2024 Residents

Ben DuVall is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work synthesizes historical and conceptual research through a variety of processes, alternately becoming drawings, oral histories, exhibitions, texts, billboards, websites, guided walks, radio broadcasts, books, or sculptural objects, balanced on the border of art and non-art. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has participated in artist residencies in the US and Europe. He is a member of the exhibition-making collective Darling Green, and hosts The Condition of Music, a monthly radio broadcast on Seyðisfjörður Community Radio.


Rami George is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Lenapehoking in what is now called Philadelphia. Their work—spanning photo, video, installation, text, and music/sound—has been presented in exhibitions and screenings at the William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Anthology Film Archives, New York City; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland; Grand Union, Birmingham, England; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; LUX, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and elsewhere. They are currently the inaugural artist in residence at the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at the William Way LGBT Community Center. They continue to be influenced and motivated by political struggles and fractured narratives, and are currently exploring legacies of queer solidarity with anti-war activism in relation to the ongoing crisis in Palestine.


josh graupera is an artist living in Philadelphia, PA. Their practice explores the relationship between visual art and participatory action, using drawing, screen printing, zine-making, and facilitation practices. josh is a co-initiator of seed project, a community arts project in Lancaster, PA, where they document and archive arts resources and happenings in the neighborhood they grew up in. In 2019, they began working with the Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP) as an art and poetry workshop facilitator working with kids who are charged and incarcerated as adults. They were a volunteer organizer with Stadium Stompers, a grassroots campaign fighting university expansion in North Philadelphia and was a founding member of Bonfire Media Collective, a worker-owned media cooperative documenting grassroots resistance and cultural work in the Philadelphia area. Their work in communion with people informs and inspires their worldbuilding pieces in the studio. In 2014, they created blockadia, a multi-modal mythology about an inter-galactic utopia for BIPOC people in response to the police killing of Michael Brown. Since then, its lore and people have materialized in paintings, drawings, publications, fabrics, sculptures and lecture performances. josh has participated in residencies and programs at The Fabric Workshop and Museum Post-Graduate Apprentice Training Program, The African American Museum of Philadelphia Residency for Art + Social Change, Electronic Textile Camp, Second State Press, Mural Arts of Philadelphia’s People’s Budget Office and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture among others.


Katayoun Vaziri is an Iranian visual artist based in Mexico City. Her creative work focuses on daily life and its relation to structures of power. Since her MFA from Yale School of art in 2009 she has had solo & group shows in New York, London and Dubai and has attended residencies like Skowhegan School of Painting & Drawings, Eyebeam among others. Katayoun is also co-founder of Casa Ojala in Mexico city.


Livien Yin is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice is rooted in archival sources, histories related to the Chinese diaspora in the United States and the possibilities of portraiture. Working primarily in painting, Yin stages intimate scenes of close friends and muses in imagined scenarios and fictionalized historical accounts. Her figurative paintings seek to collapse the distance between the past and the contemporary subjects she portrays. Yin received her MFA from Stanford University in 2019 and was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2022. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Wormfarm Institute, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marble House Project, Silver Art Projects and Denniston Hill. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Jeffrey Deitch in New York and Los Angeles, K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong and the New-York Historical Society where she was commissioned to create a painting based on her research in the Society's collections. Yin is preparing for her first solo institutional exhibition at Cantor Arts Center opening in fall 2024.


Photograph by Adam Deen, 2023.