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.

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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 since it’s inception in 2006. 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 email info@watermillcenter.org

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Christopher Knowles

Artist Residency Program 2013
In a Word
December 16, 2017 – March 25, 2018
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Houston, TX. USA

Matty Davis

Artist Residency Program 2016
wood bone mill
January 13 & 14, 2018
Chicago, IL. USA

Netta Yerushalmy

Artist Residency Program 2016
Paramodernities (work in progress)
January 13 & 15, 2018
New York Live Arts
New York, NY. USA

Jack Ferver

Artist Residency Program 2014
Everything Is Imaginable (work in progress)
January 14-15, 2018
New York Live Arts
New York, NY. USA

Tori Wrånes

Artist Residency Program 2016
The Future is Open
January 18 & 19, 2018
Washington Square Park
New York, NY. USA

Temporary Distortion

Artist Residency Program 2014 & 2016
Illusion & Aftermath
January 19-18, 2018
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, IL. USA

Fan Letters

Artist Residency Program 2017
Autocomplete 1.0
January 27, 2018
The Tank
New York, NY. USA

Carlos Bunga

Inga Maren Otto Fellowship 2017
Doubled Architecture
February 2 – April 15, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Detroit, MI. USA

Marianna Kavallieratos

Artist Residency Program 2017
February 5 – 8, 2018
Athens, Greece

Christopher Knowles

Artist Residency Program 2013
The Typing Poems
February 7, 2018
White Column
New York, NY. USA

Jeremy Dennis

Artist Residency Program 2017
Nothing Happened Here
February 8 – March 15, 2018
Flecker Gallery
Selden, NY. USA

Tilman Hecker

Artist Residency Program 2014
February 14-15, 2018
M.O. Auezov Theater
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Lotte Nielsen

Artist Residency Program 2017
YAOI – A Trilogy
March 4, 2018
Southampton Arts Center
Southampton, NY. USA

G.T. Pellizzi

Inga Maren Otto Fellowship 2016
March 6, 2018
Luciana Brito – NY Project/ Epasso Annex
Tribeca, NY. USA

Katya Grokhovsky

Summer Program 2011
March 6-12, 2018
Spring/Break Art Show
New York, NY. USA

The Bruce High Quality Foundation

Summer Program 2016
Ways to Die
March 8-11, 2018
Armory Show. Pier 92
New York, NY. USA

Shirin Neshat

Residency Program 2011
March 8-11, 2018
Armory Show. Pier 92 & 94
New York, NY. USA

Carrie Mae Weems

Inga Maren Otto Fellowship 2017
March 8-11, 2018
Armory Show. Pier 92 & 94
New York, NY. USA

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Summer Program 2010
March 8-11, 2018
Independent @ Spring Studios
New York, NY. USA

Aneta Panek

Residency Program 2017
Punk Opera
May 11-13, 2018
Das ehemalige Stummfilmkino Delphi
Berlin, Germany

Dimitris Papaioannou

Summer Program 2014
Neues Stück I
May 12-20, 2018
Opernhaus Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

Alan Lucien Øyen

Artist Residency Program 2016
Neues Stück II
June 2-10, 2018
Opernhaus Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

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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