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

To view the Alumni Directory, click here!

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Artist Residency Program 2016
December 10-11, 2017
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Trisha Brown Dance Company

Summer Program 1992
December 12-17, 2017
The Joyce
New York, NY, USA

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener

Artist Residency Program 2016
December 13-16, 2017
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Sahra Motalebi

Artist Residency Program 2016
Directory of Portrayals
December 14 – 15, 2017
The Kitchen
New York, NY, 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

Carlos Bunga

Artist Residency Program 2017
Doubled Architecture
February 2 – April 15, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Detroit, MI, USA

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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