Kimberly Bartosik

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Kimberly Bartosik , You are my heat and glare, Premiere, New York Live Arts, 2014, photo credit, Ian Douglas

Bessie Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments. Her work, which is deeply informed by literature and cinema, involves complex plays on space, time, and audience perspective, dramatically illuminating the ephemeral nature of performance. Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by BAM Next Wave (2018), Wexner Arts Center (2018), LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (2018), New York Live Arts, American Realness festival, Dance Place, American Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Gibney Dance, Abrons Art Center, The Yard, MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, Danspace Project, French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Crossing the Line Festival, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France), Artdanthe Festival (France), BEAT Festival, The Kitchen, La Mama, Mount Tremper Arts, Princeton University, Barnard College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Arizona State University, Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, and Movement Research. Bartosik is a 2017 National Dance Project (NDP) recipient, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. She is a 2017 (and 2010) MAP Fund grantee and has also received support for her choreographic work from the Jerome Foundation; FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French American Cultural Exchange; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International; New York Foundation for the Arts, Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); American Dance Abroad; New Music USA, Live Music for Dance; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists and Emergency Grants. Bartosik is a 2017-19 New York Live Arts Live Feed Residency Artist; and a 2017 Dancing Laboratory Residency Artist at the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron. She was a 2017 Bogliasco Foundation Fellow; a 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow; and a 2016 Gibney Dance DiP Residence Artist. She is a recipient of a 2016-18 ART Capacity Building grant through Pentacle. Her most recent work, Étroits sont les Vaisseaux, premiered at Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Lab in 2016 and was presented again as part of American Realness festival in 2017. Étroits will tour to the Wexner Arts Center in February 2018. She has been in creative residence at New York Live Arts, Live Feed and Studio Series; Gibney Dance Center’s DiP Residency, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, France (FUSED); Governor’s Island through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Program; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University; Joyce Soho Artist Residency Program; La Guardia Performing Arts Center; Jacob’s Pillow; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center; Mount Tremper Arts; White Oak Plantation; and Movement Research. Bartosik was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for 9 years and received a Bessie Award for Artistic Excellence in his work. She received her BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts, and MA in 20th Century Art and Art Criticism from The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Research of the New School University. She performed in the 2011 restaging of Robert Ashley’s 1967 opera, That Morning Thing, as part of Performa. She was a 2016 Princeton Fellowship Finalist, and has been a guest artist/faculty at Princeton University, The Juilliard School, University of North Carolina School for the Arts, Arizona State University’s Hergberger Institute for Design and the Arts, SUNY/Purchase, and Colorado College.

Michael Fischer

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Michael Fischer was released from state prison in 2015 and is currently earning an MFA in creative writing from Sierra Nevada College. He is managing editor of Sierra Nevada Review, a Moth Chicago StorySlam winner, and a Luminarts Foundation Creative Writing Fellow. His work has been supported by fellowships and grants from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Rivendell Writers' Colony, and the Chicago chapter of the Awesome Foundation, among others. His essays appear or are forthcoming in The Sun, Brevity, Guernica, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.


Asuka Goto

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Asuka Goto, lost in translation, 278, pencil and collage on paper, 2017, 10x13 inches.

Asuka Goto received an MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a BA and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Brandeis University. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2008 and was a Workspace resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2009/2010. She has also participated in residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center, HomeBase Berlin, Sculpture Space and the Vermont Studio Center. Goto has received several awards including the NYFA Artists' Fellowship (for Architecture / Environmental Structures / Design), the Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, and the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant. Her work has been exhibited at NURTUREart, BRIC, the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, the CUE Foundation, TSA NY, and 92Y Tribeca in New York; at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA; at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT; and at the Globe Gallery in Newcastle, England. In addition to her individual studio practice, Goto has worked on several interdisciplinary projects with choreographer Joanna Kotze. Most recently, she contributed to FIND YOURSELF HERE, a work by Kotze that explores the intersection between dance and visual art. FIND YOURSELF HERE premiered at the American Dance Institute (ADI) in April 2015 and had its New York premier at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in September 2015. Goto grew up in Boston, MA and Yokosuka, Japan and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is an Assistant Professor at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA, where she teaches in the Foundation, Fine Arts and Graduate Studies Departments.

