Connecting Pittsburgh's creative community to a national conversation.
The Residence is a program that invites curators, organizers, and cultural producers from around the country to produce an exhibit, lecture, or program connecting Pittsburgh's creative community to a national conversation.
In 2017, The Residence continues in partnership with Radiant Hall, supported by the Buhl Foundation.
Aay Preston-Myint and Latham Zearfoss, of Chicago-based collective Chances Dances, visit Pittsburgh to capture the arts community through a series of exchanges of insider/outsider perspectives. By having conversations with local artists staged on and across the city's various bridges, a portrait/mapping of the current local creative scene will surface not only through words and ideas, but also original art responding to the different Pittsburgh settings, a recipe exchange, and discovered ephemera. Working with local curator Hannah Turpin, Preston-Myint and Zearfoss' visit will culminate in a visual documentation that weaves together each experience into a vibrant narrative, offering a glimpse of how Pittsburgh art and artists live in our contemporary moment.
On Friday, May 26th, join us for a presentation of these improvised artworks and a potluck featuring the shared recipes to celebrate this new and intimate portrait of Pittsburgh’s visual arts community. This event will take place on from 6:30 - 9:30 pm at Alloy 26. 100 S Commons, Suite 102 in the Northside.
Coming up - Fall 2017
Elena Harvey Collins, Spring 2016 resident, returns for additional programming in the Fall of 2017. Elena Harvey Collins was in residence for April 2016, meeting with artists and writing about her interactions with them, their practices, and the changing landscape of Pittsburgh. The first in a series of essays was released with The Glassblock. Additional support for EHC was provided by Radiant Hall.
The Residence began in the Spring of 2016, with housing generously provided by Barbara Luderowski, President and Co-Director of the Mattress Factory. Tereneh Mosley was the first in residence with a collaborative pop-up exhibit of her Idia'Dega collections in February and March of 2016.
Elena Harvey Collins, with the support of Radiant Hall, was in residence for April 2016 and will return for additional programming in the Fall of 2017.