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NYFA in Residence

Awards and Grants (Main) | The Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence


NYFA offers national and international residencies to artists working in all disciplines.

We partner with visual, performing, and literary arts organizations and institutions to send artists across the world and into a variety of communities. Past partners include the University of Arts London (UAL), Times Square Arts Alliance, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), and Wayne State University. At this time artist residencies are by invitation only and at the discretion of NYFA staff.

Current and Upcoming Residencies

Roberto Visani in residence at University of the Arts London
Winter 2017

Wythe Hotel Performing Artists Exchange
June 2017

Residency History


Artist Exchange Program

Where: University of the Arts London
When: Winter 2017
Who: Roberto Visani (Fellow in Sculpture ‘07)
Focus: This residency program gives New-York based artists the unique opportunity to work in central London at the prestigious Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts, UAL working alongside staff and students. While abroad, Visani is delivering lectures and leading a series of workshops for Fine Arts students, deriving fresh inspiration from his new surroundings, and undertaking his own research and practice.








Where: University of the Arts London 
When: Spring 2016 
Who: Zach Fabri (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work '12)
Focus: This residency program gives New-York based artists the unique opportunity to work in central London at the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts, UAL working alongside staff and students. The academic selection panel were impressed with the interdisciplinary nature of Zachary's work which they felt chimed with the college's interests and would resonate with the Fine Art students.







Where: International Composers Exchange (ICE) 
When: 2012 
Who: Eve Beglarian (Fellow in Music Composition '06, '02), Jeremiah Runnels, and Michael Edward Edgerton
Focus: The International Composers Exchange offered composers from a specific country outside of the United States artist-in-residency opportunities in New York, where they could develop their careers through seminars, creative exchanges and performances. NYFA then sent its artists abroad for similar opportunities that completed the exchange.
Concert: October 13, 2012 at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral




Sharing Perspectives

What: Borderless: In Residence
Where: NYFA Gallery
When: November 3, 2016 - March 10, 2017
Focus: Borderless: In Residence featured artists who have participated in
NYFA’s national and international residency programs through partnerships
with Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Arts in London,
Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence,
the Jamaican Center for Arts and Learning, Times Square Alliance, the Sheldon Museum, Flux Factory,
and the Node Center for Curatorial Studies.






What: Borderless: In Perspective
Where: Lite-Haus Galerie
When: December 3 - 17, 2016
Focus: Borderless is a three-venue event series that took place in three cities in three different countries simultaneously: New York, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Curated by David C. Terry, the exhibition series focuses on the theme of living without borders,the past and present challenges faced by borders, along with what defines them and how they are set.








What:
Borderless: In Time
Where: Museum Van Loon
When: November 24 - 27, 2016
Focus: NYFA invited 12 visionary artists working in the digital, electronic, and film/media disciplines to respond to questions about borders throughout time via time-based work. With the historic Museum as a backdrop, In Time took a transhistorical look on borders and how they affect our futures.

Studio Residency Program


Where: Residency at the Crossroads
When: April 2016 - August 2016
Who: Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Focus: The Residency at the Crossroads program’s focus is to bring artists back to Times Square at the earliest point in creating new work for urban centers and use this iconic place as a laboratory for uncovering how users of public places behave and identify with an area.






Where: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
When: January 2016 - April 2016
Who: Faith Holland (Finalist in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘14)
Focus: Media Arts
Exhibition: December 2, 2016 - January 6, 2017 at JCAL



Where: Residency at the Crossroads
When: September 2015 - December 2015
Who: Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography ‘13)
Focus: The Residency at the Crossroads program’s focus is to bring artists back to Times Square at the earliest point in creating new work for urban centers and use this iconic place as a laboratory for uncovering how users of public places behave and identify with an area.
Lecture: February 1, 2016 at the Times Center



Where: NYFA in Residence at Clemente Soto Velez
When: 2012 - 2014
Who: Golnar Adili (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books ‘09), Sonya Blesofsky
(Finalist in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘13), eteam - Franziska Lamprecht and
Hajoe Moderegger (Fellows in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘16, Finalists in Video/Fil'm ‘12),
Zach Fabri (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12), Asuka Goto (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘13) Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12), Erica Magrey (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12),
Shana Moulton (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12), Jeff Stark (Finalist in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12),
Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin (Fellows in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books ‘14,
Finalists in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12, Finalists in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists' Books ‘11). 



Where: Roger Smith Hotel
When: January 2013
Who: Elana Katz
Focus: The Introducing Series, an initiative that created a platform for emerging artists to be formally introduced
by an advocate of their art and future career. Twice a month a new artist will be presented by their champion
and will have an exemplary piece of work exhibited at The Window at 125.
Exhibition: January 11, 2013 Elana Katz performed REFLECT in The Window at 125 at the Roger Smith Hotel




Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence

The Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence is open to artists working in the medium of painting who seek an opportunity to work in a different environment and who are specifically interested in exploring the impact of light on their artistic practice. This residency traditionally takes place on a University campus and ends with an exhibition of the work created during the time of the residency.

The next Basil Alkazzi Artist-in-Residence will be Molly Hosmer-Dillard. The program will take place May - June 2017.


Where: Wayne State University
When: September 16, 2015 - October 21, 2015
Who: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline (Semi-Finalist Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence)
Exhibition: April 8, 2016 - June 24, 2016, As Above So Below
Click here to read an interview with Kimia on NYFA Current!







Where: University of Nebraska
When: Spring 2014
Who: Roxa Smith (Fellow in Painting ‘12)
Exhibition: July 11, 2014 - August 17, 2014 at the Sheldon Museum of Art
Click here to read an interview with Roxa on NYFA Current!






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Image credits (from top): Image courtesy of Roberto Visani, 2017; Image courtesy of Zach Fabri, 2016; Eve Beglarian, Photo Credit: JW Photography; NYFA Image, Installation view, 2016; Rose Tang (IAP '12), 2016; NYFA Image, Installation view, Noemie Lafrance (Fellow in Choreography ‘13), 2016; Faith Holland, film still, 2015; Image courtesy of Joseph Keckler, 2016;  Image courtesy of Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born; SecondLife Dumpster, eteam, 2008; Installation shot, Elana Katz, 2013; NYFA image, John Richardson (Professor and Chair of James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University), Kimia Ferdowsi Kline (Artist), and Michael Royce (Executive Director, NYFA), 2015. Image courtesy of the artist, 2014.