Watermill Alumni

Watermill Alumni 2017-10-19T17:46:54+00:00

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.


Egill Sæbjörnsson

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

Geoffery Farmer

Artist Residency Program 2015
A way out of the mirror
May – November 2017
Venice Biennale
Venice, Italy

Geoffery Farmer

Artist Residency Program 2015
The Care With Which The Rain Is Wrong
September 17 – November 12, 2017
Schinkel Pavillon
Berlin, Germany

Nazanin Fakoor

Summer Program 2011
Light Drawing
October 5 – 27, 2017
Les Halles
Brussels, Belgium

Matty Davis & Ben Gould

Artist Residency Program 2016
October 30, 2017
Signs & Symbols
Williamsburg, NY, USA

Benjamin Breutel

Summer Program 2013
[titel der show]
November 3 & 4, 2017
Wuppertal, Germany

Gillian Walsh

Residency Program 2016
Moon Fate Sin
November 16-18, 2017
Danspace Project
New York, NY, 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

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

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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 Pavel Antonov; Lovis Ostenrik