Past Residents

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Past Resident
2022: Pola Art Foundation
2021: Pola Art Foundation

Saya Irie

Saya Irie’s work is inspired from everyday life and its ties to the distant past. Irie modifies objects by means of reduction, working with books, photographs, banknotes, and soaps, amongst others objects. Her practice is based on the idea that life continues to exist in an imperceptible sphere even after its external form disappears.

Saya Irie has exhibited work at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Setouchi Triennale, Shōdoshima, Kagawa, Japan; and Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, among others.

Past Resident
2022: Jane Farver Memorial Fund

Petrina Dacres

Petrina Dacres is an independent curator and founding member of Tide Rising Art Projects, an organization created to support and promote contemporary Caribbean art and film. Her work and research focus on Caribbean art; African diaspora art; public sculpture and memorials; and memory studies. 

Petrina Dacres has organized exhibitions at The Clemente Art Center, New York; The National Museum, Jamaica, Kingston; and National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, among others. Dacres is the Head of Art History at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. 

Bundith Phunsombatlert

Bundith Phunsombatlert’s recent projects trace the unseen paths of immigrants and their immigration stories through real and imagined landscapes. By merging contemporary technologies with traditional forms of media, the artworks offer a unique definition of new media art defined not simply by the use of technology, but by revealing a fresh new meaning of something old. His work seeks to explore ways that individuals connect with their personal backgrounds and cultural identities to reinvent traditional interpretations of history.

Bundith Phunsombatlert has exhibited work at Auckland Triennial Institution; New Zealand; Guangzhou Triennial, China; and Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia, among others. Currently, his projects are on exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Stone Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, all in New York.