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Time Space Money Artists in Residence
August 21, 2020 - March 31, 2021
HRLA is pleased to announce the list of artists for the Time Space Money artist in residence program! Between August 2020 and March 2021 we are offering 22 residencies at HRLA and at Actual Size. We received over 200 applications, and wish we could do more to support the large community of artists who have defined HRLA since we opened our doors in May 2010!
Our physical space will not be open to the public during this period; we will however, share a range of projects online and some work will be viewable from the sidewalk outside Actual Size. We are deeply grateful to Actual Size for sharing their space with these artists.
Aimee Goguen is a video artist who combines analog video with animation elements. Goguen’s video work is often imaginably about bullying and putrefaction. Goguen co-curated Afterglow: Summer Video Series with Harry Dodge. She has been included in such anthologies as Dirty Looks Volume 4 The Pink Place: On Aimee Goguen’s ‘Tongue Job’ by Dodie Bellamy and The Oxford Companion to Queer Cinema reviewed by William J. Simmons. Goguen has participated in several group shows including ec.dy.sis, CASSTL, Antwerp, Accidentally on Purpose, Panel LA, Protuberances, LAXART, Things: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, Participant Inc, and Escape from Witch Mountain, White Columns, NY. She earned her BFA in Film/Video and MFA in Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Amelia Bande + Rachel Higgins
Amelia Bande is a writer, performer, music maker and language teacher originally from Chile. She uses text and visuals to create live capsules of intimacy and low-fi musicals. Her solo and collaborative work has been shown at Artists Space, The Poetry Project, Storm King Arts Center, Participant Inc., BOFFO Performance Festival, EFA Project Space and more. She has been an artist in residence at WORM Filmwerkplaats, The Shandaken Project, FIAR and Yaddo. She was co-editor of Critical Correspondence, an online publication of Movement Research. Find me @meliosmelios
Rachel Higgins is an artist and builder based in L.A. She creates sculpture and participatory events using construction materials and the language of corporate design to re-imagine social space. Higgins received an MFA from Hunter College in 2010. Her solo and collaborative work has been shown at Kristen Lorello Gallery NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Hammer Museum, EFA Project Space, among many others. She has been awarded residencies at Socrates Sculpture Park, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program, Real Time & Space in Oakland, CA, Fire Island Artist Residency, and Tinkledy Springs in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Andrea Carrillo Iglesias
Andrea Carrillo Iglesias (Tijuana, 1986) is a Mexican artist and graphic designer. Her work combines research and production practices in relation to the political and ethical implications in the production of the image, exploring the relationship between image, power, and knowledge, and its effects on the ways in which our reality is socially and aesthetically produced. Her practice takes on the form of moving image, immersive installations, performance, and alternative narrative forms.
Carrillo holds a Master in Design Studies in Art, Design and the Public Domain from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she also co-directed FortyK gallery. In 2015 she finished a year of Graduate Studies in Visual Arts at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. Carrillo has exhibited in Mexico, Netherlands, and the United States. Her most recent exhibitions have been; Flat Affect at Deslave Galería, Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands at the Richmond Art Center, An Island of Simulation at the Sackler Museum, and Parkour by Heart at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently a member of Coopia, a trans/in-disciplinary cooperative for the transformation of the territory through explorations of direct democracy.
AUSTYN RICH is from Smyrna, Georgia. He works bi-coastally. He has performed for d. Sabela grimes, Lula Washington, Bill T. Jones and William Forsythe. Austyn is currently presenting his work, STAY SANE, a drive-in performance under the current conditions of stay at home. His upcoming work, 021, will be created while in residence at HRLA.
Tinkel Binkel Corp
Founded in autumn 2019 AD and before they were born, Tinkel Binkel Corp.® is a registered trademark of the present times. During a two week slow-train journey through China, the founders, BK and AK, developed a 10-point Manifesto born from their experiences of longing, communication errors, and the freeing limitations that come from being stuck to the rail. Using this finely-tuned Manifesto as a foundation and springboard for relating to one another and the whirled at large, Tinkel Binkel Corp. hopes to proliferate their rhetoric in as many spheres as possible. The Corp. works in several mediums of life, including conversation, interview, identity-switch, film, novel, song, meal-creation and poem. Their primary means of gathering content is via spying — the fly on the wall talks back!
