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Ludovica Carbotta

Ludovica Carbotta’s practice focuses on the physical exploration of urban space and how individuals establish connections to their environment. In recent works, she has looked at fictional site specificity, a form of site-oriented practice that considers imaginary places, or embodies real places within fictional contexts. Through this work, she aims to recover the role of imagination as valuable to knowledge production.

Ludovica Carbotta (born 1982, Turin) lives and works in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She has exhibited works at MAXXI Museum, Rome; Kunstlerhaus Museum, Graz; and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, amongst others. Carbotta is the recipient of the 5th Ariane de Rothschild Prize.

Current Resident: Dec 1, 2017–May 31, 2018

The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund

Studio #202


Sonia Louise Davis

Sonia Louise Davis engages improvisation across installation, writing, weaving and performance. In her practice, Davis creates experimental scores using an invented graphic notation. Her work is deeply informed by critical race and feminist theory as well as her training as a jazz vocalist.

Sonia Louise Davis was born and raised in New York City. In September 2016 her large-scale collaborative performance shake the stars with your song premiered at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has exhibited work at Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York City; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. This past spring her writing was published in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. An honors graduate of Wesleyan University and alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program, Sonia lives and works in Harlem.

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