Visual Arts Thematic Residency: Rewilding the Body Eclectic

Zachari Logan, Levitate/Fall No. 1, 2019. Pastel on black paper, 56 x 88 inches

New Program Open for Application

Explore figuration and representations of the body and the possibilities that lie within with internationally recognized artist Zachari Logan and curator Siddhartha V. Shah.

Visual Arts Thematic Residency: Rewilding the Body Eclectic
In-person program
November 14 – December 14, 2023
Application deadline: August 2, 2023

Previously considered antiquated, in recent years figuration has positioned itself at the forefront of contemporary art. Artists interested in feminism, queer theory, and issues surrounding race and disability have challenged historical notions of representation of the human body, returning a lens of criticality to the subject rarely seen before. From sculpture to painting to photography, figuration has the potential to communicate the complexities of gender, sexuality, class, and identity, as well as humans’ relationship to the natural environment and society at large.

Led by Zachari Logan, a renowned Canadian artist working across several mediums exploring issues of embodiment, selfhood, and queer representations of the body, and guest faculty, Siddhartha V. Shah, Director of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, with support of Banff Centre Visual Arts staff, Rewilding the Body Eclectic welcomes visual artists working in all mediums to embark on a journey of discovery and imagination over five weeks at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Through self-directed creative practice, research, and discussion, artists in this residency will explore representations of the body and the possibilities that lie within for interpreting and understanding ourselves, each other, and the world.

Open to visual artists working in all mediums, Visual Arts Thematic Residency – Rewilding the Body Eclectic is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, critical feedback, and mentorship for visual artists at all stages of their careers.

As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of artists committed to developing and expanding their self-directed practice.

The residency experience is supported with lectures, workshops, and individual studio visits with faculty as well as dialogue amongst peers.

Artists have access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance.

This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups of no more than two are welcome to apply.

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

*Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs.

Please visit the program page for more information and to apply.

About Visual Arts Programs at Banff Centre

Visual Arts at Banff Centre offers exceptional programs for professional artists, curators, art critics, and researchers. Visual Arts also supports, develops, and presents contemporary art through the Walter Phillips Gallery.

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