Over the past 25 years, artists in the International Summer Program have utilized The Watermill Center as a home and a workshop to create and develop works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. Today, the International Summer Program welcomes over 100 artists from across disciplines to create works that engage the local community.

The Watermill Center Artist Residency Program began in 2006, when The Center officially opened as a year-round facility. Each year, up to twenty collectives and individual artists take up residence at The Center. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Residency Program, The Watermill Center reflects on the work of our alumni artists.



Artist Residency Program 2016
This is a Forge
March 17 & 18, 2017
92nd Street Y, NYC. USA.

Tristan Perich

Artist Residency Program 2012
Five Works
March 17 & 18, 2017
The Kitchen, NYC. USA.

Oliver Beer

Artist Residency Program 2015
Exhibition of New Works
April 28, 2017
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London. UK.

Egill Sæbjörnsson

Artist Residency Program 2011
Out of Controll
May – November 2017
Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy.

Netta Yerushalmy

Artist Residency Program 2016
June 14-19, 2017
National Museum of the American Indian, NYC. USA

Cynthia Hopkins

Artist Residency Program 2013
Articles of Faith
June 15-17, 2017
The Kitchen, NYC. USA

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The Watermill Alumni Directory contains a variety of projects that were developed at The Watermill Center as part of The Artist Residency Program over the past 10 years. Watermill’s mission is to provide artists with the opportunity to focus on their process. Past residents have performed work, that was created and developed at Watermill, at festivals and venues including the New Museum,Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Roulette, PS122, American Realness, Clocktower Gallery, Performa, Vienna’s Donaufestival, Kampnagel in Hamburg, CPR – Center for Performance Research, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center, among others. The Watermill Alumni Directory was compiled in 2016 through an outreach to our artists and is not complete. If you are an alum of the year-round Artist Residency Program and wish to be included, please complete this FORM.

Alumni of the International Summer Program and year-round Artist Residency Program are encouraged to submit news of their upcoming work through the below form.

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Image credits: courtesy Theater Mitu; Lovis Ostenrik