ANNOUNCING THE 2016/17 SHIFT RESIDENTS

Liliana Dirks-Goodman is a New York based artist. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture. She co-organizes AUNTS and makes installations and objects. These things have happened at the New Museum, chashama, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church and most recently in the Union Square Sweetgreen, among others. She has taught AUNTS workshops at both the New Museum and Whitney Museum in New York City.

Amy Jacobs is an artist and educator in New York City. Using a textile-based exploration of imagery, she embraces traditional and experimental papermaking techniques, as well as book arts, collage and installation. Her work resonates with repeated touch, history and remembrance. She received a two-year Core Fellowship Residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago. She has given talks and led workshops at institutions including Yale University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Noguchi Museum, the New York Public Library, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Italy. Her work has been shown in both national and international exhibitions. Jacobs is currently a Studio Collaborator, the Education Manager and an Instructor at Dieu Donné, a non-profit cultural institution dedicated to serving artists through the creation of contemporary art in hand papermaking. She has collaborated with many artists, including Ann Hamilton, Do Ho Suh and James Siena. She teaches papermaking at all levels in a variety of techniques, and has helped to develop educational partnerships with organizations including the Ford Foundation, Visual Aids, Frieze and the annual Expressive Therapies Summit.

Millie Kapp is a New York-based performer and choreographer. In 2013, she graduated with an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 with a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kapp has presented her performance work in Oakland, Toronto, Montreal, Minneapolis, Chicago and New York. She’s been an artist in residence at Chez Bushwick, Chicago Cultural Center, Vermont Studio Center as well as Summer Forum. Most recently, she’s presented her performances in New York at La MaMa, Center for Performance Research and Roulette among other places.

Molly O'Brien creates opportunities for curatorial projects and collaborations between artists and students of all ages in New York public schools, directly connecting artists and arts organizations with the local community. Since 2010, she has served as Education Director at NURTUREart, a not-for-profit art organization and gallery in Brooklyn. Additionally, she is a Teaching Artist for the Guggenheim Museum's Learning Through Art Program where she works with elementary school students in the Bronx and Brooklyn. She teaches kids how to be curious and steals their jokes.

Antonio Serna is an artist working in New York with both a collective and studio-based practice. He is currently working on 'Documents of Resistance: Artists of Color Protest (1960-2016)', an artistic research project on art and activism of people of color. Additionally he is a member of the newly formed 'artists of color bloc', a cultural worker advocate group focusing on artists of color, and a member of Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies Working Group, an Occupy Wall Street activist group which organized “What Do We Do Now?”, the first alternatives economies fair and resource guide for artists in NYC. Through these and other autonomous collectives he promotes self-organized cultural events, research, education, and artist-as-activist interventions.
Antonio also maintains a productive studio practice as a place of experimentation, reflection, and as a balance to working collectively. He has recently developed 'artCommons', an art-sharing platform for communities and artists. Originally from Texas, Antonio has participated and organized projects in New York, Texas, Las Vegas, Spain, Mexico, Berlin, and Romania. Antonio Serna holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from Parsons School of Art.

Tamas Veszi left Hungary at the age of seventeen and finished his high school education in Israel. During this period he continued to draw and paint, but felt the need for greater physical contact with the material. In 1991 he was accepted to the art school “Instituto Per L’Arte E IL Restauro” in Florence. 1994-1995 he was painting and working in Paris and in 1997 Veszi moved to New York. In 2000 he received his B.F.A in Fine Arts at Pratt Institute. In 1998 Veszi and several other residents of 70 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn formed the group “Greenpoint Riverfront Artists.” They generated several performances, rooftop independent film screenings and the annual “Open Studio Tour.” In 2002 Veszi has moved to Los Angeles and began working on a series of paintings and drawings. Veszi attended Brooklyn College working on his M.F.A under the guidance of Elisabeth Murray and Vito Acconci and completed the program in 2006. Veszi currently lives and works in Brooklyn, Greenpoint. In 2010, Veszi has participated in several group shows and had his first solo show at Allannederpelt Gallery. He participated in several group shows and international projects. Veszi had his solo exhibition at Flux Gallery in Budapest in March, 2015. In 2011 Tamas Veszi founded Radiator Arts, a multi-disciplinary art venue that is a home of Radiator Gallery and several artist studios. The gallery works as a curatorial platform with rich international program. The Gallery recently collaborated with the Embassy of Israel, Art Market Budapest, the galleries Le Couleuvre Paris and Backerstrasse4, Vienna.