Watermill Alumni

Watermill Alumni 2017-07-27T03:14:24+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.


Tori Wrånes

Artist Residency Program 2016
Hot Pocket
April 20 – September 3, 2017
National Museum of Norway
Oslo, Norway

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

Orly Noa Rabinyan

Artist Residency Program 2011
An invented Participatory Persian Tea Ceremony 
July 23-24, 2017
Alma: Home for Hebrew Culture
Tel Aviv, Israel


Artist Residency Program 2015
September 8, 2017
Joe’s Pub @ The Public
New York City, USA


Artist Residency Program 2007
Frantic Beauty
September 14-17, 2017
Brooklyn Academy of Music
New York City, USA

Sibyl Kempson

Artist Residency Program 2016
12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens
September 22, 2017
Whitney Museum
New York City, USA

Dance Heginbotham

Artist Residency Program 2013
The Principles of Uncertainty
September 27-30, 2017
Brooklyn Academy of Music
New York City, USA

Benjamin Breutel

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

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener

Artist Residency Program 2016
December 13-16, 2017
Brooklyn Academy of Music
New York City, 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