With great pleasure, CEC ArtsLink welcomes the 2021 Back Apartment Residency Fellows. Along with our 2020 Back Apartment Residency Fellows, these five US artists and curators will participate in 2-4 week residencies in St. Petersburg as soon as international travel to Russia becomes feasible. We look forward to supporting their innovative and exciting plans for collaboration and exchange with the St. Petersburg arts community.
Ericka Beckman is an artist and filmmaker, living and working in New York and Boston. She is known for her experimental films and film installations that use performance, sound and animation to deal with capitalism, game structures, architecture and feminism.
Her work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; The Walker Art Center; The Broad Museum; The High Museum; The Zabludowicz Collection; Le Centre de Georges Pompidou; The British Film Institute; MAMCO, Geneva Switzerland; Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland; The Collection of Peter and Jill Kraus; the Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern and Anthology Film Archives.
Nova is Executive Director of Triangle Arts Association, an artist residency founded in New York in 1982 which hosts year-round residencies for local and international artists and curators, and has expanded to a worldwide network of more than forty members. She was previously a curator at The Drawing Center in New York City, where she co-directed Open Sessions, a two-year residency/exhibition hybrid program organized with local, national, and international artists, supporting drawing practices in relation to film, architecture, sculpture, music, and other fields. An alumna of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, she also holds a B.A. from McGill University, Montreal.
Kristen Mills is a visual artist whose work engages a variety of strategies: video, installation, comedic performances, and collaborative engagements in an ongoing investigation in how one navigates the world. Her work can be read as silly or heavy-handed, while subverting issues such as gender, identity, privilege, and classism. In 2017, Mills gained her first museum show at the Delaware Contemporary. In 2018, she began a residency/staff-artist position at Vermont Studio Center where she is now employed as their Visual Arts Program Manager. Her most recent show was a solo exhibition at OyG Projects, in New York City.
Jeanine Oleson is an interdisciplinary artist working with images, materiality and language, which she forms into complex and humorous objects, images, videos and performances. She is particularly interested in looking at material effects of power through a queer and feminist lens. Oleson has shown her work extensively including the Cubitt Gallery (London), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Commonwealth & Council (Los Angeles), SculptureCenter (New York) Coreana Museum (Seoul), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta), and New Museum (New York). She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Mo Scarpelli is a director and cinematographer of mostly-non-fiction cinema. Her films linger on the rupture of identity by exterior circumstances; the cold violence inflicted on the individual by changing landscapes; and the myriad contradictions a human must inhabit to survive the world, as well as survive themselves. Scarpelli’s films have been exhibited at the Berlinale International Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Film Society of Lincoln Center, IDFA, BFI London Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival, at Olafur Eliasson’s Studios in Berlin, among other venues, as well as on television broadcast with ARTE and ZDF