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. To date, we have hosted over 200 residencies featuring artists from more than 65 nations.

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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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JANUARY 2018

  • Christopher Knowles. Artist Residency Program 2013. In a Word. December 16, 2017 – March 25, 2018. CAMH. 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

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Carlos Bunga. Inga Maren Otto Fellowship 2017. Doubled Architecture. February 2 – April 15, 2018. MoCA. Detroit, MI. USA
  • Marianna Kavallieratos. Artist Residency Program 2017. they. February 5 – 8, 2018. BIOS.ExploringUrbanCulture. 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. Midnight. February 14-15, 2018. M.O. Auezov Theater. Almaty, Kazakhstan

MARCH 2018

  • 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. Reflector. 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. Artist 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

APRIL 2018

  • Sahra Motalebi. Artist Residency Program 2016. Flesh, Format 2. April 8, 2018. Einstein Auditorium NYU. New York, NY. USA
  • Catherine Galasso. Artist Residency Program 2013. Sight Lines. April 13-14, 2018. Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Park Slope, NY. USA
  • Matty Davis. Artist Residency Program 2016. wood bone mill. April 19-21, 2018. Chicago, IL. USA
  • Cleek Schrey. Artist Residency Program 2017. April 21, 2018. ISSUE Project Room. Brooklyn, NY. USA
  • Sybil Kempson. Artist Residency Program 2016. SASQUATCH RITUALS. April 24-28, 2018. The Kitchen. New York, NY. USA

MAY 2018

  • Rachel Libeskind. Artist Residency Program 2012. May 10, 2018. Fortnight Institute. New York, NY. USA
  • Netta Yerushalmy. Artist Residency Program 2016. Paramodernities #5. May 11-12, 2018. New York Live Arts. New York, NY. USA
  • Aneta Panek. Artist 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
  • Tamar Ettun. Artist Residency Program 2015. Inflating Colors Workshop. May 19, 2018. Socrates Sculpture Park. New York, NY. USA
  • Nile Harris. Summer Program 2017. The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable Family. May 29, 2018. Secret Project Robot. Brooklyn, NY. USA

JUNE 2018

  • Alan Lucien Øyen. Artist Residency Program 2016. Neues Stück II. June 2-10, 2018. Opernhaus Wuppertal. Wuppertal, Germany
  • Hugh Ryan. Artist Residency Program 2018. The Queer Histories of Brooklyn’s Waterfront. June 5, 2018. South Street Seaport Museum. New York, NY. USA
  • Sichong Xie. Summer Program 2016 & 2017. When The Peaks of Our Washing Sound Come Together, My Tree House Will Have a Roof. Hauser & Wirth. Los Angeles, CA. USA
  • Tori Wrånes. Artist Residency Program 2016. Handmade Acoustics. June 8, 2018. Ujazdowski Castle for Contemporary Art. Warsaw, Poland
  • Trina Merry. Summer Program 2013. Open Studio. June 9, 2018. NARS Foundation. New York, NY. USA
  • Matty Davis. Artist Residency Program 2016. Carriage. June 9, 2018. Light Box. Detroit, MI. USA
  • Catherine Galasso. Artist Residency Program 2013/2015. Of Granite and Glass. June 15-17, 2018. Winter Garden-Brookfield Place. New York, NY. USA
  • Matty Davis. Artist Residency Program 2016. A Vessel for Carriage. June 17, 2018. The Chicago River. Chicago, IL. USA
  • Marianna Kavallieratos & Dom Bouffard. Artist Residency Program 2017. BASTET. June 23, 2018. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center . Athens, Greece

AUGUST 2018

  • Amy Khoshbin. Artist Residency Program 2015. You Never Know. August 30, 2018. Signs & Symbols. New York, NY. USA
  • Robert Wilson. Video 50. August 31, 2018. Signs & Symbols. New York, NY. USA

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Amy Khoshbin. Artist Residency Program 2015. Workshop on the Street. September 8, 2018. Socrates Sculpture Park. New York, NY. USA
  • Amy Khoshbin. Artist Residency Program 2015. Summer of Know: Amy Khoshbin & L.A. Kauffman. September 11, 2018. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, NY. USA
  • Kevin Doyle & Sponsored by Nobody. Artist Residency Program 2010. THE ARTS. September 13-30, 2018. La MaMa. New York, NY. USA
  • Brian O’Mahoney. Artist Residency Program 2017. Untitled (The Image is a Seed). September 20, 2018. mh PROJECT nyc. New York, NY. USA
  • Matty Davis. Artist Residency Program 2016. Transmission, Carriage, and Objects of Loss and Love. September 26, 2018. Queenslab. Queens, NY. USA
  • Rachel Libeskind. Artist Residency Program 2012. War (&) Etiquette. September 27 – November 2, 2018. 14a. Hamburg. Germany

OCTOBER 2018

  • Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Reiner. Artist Residency Program 2016. October 2-6, 2018. The Joyce. New York, NY. USA
  • Lynsey Peisinger. Summer Program 2011. The Mile-Long Opera. October 3-7, 2018. The High Line. New York, NY. USA
  • Jonah Bokaer. Summer Program 2009. Late Nights On Air. October 27-28, 2018. The Joyce. New York, NY. USA
  • Cirkus Cirkor. Artist Residency Program 2015. Satyagraha. October 31 – November 4, 2018. BAM. New York, NY. USA

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Steven Michel. Summer Program 2016. Affordable Solution For Better Living.  November 12-13, 2018. The Invisible Dog Art Center. Brooklyn, NY. USA

JANUARY 2019

  • Maria Baranova-Suzuki. Summer Program 2017-2018. Faces of Downtown Scene. January 4-February 16, 2019. The Invisible Dog Art Center. Brooklyn, NY. USA
  • Jack Ferver. Artist Residency Program 2014. Everything Is Imaginable. January 7-12, 2019. New York Live Arts. New York, NY. USA

FEBRUARY 2019

  • Lauren DiGiulio. Artist Residency Program 2018. February 13-16, 2019. The College Art Association Annual Conference. New York, NY. USA

MARCH 2019

  • Netta Yerushalmy. Artist Residency Program 2016. Paramodernities. March 12-17, 2019. New York Live Arts. New York, NY. USA

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