RESIDENT HOME

June, 2012

Session 1: Emily Abendroth, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Camille Acker, Michael Borowski, Isabelle di Mullenbeim, Michael Askin, LeVan Hawkins

Dance: Canuso Dance Group Residency

Emily Abendroth

Philadelphia, PA – Emily: is a writer and artist currently residing in Philadelphia, where she co-curates the Moles not Molar Reading & Performance Series (a monthly series featuring innovative and experimental writers in both poetry and fiction, as well as occasional filmmakers, musicians, & puppeteers who employ exciting textual strategies within their work). She regularly teaches literature, critical theory and creative writing to students of all ages and has recently led courses in Experimental Writing, World Literature, 20th Century Poetics, and Contemporary Criticism at Bard College, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, UC Berkeley and Temple University. Recent work of… more »

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Camille Acker

Las Cruces, NM – “Currently, I am in my last year of my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at New Mexico State University. In 2010, I received the Kevin McIlvoy Fellowship at New Mexico State. One of my short stories was a Finalist in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters competition in 2008 and I was honored as the winner of the Unpublished Writer’s Award by Go On Girl! Bookclub in 2005.
     Since 2007, I have been selected to attend a number of workshops around the country. In 2007, I was an attendee of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard… more »

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Michael Ashkin

Ithaca, NY After studying Middle East languages and cultures and receiving a Masters Degree from Columbia he worked on Wall Street for eight years before choosing to become an artist.  He received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993 and moved to New York City.  Since then he has shown extensively nationally and internationally including the Whitney Biennial (1997), Greater New York (2000), Documenta 11 (2002), and Vienna Secesion (2009).  He was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship (1997) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009).  He has been awarded residencies at the Lannan Foundation (2000) and MacDowell… more »

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Michael Borowski

Albuquerque, NM – Michael is an artist, educator and organizer. He received his MFA from the University of Michigan and his BFA from the University of New Mexico. He is currently a lecturer at the University of New Mexico. He has participated in residencies at Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC), Arcosanti (Arcosanti, AZ), and worked as a guest editor for EuroArt in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Isabelle de Mullenbeim

Paris, France – Born in Strasbourg in 1968, she lives and works as sound engineer in Paris. She studied at the Institute of Visuals Arts, in cinema art department, in Orleans and at the Sorbonne-Paris IV in musicology department. In 1999, she participated to a summer university about voice at IRCAM and took course about concrete music at GRM. She composes with her recordings. She plays with this material like a sculptor or a painter, and sometimes, adds her voice to it. Her artistic research is about memories of sounds, recall of events, and daily sounds, which are re-listened always… more »

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Brooklyn, NY  – Rachel is a poet and a photographer. A Cave Canem Fellow, she received the MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and the MA in English Literature from the University of Delaware. Griffiths is the recipient of numerous fellowships including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, Cave Canem Foundation, New York State Summer Writers Institute, and others. Recently, she was featured in O Magazine in their first ever poetry issue. Her literary work has appeared in Callaloo, Indiana Review, Muzzle Magazine, Poetry Foundation, Crab Orchard Review, North American Review, and many others. Her visual… more »

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LeVan D. Hawkins

Robbins, IL –  LeVan describes himself as “an artist striving towards the truth” and” as a bridge between races, sexualities, religions, believers and non-believers.” His prose has appeared in such publications as the LA Times, LA Weekly,  LA & SF Frontiers, Sante Fe Reporter (NM), Sacramento News and Review (CA) and Dreaming In Color Living In Black And White: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America (Simon & Shuster). His poetry has appeared in publications such as Spillway 10, Voices from Leimert Park, Best of Austin International Poetry Festival, and City of Los Angeles African Heritage Month Cultural… more »

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