The LATITUDE Residency program brings 8-10 artists into the lab annually to develop and produce their projects free of charge while receiving guidance, training and support from staff and volunteers. Artists gain access to the LATITUDE community through their day-to-day interactions, studio visits, and staff supported development of a piece of free public programming. 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 users 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.
CURRENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
This month LATITUDE welcomes Alejandro T. Acierto as our Artist in Residence for the month of March!
Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician whose work is largely informed by the breath, the voice, and the processes that enable them. He has held solo exhibitions of his work at Roman Susan, SUB-MISSION, Corner, and HUME in Chicago, Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, and performed solo projects at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Issue Project Room in New York, MCA Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Defibrillator, and Center for New Music and Technology in Berkeley.
He has upcoming solo projects at Box Gallery and Boundary in Chicago, and performance works at the KANEKO in Omaha and as part of the Generator Series and at the Resonant Bodies Chicago Festival. Acierto has also held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, VCCA, Banff Centre, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago Artists' Coalition and was an FT/FN/FG Consortium Fellow and a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center. A 3Arts Awardee, he received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, an MM from Manhattan School of Music, an MFA in New Media Arts from University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is an Artist in Residence for Creative Practice in Critical Race Studies at Michigan State University.
Get to know more about Alejandro and his practice through his Q&A with LATITUDE.