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RU RESIDENCY

Allie Wist (Apr – Jul 2020 Online)

I was in awe of the incredible curation of some of the most fascinating contemporary minds on the topic of food futures, and the depth and richness of every single discussion had as part of the program.

Siri Lee (Apr – Jul 2020 Online)

Under normal circumstances I would already be deeply grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a supportive and enjoyable residency, but in the midst of the uncertainty of 2020, the warmth and motivation I have received through RU have become even more valuable. This residency has been an important stabilizing and motivating element at a time of great turbulence and isolation. The pandemic coincided with the residency’s beginning and at the time threatened to short-circuit my capacity to make artistic work, but this residency has both given me the space and breathing room to simmer in suspense, while also rousing me to nonetheless continue to seek out and dive into new ideas.

Carlos Rosales-Silva (Apr – Jul 2020 Online)

My residency at RU was wonderful. The RU staff were so caring and communicative during the residency period and my cohort was brilliant and deeply engaged. Given the circumstances of a global pandemic it would have been easy to let the residency unravel but Rachel, Alyssa, and the rest of the RU staff remained committed to giving residents the best experience they could. Truly appreciate my time in residence.

Ziyang Wu (Apr – Jul 2020 Online)

My experience as an artist-in-residence at Residency Unlimited was so wonderful! Due to COVID-19, the residency was fully online; Rachel, Alyssa, Nathalie and Lulu did such a wonderful job to keep the residency experience fruitful, enlightening, caring and engaging. We had weekly studio visits with wonderful curators, writers, and organizations, and I was introduced to a series of great opportunities and connections. During our weekly discussions, we talked about many important topics ranging from the relationship between community and immunity,IMF’s role in Jamaica, Universal Basic Income and Mutual Aid among sex workers. The experience was really helpful and meaningful. I truly appreciate it.

Elizabeth Moran (Apr – Jul 2020 Online)

Thank you all so much for your critical thinking and deep care throughout these last several months. I couldn’t be more thankful to have had RU as an organizing structure and support system.

Mia Enell (Oct-Nov 2019)

Worth mentioning is the true diversity of the artists, in all possible ways.

The interaction with the other artists was genuine and giving.

Several follow up visits, new connections and great conversations.

Katarina Petrovic (Oct – Nov 2019)

RU was a great host and helped me establish a viable network in NYC by connecting me with many interesting people through the studio visit program, as well as by introducing my work to a larger audience. It was very valuable for me to have a personal connection with the team and feel that I have your support.

Marian Alnoaimi (Sept – Nov 2019)

It was a great time and opportunity to reflect on my practice and to think of how to develop it further. Having regular studio visits scheduled was very beneficial towards this reflection. Also, it was a time where I got a closer exposure on art. RU also facilitated great connections with people I wanted to meet with.

Barbara Gryka (November 2019)

Working with the RU team was an exceptional experience for me, I received a lot of support. It was my first residency. I learned how to interact with curators and continue staying in touch.

Ahmed AL Asad (Sept-Nov 2019)

RU made me think and work professionally. I was able to rethink what I am actually doing  thanks to guidance  from the RU team. This experience allowed me to move forward significantly as an artist. keep in mind every note and comments stemming from the critical feedback received. RU also allowed me to accept criticism more than before respect other art directions.

Elsie Kagan (Sept-Nov 2019) 

As a Brooklyn-based artist, RU was an invigorating experience for me. It changed the rhythm of my working life during my attendance, and I met scores of interesting artists and art professionals both local and from overseas. I had many deeper conversations about my work than I normally do day-to-day, and appreciated setting aside the time to ramp up my production in the studio and articulate my practice to others. I also loved the opportunity to attend the various meetings and lectures, learning more about current activities in the arts the world over.

Roey Heifetz (Oct-Nov 2019)

RU helped me most and for all with providing me a safe and supportive space to keep on and developing my project. In an intense city as New York, you need it very much. The team gave me the knowledge and connections I needed and in a way I never had before professionally.

Ran Zhou (Sept-Nov 2019)

RU creates a space – an intermediate zone – between me and this city. It makes me never feel alone here. RU and its team offer a strong backup, support all my ideas, and do everything they can to guide me to make meaningful connectins and broaden my experience. RU is the center of a huge net in the art field. RU is a home in New York.

Lukas Hofmann (Oct – Nov 2019)

My time in NYC was truly fruitful, I managed to get a lot done, and the RU team was instrumental in the process.

Tadej Vaukman (Sep-Oct 2019)

To be frank, it’s you guys! RU was always there for me and opened many gates for me, you know your “do” very well. No complaints.

Gonçalo Ivo (Oct – Nov 2019)

I made great contacts, had fruitful meetings, and met people from the four corners of the world. Being exposed to artists, curators and people involved in art from so many different cultures was a real benefit for me.

Mengna Da (Jul – Aug 2019)

The RU residency expanded my network of talents and art workers from a variety of backgrounds who I probably would never have a chance to meet if not at RU. The residency allowed me to practice communicating with diverse artists and institutions and prompted me to develop curatorial projects with more concrete concepts and practical consideration.

Mari Mathlin (Oct – Nov 2019)

Inspiring, encouraging and important experience in so many ways. RU gave me the possibility to stay in New York for two months and meet my personal fears and doubts.  Through this experience and meeting with other artists and professionals who gave feedback and advice on my work, I got the valuable chance to re-evaluate my work, my thinking and importantly, my own being.

Jing (Rain) Lu (Nov 2019)

RU  has a lovely and professional team to work with and they provide a great platform for curators to meet with different artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds, including talks and events which provide great opportunities for artists and art professionals to connect and interact.

Inti Hernandez (Aug – Sept 2019)

I really enjoyed my time at RU, they arranged meetings with very interesting people and organizations during my entire residency. I made use of their rich network to promote and invite people to my ‘Artist Talk’ and to an ‘Open Studio’ realized during my time with them.

Arghavan Khosravi (June-August 2019)

RU’s utter willingness to support and help each artist’s career was very impressive. You could feel that their support was coming from somewhere beyond the conventional structure of such institutes; from their true passion for artists and art. Through RU I could meet a lot of talented people in the field with whom I will maintain my relationship.

Emanuel Rossetti (Feb – July 2019)

The residency with RU made me look at both the past and future simultaneously. I❤ NY

Darija Medić (July – August 2019)

For the period of a month, I had more than 30 meetings, thanks to the extensive research and network of Residency Unlimited with representatives of art and education institutions. Through these meetings, I accomplished forming a basis for a network of potential collaborators, including presentation venues, researchers, teachers and curators.

Ahaad Alamoudi (July – Aug 2019)

During my time at RU, I was able to share, develop, and produce new artwork. The residency catered to my needs and demands, and through it I was able to exhibit at the New Museum. The residency formed and scheduled meetings with artists, critics, researchers, curators and gallery owners who were relevant to my practice. I gained a lot through this experience. It was a beautiful introduction to the city and its arts scene.