Donna Kaz

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Donna Kaz is a multi-genre writer and the author of “UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour.” Her plays and musicals have been produced around the world at Harlem Stage, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Trinity College/Dublin, The Spit Lit Festival/London, International Women’s Arts Festival/UK, Women Playwrights International Conference/Sweden, City of Women Festival/Slovenia, Kultury w Poznaniu/Poland, Lincoln Center and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has received the Venus Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award and as a member of the Guerrilla Girls, the Yoko Ono Courage Award for the Arts and the Skowhegan Medal. In 2017 “UN/MASKED,” was named best nonfiction prose book of the year by the Devils Kitchen Literary Festival.


Sachi Nagase

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Sachi Nagase  burdock root with rice, grilled kimchi green onions, roasted black sesame seeds 2017 Sprouted Radish Supper Club at TechArtista

Sachi Nagase is an artist, chef, and pastry cook. She received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and has exhibited in multiple galleris including the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Des Lee Gallery, and Front/Space. She received the Marsha Hertzman Blasingame Award in Printmaking (2016), the Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship (2016) and the Caroline Risque Sculpture Prize (2017). She attended the Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art (2016) and Mildred’s Lane Summer Residency (2017). Sachi’s work is influenced by her culinary practices, which include Sprouted Radish Supper Club, a collaborative dining experience she created with Katie Yun in the fall of 2016. She and Katie created an accessible fine dining experience--$12 multi-course meals that were rooted in their prospective East Asian-American backgrounds and reflected the smells and tastes they had lost from their childhoods. Sachi is currently based in Oakland, CA and works as a line cook and pastry cook at Octavia restaurant in San Francisco. She continues to run her cake business Sachi’s Cakes, and collaborates with Katie Yun to run their burgeoning artist collective, both/&.

Efraín Rozas

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Efraín Rozas is a New York based Peruvian performer/composer and robotics/software developer specialized in the combination of experimental technologies and Latin American genres. As a researcher he has focused on the experimentalisms of the global south. He holds a PhD in composition and ethnomusicology at New York University, funded by the McCracken fellowship. He has published the book/video documentary “Fusión: a soundtrack for Peru”, and has released several LPS internationally via Names You can Trust, the Ethnomusicology Institute of Peru and the Embassy of Spain. He has performed at the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Levitation Festival, Crazy Music Festival (Luxembourg) and played with his experimental salsa band “La Mecánica Popular” at Central Park Summerstage Fania Records 50th anniversary in New York. He has attended residencies such as Omi and Marble house, and won the 2018 call for time based installations at Knockdown center and the Harvestworks New Works Commission 2018, and the New York State Council on the Arts/Wavefarm media arts assistance fund. He has worked as a teacher in different institutions including New York University. He was a consultant for the National Institute of Culture of Peru, the Swiss embassy, the ministry of tourism of Peru, and has hosted/produced radio for 10 years, with his show “La Vuelta al día en 80 mundos”. His work has been featured at CNN, BBC, Washington post, Daily News, Wire magazine and NPR Soundcheck. More at

Ivan Talijancic

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Ivan Talijancic, director QUARTET v4.0 Live performance/installation premiere: Abrons Arts Center, February 2010 photo credit: Tasja Keetman

