California: Social Practice
Farid Matuk, Texas: Writing
Lisa Mezzacappa, California: Music/Sound


Inaugural Chiaro Award for painters to Mike Cloud
Brooklyn-based painter Mike Cloud,whose practice pushes the conceptual boundaries and politics of painting, is the recipient of the inaugural Chiaro Award, a fully sponsored artist residency and 15,000 USD cash prize for an accomplished mid-career painter residing in the United States.


Chamberlain Award to Matthew Mazzotta
Conceptual artist Matthew Mazzotta will be the second recipient of the Chamberlain Award, designed to support an artist working in the discipline of social practice including, but not limited to, non-studio based art, art that is socially engaged, art that reflects on human lives, as well as art that comments upon and contributes to conversations about society. Mazzotta constructs temporary and public interventions inside the built environment as unique and unfamiliar sites for both critique and collaboration.


Complete List of 2015 artists-in-residence by discipline 

Mona Aghababaee (Iran), Mark Baugh-Sasaki (California), Mike Cloud (New York, Chiaro Award), Erin Diebboll (California), Patricia Fernandez (California), t.w. five (California), Heidi Hahn (Connecticut), David Hartt (Illinois), Leslie Hewitt (New York), Carolyn Janssen (California), William Kwan (Canada), Sharon Lockhart (California), Nandipha Mntambo (South Africa), Ruth Watson (New Zealand), Jeff Williams (New York)

Interdisciplinary/Social Practice 
Alfonso Borragán (Spain), Johannes Helden (Sweden), Wilfredo Prieto (Cuba), Gregory Sale (Arizona), Rirkrit Tiravanija (New York/Thailand), Noam Toran (United Kingdom), Mary Walling Blackburn (New York)

Emily Abendroth (Pennsylvania), Blaire Briody (California), CA Conrad (Pennsylvania), LaTasha Diggs (New York), Yasmine El Rashidi (Egypt), Mary Gaitskill (New York), Sandra Garcia Rivera (California), Anne Germanacos (California), Heather Smith (California), Ken Urban (Massachusetts)

Youness Atbane (Morocco), Nicole Klaymoon (California), Sara Shelton Mann (California), Taisha Paggett (California), Tina Satter (New York), Mica Sigourney (California)

Film/Video/New Media
Wioleta Kaminska (California), Yuliya Lanina (Texas), Luis Recorder & Sandra Gibson (New York), Julia Reichert (Ohio), J.P. Sniadecki (Wisconsin), Charles Woodman (Ohio)

Brian Chase (New York), Matthew Goodheart (California), Guy Klucevsek (New York), Vladimir Rannev (Russia)

Alexey Buldakov (Russia), Futurefarmers (California), Matthew Mazzotta (New York, Chamberlain Award), Xiaowei Wang (California), Christopher Woebken (New York)

Arts Professional 
Marie de Brugerolle (France)

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