CHICAGO (January 16, 2024) Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, proudly marks the twelfth anniversary of its Jackman Goldwasser Residency. The program offers comprehensive residencies of varying lengths to eleven local, national, and international artists and curators who work across disciplines to address a wide range of social issues, as well as an inaugural Chicago-based curatorial resident who will create a group exhibition addressing pressing civic issues at the Art Center in 2025. The Visiting Residency Program, Chicago’s only international residency program, welcomes artists and curators from Minneapolis, Uganda, Costa Rica, and Georgia, while the Radicle Studio Residency Program hosts artists and a curator based in Chicago. 

“We are thrilled to announce another exciting year of supporting artistic and curatorial research and idea development through our residency program. In 2024, we are particularly excited to launch the Radicle Curator Residency for Chicago-based curators, an initiative that emerged from our commitment to both support the creative development of curatorial projects in Chicago and to present dynamic civically engaged exhibitions. Rikki Byrd, our inaugural curatorial resident, will bring a valuable perspective to our cohort of residents and will curate an exhibition for the 2025 exhibition season at the Art Center,” says Mariela Acuña, Art Center Exhibitions and Residency Manager.

For over a decade, the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center has connected artists deeply with their own practice in the context of Chicago’s vibrant, multifaceted community. Each year, the Residency invites international, national, and local artists and curators to complement their mode of production with increased attention towards reflection, connection, and research to spark new ideas and considerations of local and global art practices. The eleven participants in the 2024 cohort of the Jackman Goldwasser Residency program are:

Radicle Studio Residency, Year-Long Residency for Chicago Artists

Radicle Studio Residents are rooted at the Art Center from January to December through high-quality, free studio space where artists make work, research new projects, have access to the Art Center’s broad international network of artists and resources, and connect with a dynamic public. 

Natasha Moustache is a photo-based artist whose work explores identity, shared histories, and familial ties within the African Diaspora. Moustache is the recipient of the annual David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Award which makes Moustache’s residency possible.

Yasmin Spiro is a multidisciplinary artist primarily based in sculpture and immersive installations who explores materiality while investigating issues of cultural identity, history, and socioeconomics. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Spiro has held residences at the Dora Maar Foundation, The Kohler Arts and Industry residency, Vermont Studio Center, and the Chicago Artists Coalition, and her work has been shown at galleries internationally.

Leila Tamari explores belonging through relationship to place, identity, and money within her art practice. Tamari founded This Place Works (TPW) – her creative home and consultancy – to freely flow between different partnerships and kinds of work. She takes on various roles from artist coach, cultural strategist/advisor, organizational healer/facilitator, and more.

Keith Wilson is a game designer, poet, and interdisciplinary artist. He is a recipient of an NEA Fellowship, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, and an Illinois Arts Council Agency Award, and has received both a Kenyon Review Fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship. His book, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love (Copper Canyon), was recognized by the New York Times as a best new book of poetry.

Curatorial Resident  (June 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025)

The Radicle Curator Residency is a new initiative designed to advance curatorial voices and expertise within the Art Center’s exhibitions and residency programs and the field at large. This residency is made possible due to the generosity of the Guida Family Fund for Creativity

Rikki Byrd is a writer, educator and curator who works across the academy, arts, and fashion industries. Her research focuses on Black aesthetic practices including fashion, performance, and contemporary art. She has participated in curatorial projects with the

South Side Community Art Center, Block Museum of Art, SkyART, Baltimore Museum of Art, and Saint Louis Art Museum.

Visiting Residency, Seasonal Residencies for National and International Artists

With support from the Artist Communities Alliance, the Art Center welcomes Minneapolis-based artists Emmett Ramstad (February 18-March 1), Douglas Kearney (July 24-August 4), and Blair Treuer (September 16-27). Ramstad’s art practice explores body maintenance and the intimate collectivity of public space through sculpture, installation, performance, and social engagement. Kearney has published eight books ranging from poetry to essays and is a McKnight Writing Fellow and Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Treuer is a storyteller whose textile works explore intimate parts of her life centering on the juxtaposition between her culture as a White American person and her husband’s Indigenous culture, and have ranged in topics from drug abuse, social ostracization, body image, femininity and masculinity, sexual abuse, and aging.

 In partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, the Art Center welcomes Letaru Dralega (May 20-July 12). Visiting from Kampala, Uganda, Dralega is a social scientist by training, and her process centered practice includes collage, painting, installation, and sound to probe the material/spiritual dichotomy and ponder postcolonial condition.

The Art Center continues its ongoing partnership with CEC ArtsLink’s acclaimed international fellowship program via Tamar Janashia (October 3-November 17). Visiting from Tbilisi, Georgia, Janashia is the founder and director of Culture and Management Lab (CML), a not-for-profit organization in Tbilisi active in the realm of arts, cultural exchange, issues of cultural policy, and strategic development of creative industries. She also serves as a coordinator of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial.

With support from the Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation, the Art Center welcomes Paula Piedra (August 15-30), visiting from San José, Costa Rica. Piedra is a cultural manager and writer who serves as co-director and project manager of TEOR/éTica, an organization that is internationally renowned for its role in the development of artistic practices in Central America.

For more information on the Jackman Goldwasser Residency, including the application process for the 2025 residency program, please visit www.hydeparkart.org.

The Jackman Goldwasser Residency receives generous support from: Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation Research and Production Fund, Artist Communities Alliance, CEC Artslink, The David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Art Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Joyce Foundation.

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