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Current Resident: Jan 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2021

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Studio #304

Artist

Maria D. Rapicavoli

Maria D. Rapicavoli works across film, photography, and site- specific installation. Her work explores conditions of power, alienation, invisibility, and displacement through a critique of global economic and political systems. Drawing on her native Sicily as a place of departure and arrival, Rapicavoli explores the sea and the sky as sites of transit where individual narratives intersect with international politics. She seeks to make tangible the ways structures of power, taking place out of sight, impact our everyday lives

Maria D. Rapicavoli has exhibited work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Palazzo Reale, Milan; and Whitechapel Gallery, London, among others.

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Past Residencies

Current Resident: Jul 1, 2020–Jun 30, 2021

Toby Devan Lewis

Studio #305

Artist

Pamela Council

Pamela Council is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist creating fountains for Black joy. Guided by material, cultural, and metaphysical quests, Council’s practice embodies a darkly humorous and inventive Afro-Americana camp aesthetic she refers to as BLAXIDERMY. Through this lens, Council uses sculpture, architecture, writing, and performance to shed light on under-examined and under-valued narratives.

Pamela Council has exhibited work at Studio Museum in Harlem; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and African American Museum in Philadelphia, among others.
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Current Resident: Apr 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2021

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

Studio #306

Curator

Shaunak Mahbubani

Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, writer, and arts organizer. They primarily pursue projects under the exhibition series ‘Allies for the Uncertain Futures’, focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political, ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. As a curator, they are interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through participatory gatherings, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces. They have also been collaborating with Vidisha-Fadescha as ‘After Party Collective’, since 2019.

Shaunak Mahbubani has curated at Prameya Art Foundation, New Delhi; Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai; and Goethe-Institut, New Delhi, among others.

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