January 28, 2015

The Jackman Goldwasser Residency 2015

Hyde Park Art Center
Left to right: Susan Giles, Horizontal CN Tower, 2013; Rosine Kouamen, Anlu is Protest, 2014; Mahmoud Khaled, Painter On A Study Trip (installation view), 2014; Jelena Juresa, Mira, Study for a Portrait, 2010–2014; Vagabond Reviews, Scientia Civitatis, Missing Titles (installation view), 2014.*

Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center is pleased to announce the artists who have been selected to participate in the 2015 Jackman Goldwasser Residency. Each year, the program provides a platform for international, national, and local artists to take creative risks within their practice and expand their professional networks while living and working in Chicago. Launched in 2012, the program facilitates relationships between visiting artists and the city’s wealth of resources to develop individual practices and enrich the context for art-making in Chicago.

2015 Resident Artists
Susan Giles
Jelena Juresa
Mahmoud Khaled
Rosine Kouamen
Vagabond Reviews

This year’s program features a first-time collaboration between Hyde Park Art Center and Project Row Houses (PRH) in Houston, Texas, for a new initiative titled the 2:2:2 Exchange. The 2:2:2 Exchange will launch with Houston-based artist Rosine Kouamen‘s participation in the Jackman Goldwasser Residency in Chicago from February 1 to March 26, and will conclude with Chicago artist Maria Gaspar‘s residency at Project Row Houses in Houston from September 28 to November 20.

This collaboration exposes artists working with socially engaged, site-specific practices to new communities with the goal of expanding their work in the context of a city new to them. Similarly sized, Houston and Chicago provide dynamic urban spaces, rich for artistic engagement. Through this residency exchange, Project Row Houses and Hyde Park Art Center aim to provide an opportunity for artists to research localized ways of thinking and creating in a different city to enhance their practices at home.

Further residencies in 2015 include Mahmoud Khaled (May 21–July 3), based between Egypt and Norway, whose work combines photography and video with sculptural forms to explore the construction of male identity; Dublin-based Vagabond Reviews (Ailbhe Murphy and Ciaran Smyth, July 7–August 14), an interdisciplinary platform combining socially engaged art and research; and Jelena Juresa (September 22–November 12), based in Belgium, from Novi Sad, Serbia, who works with photography and video to engage with the representational limits of the photographic image.

Working alongside these visiting artists is Chicago-based Susan Giles who will be developing a solo exhibition (on view April 19–July 26) featuring large-scale sculptures based on the architecture of global skyscrapers, today’s most iconic built forms.

The Jackman Goldwasser Residency is named in honor of the program’s dynamic supporter Deone Jackman, whose insight, tenacity, and generosity made it possible for the Art Center to launch this program. For more information, please visit the residency website.

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.


*Left to right: Susan Giles, Horizontal CN Tower, 2013. Wood and wood veneer, 249 x 25 x 25 inches. Courtesy of the artist; Rosine Kouamen, Anlu is Protest, 2014. Digital print, fabric, safety pins. Courtesy of Project Row Houses. Photo: Alex Barber; Mahmoud Khaled, Painter On A Study Trip (installation view), 2014. Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, 2014. Photo courtesy of the artist and Gypsum Gallery; Jelena Juresa, Mira, Study for a Portrait, 2010–2014. Audio-video installation, series of photographs & publication, Gallery 90-60-90, Zagreb. Photo: Jasenko Rasol; Vagabond Reviews, Scientia Civitatis, Missing Titles (installation view), 2014. 49 dust covers printed on Hahnemühle photo rag, 12 x 23 inches each. Photo courtesy of Hugh Lane Gallery.




Hyde Park Art Center announces 2015 Jackman Goldwasser Resident Artists

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