221A is pleased to announce the selection of Tarin Hughes (Saskatoon), Robin Lynch (NYC) and three-person collective Andrew Berardini (LA), Martha Kirszenbaum (LA/Paris) and Jesse McKee (Vancouver) as the 2015-16 Curatorial Residents. This years residents will work collectively with Brian McBay, Director of 221A to advance the organization’s mandate to explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary society.
Started in 2010, 221A’s curatorial residency program invites 2–6 practicing artists, designers, architects, academics and/or curators, including curatorial collectives, who each produce a curatorial project within a preliminary budget of $8,000-$14,000. Projects may take the form of exhibitions, publications or talks that are configured for public reception. The residency format supports the flexibility and diversity of external practitioners while having a formative effect on 221A’s institutional and artistic logic.