Family Heirlooms, Megan Pickering

Artist in Residence

MAWA is pleased to welcome our 2017 Artists in Residence. In June, Cui Jin-Zhe (Saskatoon) will be examining individual and community self-realization and “awareness of the truth of awakening within.” The artist’s social engagement project, 100 Immortals, is free and open to all. It will take place over seven days and focus on meditation, embodiment, deep writing and consciousness drawing. In July, Josefina Posch (Gothenburg, Sweden) will work on a sculptural project that investigates the biological forces behind aging and the pathogens and bacteria behind illness, contrasting these with the strength of our body to protect and defend itself. Her residency is made possible through an exchange with ArtCenter/South Florida. In August, Megan Pickering (London, England)  will be exploring local zine communities, networks and archives, with a focus on expressions of gender, queer and class histories. 

Past Residencies

  • Megan Pickering (London, UK)

    August 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017

    Megan Pickering (London, UK) in residence at MAWA August, 2017

  • Josefina Posch (Sweden)

    July 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017

    Josefina Posch (Sweden)  in residence at MAWA July, 2017

  • Cui Jin-Zhe (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

    June 1, 2017 – June 29, 2017

    Artist Cui Jin-Zhe (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) will be MAWA's artist in residence for the month of June, 2017.

  • Nayda Collazo-Llorens (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

    August 2, 2016 – August 28, 2016

    Nayda Collazo-Llorens (Kalamazoo, Michigan) in residence at MAWA August 2-28, 2016

  • Seza Bali (Istanbul, Turkey)

    July 2, 2016 – July 31, 2016

    Artist Seza Bali (Istanbul, Turkey) will be in residence at MAWA for July 2016

  • Kandis Friesen (Montréal)

    June 8, 2016 – June 30, 2016

    Kandis Friesen will be in residence at MAWA from June 8 - 30, 2016

  • Jennifer Dysart (Toronto)

    August 13, 2015 – September 23, 2015

    While she is in Winnipeg, Jennifer Dysart will be talking with people from the community of South Indian Lake about archival film footage that shows the community in 1969, prior to the flooding that destroyed the lake.

  • La Centrale Residency (Montréal)

    July 13, 2015 – July 24, 2015

    Galerie la Centrale in Montréal asked MAWA to select a Manitoban artist to come to Montréal for a two-week residency in performance and socially engaged practices, July 13-24, 2015. We are happy to announce that Monica Mercedes Martinez will be presenting I was here/J’étais ici, a ceramics-based intervention exploring landscape, identity and human migration.

  • lamathilde (Montréal)

    July 2, 2015 – July 30, 2015

    During her residency, lamathilde will be developing a video about “how the Wonder Woman TV series undermined my young heteronormativity, and made me into the feminist, lesbian avenger in a white and capitalist society that I am today.” Her work reclaims feminist stories. She seeks subjective readings that can construct new models.

  • Wendy Wischer (Utah, USA)

    June 2, 2015 – June 29, 2015

    During her residency, Wendy Wischer plans to continue her explorations of natural landscapes and urban centers coexisting in close proximity. This includes what is lost, what is gained, and the need for preservation of the physical environmental spaces, the history of those environments and the mythologies associated with both.