Winter Workspace 2024
The Winter Workspace program consists of two back-to-back, six-week sessions, in which 12 New York area-artists research and develop work informed by the site, ecology and history of Wave Hill. Over the past fifteen years, the Winter Workspace has supported more than 150 artists with studio space and funding. Artists are encouraged to expand their practices using resources from the garden, including access to Wave Hill’s thriving plant collections, horticultural and curatorial staff, history, architecture and visitors. Stay in the loop for more information regarding our upcoming cohort of Winter Workspace artists and stop by Glyndor Gallery for Drop-In Sundays and Open Studios, where visitors can meet the artists and learn about their creative practices. See the calendar for listings.
Top photo: Installation view of Cynthia Santos-Briones studio during Winter Workspace 2024.
Read the release announcing the residency.
January 2–February 18, 2024
Participating artists: Eva Davidova, Eliza Evans, Tristan Higginbotham, Katarina Jerinic, Erin Johnson and Ibtisam Tasnim Zaman.
Drop-In Sundays: January 28 and February 4
Open Studios: Saturday, February 17
Eliza Evans will work on the ongoing project All the Way to Hell, which has been a gateway to exploring and exploiting private property regimes, asynchronous collective collaboration and bureaucratic conditions.
Katarina Jerinic will study, draw and print plant forms over found maps, guidebooks and other ephemera related to New York City to suggest a future where the built environment has gone to seed, or an idyllic speculative past.
Erin Johnson, whose video work and immersive installations interlace documentary, experimental and narrative filmmaking devices, will begin a new short film guided by conversations and collaborations with the garden’s horticultural staff.
Ibtisam Tasnim Zaman will draw from Persian Islamic geometric art, Indian classical art, surrealism, magical realism, as well as the scientific and symbolic nature of Wave Hill’s flora, to create paintings, animation and performance art.
February 20 – April 7, 2024
Participating artists: Yan Cynthia Chen, Lili Chin, Anastasia Corrine, Emily Lombardo, María-Elena Pombo and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky.
Drop-In Sundays: March 10 and 17
Open Studios: Saturday, April 6
Employing materials traditionally used to package, protect or imprint, like paper pulp, clay and plaster, Yan Cynthia Chen will make new paper and wax sculptures that draw connections between plant and human anatomy, as well as architectural structure.
Anastasia Corrine will continue to work on an inter-media project Every Graveyard is a Garden (EGG). Combining earth sounds, field recordings, electronic music, sculpture and ceramic instruments to speculate beyond and before the Plantationcene, EGG stimulates an awakening submerged in the hidden or unknown.
Emily Lombardo will create a series of prints that draw connections between queer resilience and the ability of plants to adapt to hostile environments by evolving, highlighting how both humans and plants create systems of care and strategies for survival which help to overcome generational trauma.
María-Elena Pombo works through open-ended and interconnected projects that center Earth matter, namely the avocado seed. The artist applies ancient technologies and scientific inquiry to transform these materials into textile dye, leather, plastic, clay, glass, yarn, and even electricity and fuel for vehicles.