Jackman Goldwasser Residency 2020

Jackman Goldwasser Residency 2020

Hyde Park Art Center

Top row, left to right: Mujeres Mutantes, Nikki Patin, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Joelle Mercedes, and Nyame Brown.

Bottom row, left to right: Turtel Onli, Veshalini Naidu, Kelvin Haizel, Chris Pappan, and Amanda Dunsmore.

All images are courtesy of the artist.

January 31, 2020
Jackman Goldwasser Residency 2020
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S Cornell Ave
60615 Chicago IL
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Hyde Park Art Center is very pleased to announce the 8th iteration of the Jackman Goldwasser Residency. Each year, the residency provides a platform for international, national, and local artists and curators to take creative risks within their practice and expand professional networks in the context of a historic, community-rooted art space in the heart of Chicago. Launched in 2012, the residency facilitates relationships between visiting artists and the city’s wealth of resources to develop art practices and enrich the context for making in Chicago. This year, the residency is thrilled to launch collaborations with two international foundations, the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) and CEC ArtsLink to expand the Art Center’s own network of artists across the globe.

2020 resident artists 
Nyame Brown (Bay Area, CA), Amanda Dunsmore (Dublin, Ireland), Kelvin Haizel (Accra, Ghana), Veshalini Naidu (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and Chicago-based artists Joelle Mercedes, Mujeres Mutantes, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Chris Pappan, Nikki Patin, Turtel Onli. 

International visiting artists include Veshalini Naidu (January 16–March 23), an illustrator, spoken word poet and theater artist whose work investigates gender, sexuality, and the queer experience across cultures (supported by ACC); Amanda Dunsmore (April 4–13), whose work addresses representation of societal transformation, through contextual portraiture and social historical projects; Kelvin Haizel (April 16–June 1) who examines the contemporary condition of images through video, photography, installations and objects; and Nyame Brown (July 18–31) who works in drawing, painting, and installation to create speculative black folklore that responds to the dynamics of difference inherent in American history.

This year, the Art Center also hosts Chicago-based residents Zakkiyyah Najeebah (October 13–September 30, 2020) artist, curator, and co-founder of CBIM (Concerned Black Image Makers); Chris Pappan (October 13–September 30, 2020) whose work reinterprets the Plains Native art tradition, Ledger Art, to explore and reclaim distorted images of Natives peoples; Mujeres Mutantes (February 3–September 30), a Latinx collective who mobilize mural painting, graffiti and zines to drive social change in Chicago communities; Nikki Patin (December 3–February 28, 2020) whose interdisciplinary practice addresses issues of body image, sexual assault, and the needs of the LGBTQ community through writing, performance, and teaching; Joelle Mercedes (March 1–May 1), who uses narrative, space, time, cuisine, and improvisation to reframe cultural and personal mythologies; and Turtel Onli (June 1–August 30) whose Afrocentric comic books and graphic novels fuse primitive and futurist ideas.

For more information on The Jackman Goldwasser Residency, please visit www.hydeparkart.org.

Founded in 1939, Hyde Park Art Center is a unique resource that advances contemporary visual art in Chicago by connecting artists and communities across the city’s diverse landscape in unexpected ways. As an open forum for exploring the artistic process, the Art Center fosters creativity through making, learning about, seeing, and discussing art—all under one roof.

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