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January 22, 2021

Jackman Goldwasser Residency

Hyde Park Art Center

Left to right: William Estrada, Cecilia Beaven, Farah Salem, Moises Salazar,  Alexandra Antoine, Aaron Hughes, Jory Drew, Devin T. Mays, Dorothy Burge, and Bermet Borubaeva. Photos courtesy of the artists.

Hyde Park Art Center is very pleased to announce the ninth 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.

"Over an incredibly challenging year for arts organizations, and most of all, artists, Hyde Park Art Center took this opportunity to reset intentions and recommit our programs to supporting Chicago’s artist ecology, ensuring that artists across the city can continue to make their work and thrive, albeit in a transformed society. This year, we are thrilled to refocus attention locally, expanding support for Chicago artists through our new Radicle Studio residencies, Flex residencies and launching a new residency offering, BAC x Art Center, in partnership with the Black Arts Consortium at Northwestern University," says Megha Ralapati, Residency Manager.

2021 Chicago resident artists

Three Radicle Studio artists are awarded year-long residencies from January to December, 2021.

Cecilia Beaven’s multimedia practice serves as a vehicle for retelling stories from Mexican mythology combined with fictional personal narratives.

William Estrada is an artist and art educator whose community-centered practice seeks to transform, question, and make connections via discussion, creation, and amplification of stories from across Chicago’s rich neighborhoods.

Farah Salem is an artist and art therapist working across media to investigate the gendered nature of trauma as it is embedded within her experiences as an Arab woman.

The Art Center also hosts three short-term Flex Residents.

Moises Salazar (January 15–April 24) makes work empathetically explores the trauma, history, and barriers that queer immigrants face.

Aaron Hughes (May 3–August 15) is an artist, teacher, anti-war activist, and Iraq War veteran who develops projects that deconstruct militarism and related institutions of dehumanization.

Alexandra Antoine (August 30–December 12) has a painting and participatory practice that explores traditional healing, culture, and farming practices from the African Diaspora.

This year the Art Center welcomes the inaugural cohort of the BAC x Art Center Residency.

Jory Drew (January 15–April 24) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work reckons with the social constructions of race, gender, and love and their impact on the lives of Black people.

Dorothy Burge (May 3–August 15) is a quilter and acclaimed community activist.

Devin T. Mays (August 30–December 12) has an interdisciplinary practice they refer to as an investigation of the infinite, a practice-in-participation, and a practice-in-practice.

Additionally, we continue our ongoing partnership with CEC ArtsLink’s acclaimed international fellowship program as we work with artist, curator and educator Bermet Borubaeva. This year, Bermet continues her research-focused residency virtually, exploring the intersection of food justice, urban farming practices, sharing economies, and innovative trash and recycling practices from the lens of artists and activists working in her home city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and in Chicago.


For more information on The Jackman Goldwasser Residency, please visit www.hydeparkart.org. If you have questions about the program email Residency Manager Megha Ralapati at mralapati [​at​] hydeparkart.org or Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator Mariela Acuña at macuna [​at​] 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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