Christal Pérez and Karla Ekatherine Canseco
The performances of Karla Canseco and Christal Perez are situated as rhizomatic investigations – at times taking on the position of a deconstruction of language – the signifiers, symbols, bastard associations, the creation and (eventual) destruction of the Anthropocene, the analysis of their respective cultures that follow lineages that migrate out of the global south into the deceitful embrace of (necro)capitalism, the (dis)logic of multiculturalism as a quantifier of change – progress – optimism all while in dialogue (even if refuting, recapitulating, rupturing) the myths of aesthetics, (meta)(sub)culture and (post)(anti)modernism.
Christina Catherine Martinez
Christina Catherine Martinez is a writer, actor, and comedian based in Los Angeles. The Comedy Bureau has described her live act as “a great bridge between many different disciplines, including performance art, stand up, and clowning”. Her writings on art and culture appear regularly in Artforum, Texte Zur Kunst, Art Agenda, and MOMUS. Her television work includes a series of short films for FX titled “Two Pink Doors” and creative consulting for The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim. Her book of essays on art, comedy, and illness, titled “Aesthetical Relations” was published in 2019 by Hesse Press. She has received the 2013 Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris, France, the 2015 Warhol Foundation International Art Critics Association Art Writing Workshop Grant, a 2018 inaugural Bar-Fund Artist Grant, and a 2018 Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing. She has been named a Comic to Watch in 2020 by TimeOut LA. Despite the institutional tone of the previous sentences, joy and stupidity remain cardinal elements of her work (practice?)
Corey Fogel (b. 1977) is a drummer and artist living in Los Angeles, CA. His practice is based around momentary encounters between music and objects, textiles, foods, and other collaborators. Corey engages the viewer to consider sound as a medium on par with paint and cellulose. He challenges us to consider the contexts in which we create, store, and understand sound in performance.
His works have been presented at Machine Project, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Human Resources, Los Angeles; Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles; The Wulf, Los Angeles; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, REDCAT; Los Angeles; and New Music for Strings Festival: Reykjavik. His performance work was also included in J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival and West of Rome’s Trespass Parade. Corey was awarded The California Community Foundation 2014 Fellowship in Visual Arts. Fogel also performs and composes in many rock, jazz, noise, folk, and chamber music capacities. Recent collaborations include: Julia Holter, Tashi Wada, Patty Waters, Abigail Levine, Simone Forti, Raven Chacon, Yoshi Wada, Michael Winter, Robert Blatt, Maya Dunietz, John Butcher, John Russell, Todd Barton, Misha Marks, Brian Allen, Alexander Bruck, Patrick Shiroishi, Liz Glynn, Chris Speed, Mark Dresser, Kathleen Kim, Ezra Buchla, Tony Malaby, John Dieterich, Carlin Wing, Sam Mickens. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology program at UC Irvine.
Hande Sever is a research-based artist, writer and educator who was raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work often takes up her family’s history of persecution to explore divergent lines of inquiries, including issues of exile and postcoloniality. Sever’s works have been presented at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, UK; CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; Flux Factory and A.I.R. Gallery in New York; Human Resources, Visitor Welcome Center and BOX Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. As a writer, Sever is committed to articulating the histories and conceptual undertakings of artists and cultural producers belonging to the Majority World, with a focus on contemporary artistic and architectural practices originating from indigenous communities within Turkey. Her writing has been published by the Getty Research Journal, the Journal of Arts & Communities, the Stedelijk Studies journal, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, among others. She currently teaches at the California Institute of the Arts as part of the Photography and Media Program.
Hea-Mi Kim is an artist working in video, installation, and sound. Her work informs power structures around systemic racism and gender roles inhibited by Western society. Born in Seattle, WA in but raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI as a second generation Korean-American, she was early on exposed to the consequences of her intersectional identity. She is currently exploring how her assimilated identity has informed the mundane vis-à-vis colonization and Asian American history. She received her BFA in Studio Art in New York City from Parsons School of Design in 2018, and she will be graduating in 2020 with an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles specializing in the New Genres department.
Jackie Amézquita (b. 1985) is a bi-national artist/activist. Amézquita was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and migrated to the United States in 2003. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from ArtCenter College of Design and an Associate degree in Visual Communications from Los Angeles Valley College. She is an MFA Candidate in the New Genres program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2022. She is currently living and working in Los Angeles, California.
Amézquita’s work explores the psycho-socio-geographical and political interactivity of different ethnic groups. She is interested in exploring the impact that two opposing cultures create on their social environment and how socioeconomic differences between cultures affect the social structure. The types of jobs people do, the amount of money they can earn, and the quality of land they occupy are factors which play a role in defining racial groups in society, each with its own concerns, interests, values, and attitudes.
