Nathalie Anglès is the Executive Director and co-founder of Residency Unlimited (RU). Founded in 2009, RU is a Brooklyn based non-profit organization that promotes exchange and diversity through its customized residency program and year-round public programs for US based and international artists and curators. A graduate of The École du MAGASIN curatorial studies program in Grenoble, (Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble France), Nathalie has worked in institutions in the US and Europe. Her extensive experience in the field of artist residencies began managing the residency program for US based artists at the American Center in Paris, followed by a position as Director of Location One’s International Residency program in New York from 2000-2008. Nathalie also worked in a curatorial and administrative capacity in institutions such as École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and Union centrale des Arts décoratifs in Paris as well as Sotheby’s London in the Impressionist and Modern art department. In 2008, Nathalie received the French government distinction Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Lulu Meng studied and worked in stagecraft and costume design where she acquired experience in woodworking, welding, set construction, and garment making. After switching paths to be an artist, Lulu applies her skills in theater to both her work and to assist other artists in producing their works. Previously, she was the gallery manager at William Harris Gallery in Rochester, NY where she was in charge of exhibition installation, and has worked with artists such as Taraneh Hemami, Xiaoze Xie and Hogtu Zhang, in different stages of their projects, including material and fabrication research, project rendering, production, and art handling.
As a person, Lulu Meng contemplates what it is to be an individual living in modern society and what connects people, through her meditative practice – art and yoga. Meng’s conceptual based art practice is rooted in her experience and observation of people, environments, and the relations between them. In recent years, she is captivated by the push and pull between an individual’s tendency to be unique and the coexisting longing to belong to a community. She presents her concepts in installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, video or whichever format that communicates the ideas.
Chayna Yoshida is an artist based in Hawaii who is dedicated to understanding how art creates substantive change, demands justice and collectively heals communities. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Art at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and anticipates graduation in the Spring of 2021. She has worked as a programming assistant intern at Creative Time, as an assistant curator for RU’s Thinking Food Futures 2020 and joins Residency Unlimited in 2021 as a communications coordinator.
Camille Flahaut is currently completing her bachelor’s at Medipol University in Istanbul after spending a semester interning at RU, where she worked closely with the Executive Director and RU team. Her aim is to pursue a Masters in Management of Cultural Institutions starting in September of 2020. Her previous experience working with non-profits in France equipped her to become instrumental to the RU team and she continues to work with us as the Young Visual Artist Award (YVAA)coordinator.
When developing my projects, I am an object-oriented art historian and curator, meaning that I like to work very collaboratively with artists and let work that interests me to guide the development of the curatorial theme. To this end, I seek a deep understanding of an artist’s production and then work to situated it within wider socio-political and artistic contexts. Although I come from a Westernist background, I am particularly committed to provincializing the western viewpoint, and interrogating it as one of multiple identities rather than as the default. I am interested, therefore, in art in a global context, in alternative systems of making, and especially in institutional critique of the post-Enlightenment inheritance. I believe that a teleological understanding of western society relates to the scientific revolution and to colonialism, and still structures much in our post-Enlightenment world. I am therefore drawn to artists who interrogate this inheritance.
Bell received her PhD from NYU and has held fellowships in both Europe and the United States, including at the Morgan Library and Museum’s Drawing Institute and at the Deutsches Forum für kunstgeschichte in Paris. Based in New York City, Andrea teaches Art History and Criticism at Parsons School of Design and writes about contemporary art for Whitehot Magazine.
Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger is a NY-based curator with a focus on place-based practices around social, cultural, and civic issues. Projects include Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; (after)care, a site-specific exhibition in a former emergency waiting room at Kings County Hospital Center, East Flatbush; Jameco Exchange, a site-responsive and socially engaged education exhibition in a vacant storefront in Jamaica, Queens; and Hold These Truths and Bring in the Reality at the Nathan Cummings Foundation in Manhattan. Projects on the intersection of art and data include: Once Upon a Time There was the End, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Data Deluge, Ballroom Marfa, TX; and Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, CT. Gugelberger has served as curator at No Longer Empty (NLE), a non-profit organization that curated site-responsive and community-centered exhibitions, education, and programs in unique spaces, where she also served as director of the NLE Curatorial Lab program. Prior, she was a Curator at Exit Art where she curated the organization’s final exhibitions Every Exit Is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art and Collective/Performative (co-curator). Gugelberger holds an MA in Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art and Culture from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY.
Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian whose interests span across modern and contemporary movements with particular focus on technologically mediated images and art in the post-communist states. At the Institute of Fine Arts NYU, Lilia is currently pursuing her research on artists who incorporate television imagery in their work. She was the assistant curator at Dallas Contemporary in Dallas, TX and held curatorial and research positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Art Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2017 Kudelia co-curated Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale that featured work by the photographer Boris Mikhailov. She has a degree in Cultural Studies from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine.