ArtsEverywhere is connected with several initiatives and practices that focus on the role of reimagined pedagogy and policy in institutional reform and the formation of new and autonomous constituencies. Partnerships are an essential aspect of this.

Artistic Practice

Stand By Your Dickhead

Niki Singleton, New York City 

Set in the 50’s, the framed print I found in a trash pile outside my apartment depicted a surfer in swim shorts holding a ridiculously gigantic surfboard, with two women in bikinis standing beside him like obedient Eves. I showed...

Artist (Residency) and the City

Livia Alexander, New York City 
Nat Muller, Amsterdam 
Harutyun Alpetyan, Yerevan 
Francesca Fiore, New York/Bethel 
Jakub Szczęsny, Warsaw 
Lyno Vuth, Phnom Penh 
Azu Nwagbogu, Lagos 
Vibha Galhotra, Delhi 
Kira Simon-Kennedy, New York City 
Anat Litwin, New York/Berlin/Jerusalem/Saitama 

This roundtable was inspired by a day-long symposium organized by Residency Unlimited entitled Embedded, Embedding: Artist Residencies, Urban Placemaking and Social Practice. To watch Jane Philbrick’s presentation at the event, please visit Residency Unlimited’s website.

From Taxes to Yemen

Niki Singleton, New York City 

This piece was drawn out of the utter frustration I’ve felt over the last two years, while watching Yemen continue to degrade into a famine-stricken, disease-ridden country. A quarter of Yemen’s population, seven million people, are on the brink of...

ArtsEverywhere launches Online Artist Residency with Mavi Veloso’s #iwannamakerevolution

Mavi Veloso, Brazil/Amsterdam In May 2017 launched its first Online Residency with Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso. In collaboration with several other bichas and artists, she will reveal, reflect, confuse, and articulate her ongoing project #iwannamakerevolution, which focuses on transitioning voice techniques / voice feminization...


On Pedagogical Turns and the Use of Time

Nikos Doulos, Amsterdam 
Gian Spina, Athens 

I can think. I can wait. I can fast. Hermann Hesse, Siddartha In recent years we have seen a strong increase in the construction of schools as art projects or as new propositions of producing knowledge. Curators and artists present...

Performing the Struggle: Chapter Three
Scars, Giant Face, Ferocious Breakdance, and Other Learning Props to Perform the Struggle: A Play as Remembered by a Participant

N.O. aka Aliosha Pantalone, St. Petersburg 

This is chapter three of three. For the first chapter in the series, please click here. For the second chapter in the series, please click here. Cast: Abimbola (Abimbola Odugbesan) Nigerian freedom fighter, dedicates most of his time to self-organized...

Performing the Struggle: Chapter Two
Away from Home in Lecce

Christina Thomopoulos, Athens 

This is chapter two of three. For the first chapter in the series, please click here. For the third chapter in the series, please click here. Foreign Postcards: A Series of Rituals around Language, Memory, and Music When was the first...

Performing the Struggle: Chapter One

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City & Lecce, Italy 

Just as the way we perform changes, so should our sense of “voice.” In our everyday lives we speak differently to diverse audiences. We communicate best by choosing that way of speaking that is informed by the particularity and uniqueness...


Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, São Paulo 

Bodies that listen, dance, resist, manifest and become visible in our contemporary city. Bodies that dance the sounds of funk music, rap, samba, voguing, waacking, among other sonic styles of contestation, resistance and struggle. Through talks, dinners, experiences and exchanges,...

Artist Safety / Safe Haven Hosting

Diana Ramarohetra, Cape Town 
Fatemeh Ekhtesari, Lillehammer 
Laurence Cuny, Dieulefit & Valencia 
Nforchu Mabelle Ngum, Yaounde 
Sebastien Sanz Santamaria, New York City 
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, Norway 
David Maggs, Woody Point, Newfoundland 
Małgorzata Różańska, Krakow 
Julie Trébault, New York City 
Khaled Barakeh, Berlin 
Abazar Hamid, Harstad 
Basma El Husseiny, Beirut 
Manojna Yeluri, Hyderabad 
Ashley Tucker, New York City 
Ivor Stodolsky & Marita Muukkonen, Helsinki & Berlin 

This roundtable is the second in a series of roundtables convened by Residency Unlimited. To read the responses to the first question, click here.

Tarcísio’s Bar

Adler Murada, São Paulo / Bruxelles 

How was I to experiment, artistically, with such a unique location? The residency did not have any fixed format or studio space, discarding then traditional demands of art production. So how would I produce an artistic process based entirely on...


Michelle Mattiuzzi, Salvador 

Nudity is a decolonizing projectile bullet for radicalized bodies that are marked by difference. It is violent; it is performance; it is activism; it is contradictory; it is indestructible. Therefore, nudity that is assembled through improvised environmental sound, along with...

Policy Change

All Walls are Temporary

Maya Singhal, New York City 

The wall on the U.S.-Mexico border existed long before Donald Trump promised to build it. As early as 1848, following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed by the U.S. and Mexico, fences were constructed along the border to designate territory,...

Reclaiming Cartography, Photography, and Colonial Imagery

Kristine Jordan, New York 

Fifty-eight years ago, the Malagasy Republic was declared an autonomous state within an association of countries known as the French Community. Much like other nations that fought for independence well into the second half of the 20th century, elements of...

Haawiyat: A Syrian Comic for Syrian Children

Monica Rodriguez, New York City 

After fleeing Syria, a nation badly bloodied by civil war, refugees are finding themselves trapped in migratory limbo for long stretches of time as they await placement in foreign, and often unwelcoming, lands. Of the staggering 4.9 million displaced Syrians...

The Emerging Indie Music Industry in Saudi Arabia

Melody Chan, New York City 

During his performance for a group of students in New York in April, Saudi musician Diya Azzony prompted the audience to ask him questions about anything from his musical technique to his life story to his politics. This open exchange...