Ivan Talijancic is a multidisciplinary time-based artist: director, choreographer, visual and graphic designer, video- and film-maker, as well as a performing arts producer, curator and journalist. He is a founder and artistic co-director of New York City based WaxFactory ( Directing highlights for the company include: Sarah Kane’s CLEANSED; and ...SHE SAID (based on Marguerite Duras) both of which premiered in co-production with Cankarjev Dom (Ljubljana, Slovenia) as well as WILD ANIMUS, a multimedia spectacle commissioned by Too Far (San Francisco, CA) which toured to over 50 cities in Europe, US, Canada and Australia in 2006 and 2007. Original productions he created with WaxFactory were mentioned twice in Ballet-Tanz International performing arts journal (Berlin, Germany): in 2000 for LADYFROMTHESEA at the Old American Can Factory (Brooklyn, NY) as “the most innovative production of the year” and in 2007 for X: A VIDEO OPERA at the Zürcher Theaterspektakel (Zurich, Switzerland) as “the most important multidisciplinary collaboration of the year”. Some of his earlier directing credits include site-specific productions of Charles Mee’s THE BACCHAE and THE TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY; Heiner Müller’s MEDEAMATERIAL and HAMLETMACHINE; Fassbinder’s BREMEN FREEDOM and THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT; DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR: a Little Dance of Death by Ödön von Horvath; THE TROJAN WOMEN, a collaboration with the playwright Ellen McLaughlin and a cast of refugees from the former Yugoslavia (Classic Stage Company); IPHIGENIA IN AULIS (Aaron Davis Hall,) and two shows for the Lincoln Center Theatre/Directors Lab, WOYZECK OF SARAJEVO and THE K’S (AN EPILOGUE) after Dostoyevski. While pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree in directing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in New York City, Ivan has assisted with Robert Wilson and Julie Taymor. He has taught and extensively in the United States and abroad including New York University, Brown University, Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), Fundateneo (Venezuela) and Columbia University/Barnard College. He was a recipient of a year-long Performing Arts Fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, where he developed 39 FRAMES, subsequently presented as a highly innovative performance event, unfolding simultaneously on the Internet, television and in the public realm over a two-week period and in more than 30 locations throughout the city of Salzburg, Austria, commissioned by SommerSzene festival in 2006. Other residencies include Bogliasco Foundation (Genova, Italy), Emily Harvey Foundation (Venice, Italy), the Hermitage Artist Retreat (Manasota Key, FL), as well as HERE Artist in Residence Program (HARP) and Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) in New York City. Ivan’s productions have been seen extensively in New York (Performance Space 122, New York Theater Workshop, Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, HERE, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Invisible Dog, Japan Society, Abrons Art Center, Incubator Arts Project, 3LD Art+Technology Center, PRELUDE and COIL Festivals, etc.) and internationally at numerous venues and festivals in 20+ countries and 4 continents, including ICA/Institute of Contemporary Art (London, UK), Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon, Portugal), Sonar (Barcelona, Spain), Adelaide Festival (Australia), Cankarjev Dom (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and FIT/International Theater Festivas (Caracas, Venezuela), among others. Recently, his short film SLEEPWALKER was presented at Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View of Fashion Film Festival at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France( and his first feature film 416 MINUTES is currently in post-production, slated for completion in 2018. Ivan is currently serving a three-year term as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts.

Patricia Watts

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Patricia Watts is a pioneering curator who has worked for twenty-five years with artists who engage the natural world in their art. She has a visionary entrepreneurial approach to curating that supports transdisciplinary, collaborative environments. She is the founder and west coast curator of ecoartspace, a nonprofit platform for artists addressing environment issues since 1999. Watts has curated over thirty art and ecology exhibitions including: Contemplating Other (2017); Enchantment (2016); FiberSHED (2015); Shifting Baselines (2013) at Santa Fe Art Institute; MAKE:CRAFT (2010) at the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; ECOlogic (2009); and Hybrid Fields (2006) at the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. She also curated and project managed a site-specific permanent public art installation entitled Cloud House (2016) by Matthew Mazzotta at Farmers Park in Springfield, Missouri. Since 2009, Watts has conducted two hour video interviews with pioneering ecological artists including Jackie Brookner, Buster Simpson, and Bonnie Sherk. She has also written Action Guides presenting replicable social practice projects by artists who work in the public sphere. Watts has a studio masters degree in Exhibition Design and Museum Studies Certificate. She enjoys curating and designing exhibitions that are spatially and visually engaging, and create a context for deep, compelling stories. Watts has an established voice as both a writer and a speaker, and has written numerous essays for publications and given dozens of lectures and panel talks internationally.

Katie Yun

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Katie Yun is an artist and a chef whose work explores identity and its inherent politics. In 2017, she completed her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis, along with a double major in Psychology and Brain Sciences. She was awarded the Eda L. and Clarence C. Cushing Memorial Prize in Painting in 2016 and the Peter Marcus Prize in Printmaking in 2017. Katie’s work has been shown in multiple galleries including the Des Lee Gallery, the Duet Gallery, and the Granite City Art and Design District Gallery in St. Louis. In the fall of 2016, Katie and Sachi Nagase founded the Sprouted Radish Supper Club, to create food experiences with roots in East-Asian cooking for diverse groups of people. The primary focus was to create an accessible dining experience– six courses for $12– and bring people from different communities together. Having fed over 200 people, Katie and Sachi create dishes around their need to rediscover the smells and tastes they have lost from their childhoods. Currently, Katie is based in Shelburne Falls, MA where she recently completed a printmaking apprenticeship with Wingate Studio in New Hampshire. She continues to host multi–course dinners which are "pay what you wish.” She will be working for Eleven Madison Park in NYC starting in the Spring of 2018.