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.
August 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Megan Pickering (London, UK) in residence at MAWA August, 2017
July 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017
Josefina Posch (Sweden) in residence at MAWA July, 2017
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.
August 2, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Nayda Collazo-Llorens (Kalamazoo, Michigan) in residence at MAWA August 2-28, 2016
July 2, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Artist Seza Bali (Istanbul, Turkey) will be in residence at MAWA for July 2016
June 8, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Kandis Friesen will be in residence at MAWA from June 8 - 30, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.