As a result of her experiences as an immigrant woman, her practice has been influenced by her relationship to borders and the interaction with different cultures around the world. The artist has incorporated the use domestics and construction making techniques to explore a visual language that rebalances the power of socio-political relationships. This practice has allowed her to intertwine historical and contemporary references.
Jackie Beckey, Rachel Blomgren, Paul Borman, Evan Burrows, Tynan Kerr, and Sophie Weil
Jackie Beckey, Rachel Blomgren, Paul Borman, Evan Burrows, Tynan Kerr, and Sophie Weil are multidisciplinary artists and musicians who live and work in LA. The group shares an affinity for creating community-engaged music, and more often than not appear in non-commercial venues- DIY spaces, public parks, infoshops, community theaters. Their residency at Human Resources will enable their first audio-visual collaboration together, an ad hoc fruition representing more than a decade of creative affiliation and cross-pollination under many guises.
JASMINE ORPILLA is an Ilocana/x-American, performance artist and composer of experimental theatrical sound installations, in which she activates her living traditional practices of music, dance and family rituals within the contemporary, yet ever-eroding frame of her own 1st-generation schism from both Imperialist history and the U.S. military culture of her childhood. An awarded international performer who takes space with renown art, theatre and opera directors on stages worldwide, her voice continues to disrupt the status-quo institutions of genre, gender- and racial- stereotypes she encounters in those spaces today.
Ji Soo Chung
Jisoo Chung is an L.A.-Seoul based artist working primarily through video, installation and performance. Her work navigates physical and psychological relationships between individual and systems that are reflected on daily based technology. Influenced by the failure in technology such as linguistic mistranslations and cultural misinterpretations, Chung uses these failures as a blueprint to subvert the occupied linguistic, sociocultural systems. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Chung received MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in the area of New Genres in 2019, and BFA from Seoul National University, Seoul, in the department of Paintings. Chung’s work has been shown in Los Angeles and Seoul including Monte Vista Project, L.A.; Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA, L.A.; Durden and Ray, L.A.; 1748 adams, L.A.; Seoul National University Museum of Art, Seoul; CICA Museum, Seoul; Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul; and Dong-shi-sangyoung Screening Project, Seoul. She was nominated as ArtSlant Prize showcase winner in the New-media category in 2017 and commissioned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation in 2019 for the New Digital CIPs project. Her work will be presented in a group exhibition held at Korean Culture Center Los Angeles art gallery in 2021.
Jorge Espinosa is a Los Angeles based artist, musician, educator and designer born in Quito, Ecuador. He is interested in creating sonic and visual scenarios where he can explore ideas of power, and the context where such dynamics happens. This is an opportunity for him to reflect on who he is, and where he stands regarding certain topics. Even though he sometimes uses accurate historical facts as a source, he is also interested in the fictional side of history. He is not pretending to document a conflict, but to model a scenario with found elements where a new one can be created. His work is equally informed by radio soap operas and news reports, and navigates in between music exploration, the recreation of personal and collective memories through soundscapes and visual scenarios.
Some of this work is very specific to certain places or audiences since it draws from particular codes and references. Not all pieces should function the same everywhere, making it interesting to see how they could change depending on who’s the audience and where it’s presented.
M. Page Greene
M. Page Greene is a person living in Los Angeles and an interdisciplinary artist. Their drawings and paintings have been exhibited at galleries including Peres Projects, Stuart Shave/Modern Art and AltCtrlDel as well as institutions including The UCLA Hammer Museum, The New Museum and Kunsthalle Schirn, Vienna. Disillusioned by the mechanics of the art market, they started performing live in alternative venues and producing A/V works under the name Page Person in 2017.
Mar Citlali, Anthony Robles, and Frank Gil
Mar Citlali, Anthony Robles, and Frank Gil are three Mexican-American artists from three different regions of Southern California (The Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and Orange County.) Their independent work revolves around vastly different mediums and worlds but they find common ground in collaboration and shared passions for humor and absurdity.
Mar Citlali is an interdisciplinary artist focused primarily on self portraiture and storytelling through writing and different mediums such as food or soundscapes.
Anthony Robles is a filmmaker and multimedia artist whose work re-imagines both his and his family’s memories of growing up in Wilmington and the surrounding Harbor Area of Los Angeles, California. He is constant in his reveries that celebrate his family’s legacy.
Frank Gil is a hairstylist whose practice questions the thresholds of beauty and exaggerates the human form. He is currently a creative director at luxury brand Sassoon but is working toward bringing stylistic freedom outside of the confines of the traditional salon environment.
