LATITUDE welcomes approximately one artist in residence per month to the lab each year. Lab staff act as artists' consultants, technical advisors, and assistants, helping bring specific projects and bodies of work to completion. In return, artists are asked to be active as both resources and mentors to the LATITUDE community, sharing their insights and creative methods. The goal of the residency program is to further LATITUDE's mission of promoting creative collaboration between our members and the wider art and photographic communities.

LATITUDE holds an open (and free!) call for residency applicants once per year. The next call will open August 1st, 2018, to select residents for 2019.




This month we are welcoming Noritaka Minami as our artist-in-residence!

Noritaka Minami is an artist based in Chicago, Illinois.  He graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 2004 with a BA in Art Practice and graduated from University of California, Irvine in 2011 with a MFA in Studio Art.  Minami is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago.  He has also taught at Harvard University, Wellesley College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Irvine.  He is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Durfee Foundation.  In 2015, he published a monograph titled “1972 – Nakagin Capsule Tower” (Kehrer Verlag), which received the 2015 Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany.  Minami’s works are held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.  His forthcoming solo exhibitions include the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University and Kana Kawanishi Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Learn more about Noritaka and his work on the blog!