2014/15 SHIFT RESIDENTSAndrew Beccone, an artist and librarian, is the founder and director of the Reanimation Library. He received his Masters in Information and Library Science from the Pratt Institute in 2005. In addition to coordinating the library’s ongoing New York-based activities, he has organized temporary branch libraries in cities both nationally and internationally, including Philadelphia, London, Chicago, Providence, RI, Joshua Tree, CA, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. The library has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Queens Museum. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
David Court is an artist and writer. Recent exhibitions include: Almost Everything, University of Toronto – Eric Arthur Gallery (2014); Milieu, Skol Centre des Arts Actuel, Montreal (2013); Cultural Fluency, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York (2013); Sediment, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2012); and On Printed Matter [in collaboration with Josh Thorpe], Printed Matter, New York (2011). His writing has appeared in publications including: Art Papers, C Magazine, Fillip, and Grey Magazine as well as exhibitions in Canada, China and the US. Court has been artist-in-residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program (2013-14) and the programs Making Artistic Inquiry Visible (2008) and The Decapitated Museum (2012) at the Banff Center, Canada. David is also Program Officer, Institutional Giving at New York Officer at New York Foundation for the Arts.
David Rios Ferreira was born in Bronx, NY and received his BFA at The Cooper Union. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad, including CoCA Seattle, Islip Art Museum, and Kunstraum Richard Sorge Gallery in Berlin. He is a member of The Drawing Center Viewing Program and was invited to show at 06. Berliner Kunstsalon Art Fair. Most recently, he was awarded the Key Holder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop and is participating in Emerge 11 at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art.
Fay Chiang is a visual artist and poet who believes culture is a spiritual and psychological weapon used for the empowerment of people and communities. Working at Project Reach, a youth and community center for young people at risk in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, she is also a member of Zero Collective, a collective of artists; the Orchard Street Advocacy and Wellness Center, which supports people affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other chronic illnesses. Battling her 8th bout of breast cancer, she is working on a new series of visual art work during her residency at the Elizabeth Arts Foundation this summer; and her memoir. Seven Continents Nine Lives (Bowery Books) is her most recent collection of poetry. And she is the mother of the inimitable Xian.
Krisyna and Marek Milde, born in Prague, Czech Republic, are a collaborative tandem living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Their work investigates states of identity connected to environment and cultural alienation towards nature.They widely exhibited in the USA, and Europe among others in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Studio in New York, NURTURE art, Brooklyn, USA; Anna Wallace Gallery, New York, USA, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA; DOX, Center for Contemporary Art, Prague; Futura, Prague, Czech Republic; Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic. Their work was reviewed in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Flash Art, WG News and many others. In 2007 they received MFA at the Queens College, New York. They recently both worked at the Czech Center NYC, a cultural institute of the Czech Republic, as Program Manager and Production Manager (respectively).
Louise Barry is an artist whose work includes video, books, drawings, and digital images. In 2013, Louise and collaborator Dorothy Schultz presented their ongoing project, The Museum of Mistakes, at an exhibition at the Hunt-Cavanaugh Gallery at Providence College. The Museum of Mistakes is an itinerant collection of pop cultural and mass-produced objects, including coins, books, and ephemera, each of which is somehow flawed. Louise has participated in residencies at LMCC’s Swing Space on Governors Island, Artists Alliance Rotating Studio Program, Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, and CAC Woodside in Troy, NY. Recent group exhibitions include Value Systems at the New Haven Museum (2014), SP Weather Station at the Center for Book Arts (2014), Untitled (As of Yet) at Flux Factory (2013), and Photographs at Silver Projects (2013). As an administrator, Louise works to find necessary funding for visual art and arts education projects. She is currently the Development Director at NURTUREart Non-Profit, and has previously worked for the Center for Book Arts and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Louise received a BA from Smith College in 2004 and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University in 2006. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, grew up in Northwest Pennsylvania, and lives in Queens.