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Accepting applications for spring 2017 Residency Program
Pioneer Works
Above: Benjamin Torre’s workspace, 2015. Courtesy of Pioneer works.
Above: Benjamin Torre’s workspace, 2015. Courtesy of Pioneer works.

Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St.
Brooklyn, New York

www.pioneerworks.org

Pioneer Works, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture, announces an expanded residency program, including residencies in Music, Science, Technology, Visual Arts, and Writing. Applications for spring 2017 are now open.

To shape Pioneer Works’ expanded residency program, Director Gabriel Florenz has formed a new Pioneer Works Residency Advisory Committee, composed of artists, critics, curators, musicians, scientists, and writers who continuously push the boundaries of their respective fields. The group includes Carol Bove, an artist known for her assemblages of found and made objects; Olivier Conan, curator and founder of Barbès; Stuart Firestein, PhD, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University; Miho Hitori, a singer-songwriter who’s primarily known as the vocalist for Cibo Matto; Gerard & Kelly, artists focused on installation and performance and former Pioneer Works artists-in-residence; Nina Katchadourian, conceptual artist; Ben Lerner, poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and current MacArthur Fellow; Azikiwe Mohammed, multi-media artist and former Pioneer Works artist-in-residence; Shirin Neshat, Iranian visual artist working primarily in photography and film; Nancy Nowacek, an artist focused on relationships between labor, leisure, and our surrounding environments; Anne Pasternak, critic, curator, and Director of the Brooklyn Museum; Mickalene Thomas, a visual artist working primarily in photography, painting and film; and Monica de la Torre, poet, scholar, and former senior editor of BOMB Magazine. In their advisory capacity, these individuals will advise residents, advise Pioneer Works’ leadership on the program’s development, make introductions that benefit residents and the program, and keep Pioneer Works abreast of interesting developments in their fields.

Joining this group is also the organization’s music advisory committee, which includes Wayne Coyne, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Flaming Lips; Gibby Haynes, lead singer of Butthole Surfers; Genesis P-Orridge, founding member of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV; Ariel Marcus Rosenberg (Ariel Pink), singer-songwriter and instrumentalist; Andrew Van Wyngarden, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of MGMT; and Justin Vernon, songwriter and frontman of Bon Iver.

 

About the Pioneer Works Residency Programs
Founded in 2012, the Pioneer Works Residency Program provides free studio space for experimental and innovative practitioners across music, science, technology, visual arts, and writing. Working in close proximity, residents exchange energies and ideas with the support of an organization known for its open-ended approach to working and making. With spacious light-filled studios, in-house publishing platforms, a technology lab, a music studio, progressive education and exhibition programs, and thoughtful engagement with local communities, the Pioneer Works Residency encourages residents to utilize this unique array of tools, opportunities, and relationships to deepen and expand their practice. Residency durations, application procedures, and deadlines vary by program.

For more information and application instructions about specific residency programs, please visit the following web pages: Visual Arts / Music / Science Technology Writing

 

Press inquiries:
Becky Elmquist, [email protected]

 

Pioneer Works spring 2017 Residency Program and Advisory Committee

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August 23, 2016