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Summer 2022 International Artists-In-Residence: Welcome Dinner
Join us in welcoming our Summer 2022 Resident Artists!
During this talk, you’ll learn about the artists’ careers. Artpace will provide a light meal on this casual evening of food, friends, and the future as we talk to the new residents about their practice. Doors will open at 6 pm, and presentations begin at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
About the artists
Hellen Ascoli is a weaver, a word that encompasses art, craft, pedagogy, and transition. To move differently can make us think and feel different. Using the back-strap loom, Ascoli extends her body into the tool – a material – and connects to the site, listening to its embedded and embodied knowledge. Through situating herself within this specific knowledge production and transmission of the back-strap loom, Ascoli creates open works that engage sensation, memory, and poetry.
Jonesy is an artist and filmmaker working in Los Angeles. Jonesy’s work is populated by queer collaborators of various ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and body types. His work forefronts the expressive language of inclusion, power, belonging, and representation among subcultures, including the queer community he is a part of. His installation at Artpace in San Antonio in 2022 will create a cruisy space of connection, experimentation, and intimacy where queer play is forceful and unruly.
A native of Ethiopia, Betelhem Makonnen lives and works in Austin, TX. Her work researches perception, presence, and place within a trans-temporal and trans-locative topology that operates on the relational dynamics of African diasporic consciousness. The artist states, “With unfixed and many-ed points of departure, I use strategies of (re)combinations and (re)configurations to activate in-between spaces existing in paradoxes, feedback loops, and sites of connection. My ultimate interest is to unsettle time and space beyond reductive sensorial logics into fugitive perceptual experiences.”