MAWA is pleased to announce that Nayda Collazo-Llorens has been selected to be the ArtCentre South Florida artist in residence at MAWA in August 2016.
Nayda Collazo-Llorens was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan . Her interdisciplinary practice examines the way in which we perceive and process information, dealing with concepts of navigation, language and hyperconnectivity. Recent projects have been exhibited at LMAKprojects (New York), Bass Museum of Art (Miami Beach), Richmond Center for Visual Arts (Kalamazoo), the 3rd Poly/Graphic Triennial (San Juan, PR) and Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mexico City). Collazo-Llorens received an MFA from New York University and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She was a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellow in 2012, and a Visiting Fellow at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in 2014.
The ArtCentre South Florida has accepted Tracy Peters to be the MAWA artist in residence in South Beach, Miami, in 2016.
Tracy Peters is a Winnipeg-based artist who uses photography, video and installation to respond to time, space, light and weather. Her photo-based installations investigate the metabolism of organic and human-built environments and the ways that they overlap. Peters has recently participated in artist residencies, exhibitions and screenings across Canada and in Europe. She is interested in the emotional, physical and behavioural interactions between living things and the spaces they inhabit. A fascination with this exchange has led her to explore the ways that organic and human-built environments overlap. Through photography, video and installation, she investigates parallels between membranes of buildings, the human body and organic environments.
Thank you to everyone who applied for this opportunity and remember, the collaboration will be ongoing, so if you were unsuccessful please consider applying again next year.