In Residence:
September 6, 2017 - October 11, 2017

Lilian Colosso (b. 1988) based in Los Angeles and São Paulo, graduated in 2011 at the Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts. Exploring the boundaries between the body and nature, specifically using the body as a material element, has been the focus of her research through performance and video. Recent exhibitions include: Performance festival MOVIMENTA#1, Mezanino Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015; First collective show at Condomínio Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; Laço no Paço, Subsolo do Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013; Con Pasión: Art and Passion / Brazil and Argentina, Marta Traba Gallery – Fundação Memorial da América Latina, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012; First Collective, Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012; FASE3 Art and Technology Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011; Facilitator of the Abramovic Method during the exhibition Terra Comunal, Marina Abramovic + MAI, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015.

During Lilian Colosso’s residency, the visual artist will continue to explore her performance piece To Embrace the World (2016), wherein she embraces trees, rocks, and bushes for extended periods of time (5 to 8 hours) shaping an uncommon relationship with the landscape at various different sites. Currently in the early development stage at Joshua Tree, the performance will create images of the human relationship with nature through sensory and emotional experiences of the landscape.

In Process @ The Watermill Center invites the community to engage with our resident artists on Saturday afternoons through open rehearsals, workshops, studio visits, lectures or artist talks.

Watermill’s mission is to provide artists and thinkers the opportunity to focus on the development of their work and practice. Artists-in-Residence have gone on to perform at venues and festivals including the New Museum, Roulette, PS122, American Realness, Clocktower Gallery, Performa, Vienna’s Donaufestival, Kampnagel in Hamburg, CPR – Center for Performance Research, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

September 30, 2017

photos © Vipin Kannekanti

In Process | Lilian Colosso