The Studio Museum in Harlem announced its artists-in-residence for 2020-21.
Clockwise from top left: Widline Cadet, Genesis Jerez, Texas Isaiah, and Jacolby Satterwhite. Courtesy Widline Cadet, Jason Mandella, Texas Isaiah, and Thomas McCarty for SSENSE.
The Studio Museum in Harlem announced its new cohort of artists-in-residence for 2020–21. Widline Cadet, Genesis Jerez, Texas Isaiah, and Jacolby Satterwhite will participate in the museum’s signature program from October of this year until September 2021, during which time they will receive institutional and material support from the museum.
This year’s cohort represents a variety of changes to the museum’s usual model. Most significantly, artists will participate in the residency in a primarily digital format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The artists will still receive institutional guidance, research support, and studio visits with curatorial staff, but will remain socially distanced. Additionally, in naming Satterwhite, this marks the first year that the residency has been opened to a mid-career artist. For the past decade, the Studio Museum has focused its residencies on early-career artists, but this year’s program represents a pilot for an expanded version of the residency.
Legacy Russell, associate curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum, said in a statement:
In the face of a challenging, historical, and most seismic period of global transition, Texas Isaiah, Genesis Jerez, Widline Cadet, and Jacolby Satterwhite set forward new and radical propositions of Afro-diasporic futures and world-building, advancing urgent explorations of visibility, figural representation, and refusal in new directions and to monumental heights in a moment that demands it.
The museum’s current artists-in-residence—Naudline Pierre, E. Jane, and Elliot Reed—will present their work in a group show at MoMA PS1 this winter. The exhibition, titled “The Longing Vessel,” will open December 10th, and will feature works spanning new media, performance, and painting.