Athens Residency Fall 2022
Residency Begins: Monday, September 19, 2022 – Monday, November 14, 2022
Meet the Fellows of the Fall 2022 Athens Residency
Dr. Anita N. Bateman (she/her) specializes in modern and contemporary African art and the art of the African diaspora with additional expertise in the history of photography, Black Feminism/Womanism, and the role of social media in activism and liberation work. Bateman earned a Ph.D. in Art History & Visual Culture and a Graduate Certificate in African and African American Studies from Duke University, an M.A. in Art History from Duke University, and a B.A. in Art History cum laude from Williams College. She has held curatorial positions at the RISD Museum, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. Bateman was recently appointed Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and is currently based in Houston, TX.
Assaf Hinden is a visual artist working with photography and video, currently based in Tel Aviv and Antwerp. Hinden obtained an MA from ‘The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp’, and his BFA from ‘The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’ in Jerusalem.
Recent grants and fellowships include: The 20-21 recipient of the ‘Lucy Art Residency’ (Kavala, GR) and ‘The Roger De Conynck emerging photographer prize’ (King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium 2021).
Hinden curated several exhibitions such as ‘Last Call’ (2020), ‘No Rainbows Without Rain’ (2019) and co-curated the show ‘Talking Bones’ (2017).
In addition to his solo shows at WTA Gallery (Barcelona 2017) and Artspace TLV (2018), Read More
he exhibited his work in various institutions such as ‘Photoforum Pasquart’ (Switzerland, 22), ‘The Ramat Gan Museum of Art’ (IL, 22), ‘Photo Museum of Antwerp’ (FOMU, BE 21), Hybrid Art Fair (Madrid, 2019), ‘Fresh Paint Art Fair’ (TLV), ‘NITE HOTEL’ (NL), ‘Braverman Gallery’ (TLV) and The Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf (Berlin, DE).
My works explore different elements from the past which comment on a contemporary unstable present. They usually involve backstories and historical events into which I intervene and comment on with my work, while creating different dialogues: between the past and the present, between facts and speculations.
The works are not bound to a specific technique; I share with the viewer a visual study that consists of different image-making forms including: staged photography and still-life, collages, treated archive materials and 3d modeling imagery. The multiplicity of techniques produces a fluid archive that develops and grows, while also doubting the photographic source as documentary – testimonial authority.
In my recent projects, I explore various themes surrounding provenance, source and evolution of art, while also dealing with broader questions regarding the role of the archive, preservation and the manipulation of images – and thus of meanings.
As a descendant of parents from mixed cultural backgrounds and origins, I repeatedly find myself exploring various cultural representations, while addressing their past, origin and remains. My family’s narrative, which contains a charged history of refuge, is inherent in my works in numerous references.
Meet the Jurors of the Fall 2022 Athens Residency
We would like to thank our stellar jurors for their service in thoughtfully and patiently considering the applications
Radcliffe Bailey is a painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist who utilizes the layering of imagery, culturally resonant materials and text to explore themes of ancestry, race, migration and collective memory. His work often incorporates found materials and objects from his past into textured compositions, including traditional African sculpture, tintypes of his family members, ships, train tracks and Georgia red clay. The cultural significance and rhythmic properties of music are also important influences that can be seen throughout his oeuvre. Often quilt-like in aesthetic, his practice creates links between diasporic histories and potential futures, investigating the evolution or stagnation of notions of identity.
Bailey’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, among others. Jack Shainman Gallery has represented Bailey since 2002.
Miranda Lash (ARCAthens Athens Residency Curatorial Fellow, Fall 2019) is the Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Lash has organized a wide range of exhibitions including Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning/ Rivalizando con el relámpago; Jason Moran: Bathing the Room with Blues; Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N*; the retrospective Mel Chin: Rematch; Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms; and Swoon: Thalassa. In 2017 Lash and Trevor Schoonmaker co-organized the acclaimed exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. From 2008 to 2014 Lash was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Lash currently serves as Vice President on the board of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has been a Clark Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a member of the curatorial advisory council for the international triennial Prospect New Orleans. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
Poka-Yio is an artist, curator, consultant and coach. He was born and lives in Athens. Poka-Yio’s diverse artistic work comprises of painting, performances, theater, films and curating. He is Associate Professor and Director of LAB12 of Expanded Media at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He is Founding Director of the Athens Biennale and Executive Consultant for Visual Culture at Onassis Culture. Poka-Yio has been working as a consultant for organizations and companies since 2004 and as a coach since 2013, an expanded set of practices blended in his art. His work’s main thematic and key narrative is the perpetual oscillation between Attraction and Aversion and the fall of the Culture of Desire.