Middle Ear Project
Middle Ear Project (Los Angeles) was founded by Jennifer Bewerse and Cassia Streb, a design team who has been performing, curating, and producing concerts together since 2014. We are endlessly fascinated by the discourse created when pieces of music are thoughtfully juxtaposed, and how exploring different artistic answers to the same question can illuminate interesting complexities instead of straightforward solutions. We find real satisfaction in coordinating concerts that are rich and complex, something that listeners can dig their ears into.
Over the years, we’ve gained a tremendous amount of experience working with performing ensembles, presenting organizations and venues, often working with many of these within a single project. We launched this concert design project in order to join forces and make our skills available to artists beyond those already involved in our personal ventures.
We share a focused work ethic, a deep dedication to our work and musical communities, and we recognize that the success of our events is built around a community of artists and presenting organizations. By putting different composers, compositions, and performance techniques in conversation with the social structures of a concert, we help create a sum that is greater than its parts. In short: better concerts.
Nick Flessa hails from Cincinnati but has spent the better part of his life in Los Angeles. Nick’s work has shown in places like REDCAT, Echo Park Film Center, UCLA and the University of Puget Sound. From late 2016 to mid 2019 he helped guide programming and printing at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, where he presented his solo exhibition Death Production: The Archive of Janna Flessa (executed by Nick Flessa) in 2018. His book Case Number: 87-447 can be found in national and international library collections. Flessa is an active musician/performer and the editor of the Wende Museum’s Historical Witness Project.
Panteha Abareshi is a 21-year old artist based in LA. Her work is rooted in her existence as a chronically ill/disabled body existing with multiple medical illnesses, at the root of which is sickle cell zero beta thalassemia- a genetic blood disorder that causes debilitating pain, and bodily deterioration that both increase with age. Through her work, she aims to discuss the complexities of living within a body that is highly monitored, constantly examined, and made to feel like a specimen. Taking images that are recognizable as “human” forms, and reducing them to the gestural is a juxtaposition of her own body’s objectification, and dissection. Through her performance work, she pushes her body to, and often beyond, the limits of its ability. The radicalized abjectification of her own corporeal form allows for a continued examination of her bodily deterioration, and its connection to a larger context of universal fragility fear, pain and mortality. In her video work and installations, she aims to make the viewer hyper-aware of their own body, and actively employ accessibility as a tool, both withholding and over-extending it as a means of casting light onto the ill/disabled experience. With every piece, her practice traces and documents her body’s malfunction, and its disintegration. With this deterioration comes implantation of medical devices, prosthetics, and the use of mobility aids. Her body is the primary medium in her practice, and these materials become vital to the visual language of her work. Currently, she is contemplating the prosthesis, and simultaneous abstraction.
Sarah Gail Armstrong
My Inspiration comes from experiencing life, and the many emotions that come with existing.There is a colorfulness and boldness to my work, that reflects how I view and relate to the world. Oftentimes, my art is a representation of a fantasy, dream, or vision I’ve had; thus, giving me permission to further explore my dreams, and fantasies. General themes in my work include nature, sexuality, racism, romance, spirituality, gender, and self-expression.
My existence as a dark-skinned, Black, nonbinary, femme is constantly under attack. Thriving and creating work that stems from a goal of a pro-Black peaceful future actively combats the white cis hetero male patriarchy. Being vulnerable enough to bear myself to the world empowers me, and others like me to live a life of our choosing. In much of my work, I take advantage of my privilege and use art to speak out against local and/or global injustices that are occurring.
Seren Sensei is an artist, cultural critic, filmmaker, and writer. Her cultural criticism has been printed in such publications as Riot Material, The Crisis Mag and NYLON, and referenced in Jacobin Mag, Vulture, Complex, Newsweek, AJ+, People, Netflix, Vice, and more. Specializing in race, culture, and sociopolitical theory, she facilitates an active community with over 7 million views on her YouTube channel, where she has released two seasons of the docuseries ‘The [Black] Americans,’ dedicated to archiving and exploring the cultural narratives of Black Americans – Descendants of American Chattel Slavery. In 2015, she released her first book, entitled ‘So, About That… A Year of Contemporary Essays on Race and Pop Culture.’ She is also a panelist, public speaker, and lecturer, speaking on such platforms as ‘For The Record’ podcast at Genius; at George Washington University; and at California State University, Bakersfield. Seren was a 2016-2017 fellow for at lands edge, a Los Angeles-based pedagogical program for cultural producers wishing to combine art and activism, and a 2018-2019 cohort with the Urban Agriculture Beginner Farming Training Program by Future Harvest CASA in Washington, D.C. She was most recently named a 2020 Indie Memphis Black Filmmaker Resident for her screenplay, ‘Kitt.’