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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2018 ONGOING

  • Tania Bruguera. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2018. 10,146,764. October 2, 2018 – February 24, 2019. Tate Modern. London. United Kingdom
  • Barthelemy Toguo. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2018. Persona Grata. October 16, 2018 – January 20, 2019. Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration. Paris. France
  • Barthelemy Toguo. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2018. Persona Grata. October 16, 2018 – February 24, 2019. Musée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne MAC/Val. Vitry-sur-Seine. France
  • Carrie Mae Weems. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2017. Family Pictures. November 14, 2018 – January 20, 2019. Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee, WI. 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
  • Tania El Khoury. Artist Residency Program 2013. AS FAR AS MY FINGERTIPS TAKE ME. January 4-13, 2019. The Public Theater at Joe’s Pub. New York, NY. USA
  • Matty Davis. Artist Residency Program 2016. Until it reached into our lives and destroyed the tranquility that we had. January 5, 2019. False Flag. New York, NY. USA
  • Netta Yerushalmy. Artist Residency Program 2016. Paramodernities. January 7, 2019. New York Live Arts. New York, NY. USA
  • Jack Ferver. Artist Residency Program 2014. Everything Is Imaginable. January 7-12, 2019. New York Live Arts. New York, NY. USA
  • Masako Miki. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2018. MATRIX 273. January 9 – April 28, 2019. The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Berkeley, CA. USA
  • Alice Heyward. Summer Program 2018. Tongue rolls between smiles. January 11, 2019. PSAS. Perth. Australia
  • Ryder Cooley. Artist Residency Program 2009. Dust Bowl Fairies concert. January 12, 2019. Coney Island Baby. New York, NY. USA
  • Molly Joyce. Artist Residency Program 2018. Relapse. January 12, 2019. The Kennedy Center. Washington DC. USA
  • Masako Miki. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2018. Shapeshifters. January 12 – February 23, 2019. CULT / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. San Francisco, CA. USA
  • Lisa Ross. Artist Residency Program 2016. I Can’t Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland. January 17 – February 23, 2019. Miyako Yoshinaga. New York, NY. USA
  • Andrew Ondrejcak. Artist Residency Program 2016. Landscape with Figures. January 31 – February 2, 2019. Contemporary Arts Center. New Orleans, LA. USA

FEBRUARY 2019

  • Molly Joyce. Artist Residency Program 2018. Soloicity. February 7, 2019. Metropolis Ensemble. New York, NY. USA
  • Lauren DiGiulio. Artist Residency Program 2018. February 13-16, 2019. The College Art Association Annual Conference. New York, NY. USA
  • Degenerate Art Ensemble. Artist Residency Program 2011. SKELETON FLOWER. February 13-16, 2019. The Erickson Theater. Seattle, WA. USA
  • Baboo Liao. International Summer Program 2008. How Long is Now. February 14-17, 2019. Museé du quai Branly. Paris. France

MARCH 2019

  • Netta Yerushalmy. Artist Residency Program 2016. Paramodernities. March 12-17, 2019. New York Live Arts. New York, NY. USA
  • Ni’Ja Whitson / The NWA Project. Artist Residency Program 2019. Oba Qween Baba King Baba. March 28-30, 2019. Abrons Arts Center. New York, NY. USA

APRIL 2019

  • Anne Carson. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2018. Norma Jeane Baker of Troy. April 6 – May 30, 2019. The Shed. New York, NY. USA
  • Tania Bruguera. Inga Maren Otto Fellow 2018. Sunday Salon: Performance Art. April 14, 2019Park Avenue Armory. New York, NY. USA

MAY 2019

  • Raja Feather Kelly. Artist Residency Program 2019. We May Never Dance Again. May 2, 2019. The Invisible Dog Art Center. Brooklyn, NY. USA
  • Manuela Infante. Artist Residency Program 2011. Estado Vegetal. May 2-3, 2019. Baryshnikov Arts Center.
  • Gillian Walsh. Artist Residency Program 2017. Fame Notions. May 17-19, 2019. Performance Space New York. New York, NY. USA
  • Ni’Ja Whitson / The NWA Project. Artist Residency Program 2019. Messiah. May 23 – June 2, 2019. La MaMa. New York, NY. USA

JULY 2019

  • Oliver Beer. Artist Residency Program 2015. Vessel Orchestra. July 2 – August 11, 2019. The Met. New York, NY. USA

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Shirin Neshat. Artist Residency Program 2011. Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again. September 1, 2019. The Broad. Los Angeles, CA. USA
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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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Our Alumni Research Retreats invite select artists from the Artist Residency Program and International Summer Program back for a five-day retreat to research and develop future projects.

2019

  • Lisa Ross. Artist Residency Program 2016. January 1-11, 2019.
  • Collaboration Town. Artist Residency Program 2008. January 14-18, 2019.
  • Lynsey Peisinger. Summer Program 2011. January 21-25, 2019.
  • Gillian Walsh. Artist Residency Program 2017. January 28 – February 1, 2019.
  • C. Ryder Cooley. Artist Residency Program 2009. February 4-8, 2019.
  • Kevin Doyle. Artist Residency Program 2010. February 11-15, 2019.
  • Fan Letters. Artist Residency Program 2017. February 19-22, 2019.
  • Kate Eberstadt. Artist Residency Program 2017. March 4-8, 2019.

2018

  • Sibyl Kempson. Artist Residency Program 2016. February 13-16, 2018.2018
  • Gillian Walsh. Artist Residency Program 2017. March 27-30, 2018.
  • Elke Luyten & Kira Alker. Artist Residency Program 2007. May 25-28, 2018.
  • Matty Davis. Artist Residency Program 2016. June 19-22, 2018.
  • Andrew Ondrejcak. Artist Residency Program 2016. September 17-21, 2018.
  • Owen Laub. International Summer Program 2013. October 9-15, 2018.
photo © Chloé Bellemère