Puerto Rican artist Edra Soto winner the Artist in Residence 2017 by Headlands Center for the Arts, California

Edra Soto. “Say Everything,” 2014, installation

California - Headlands Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 49 artists and collaboratives awarded into its renowned Artist in Residence program for 2017, including discipline-specific awards for painting and social practice, as well as five Project Space artists who host open studio hours throughout their stay, and culminate their residency with a completed exhibition. The creative practitioners in this year’s lineup represent 13 countries, 10 states, and a multitude of practices that will come together at Headlands with the direct support of fully sponsored, live-in residencies designed to sustain their artistic processes. Awardees will be onsite for 4–10 week sessions across the course of the year, beginning in May when Headlands’ campus reopens after a six-month construction period for The Commons. All awardees are listed below by discipline.

The Chiaro Award is a fully sponsored residency and 15,000 USD cash prize for an accomplished mid-career painter residing in the United States.

The Chamberlain Award supports artists who display exceptional merit in the discipline of social practice. The Chamberlain Award includes a fully sponsored residency and a 5,000 USD cash prize.
Complete list of 2017 Artists in Residence by discipline 

Karo Akpokiere, Nigeria / Vishal K. Dar, India / Inci Eviner, Turkey / Carl Hazlewood, New York / Julian Hoeber, California / Ellen Lesperance, Oregon—Chiaro Award / Nicolas Mastracchio, Argentina / Simon Morris, New Zealand / Jakub Nepraš, Czech Republic / Will Rogan, California—Project Space / Laura Sanders, Ohio / Lava Thomas, California / Milan Vagač, Slovakia / Alex Yudzon, New York

Edra Soto, Tropicalamerican III, Installation at the Lubeznik Art Center

Interdisciplinary: Indira Allegra, California / Lenka Clayton, Pennsylvania / Phillip Andrew Lewis, Tennessee—Project Space / Gala Porras-Kim, California—Project Space / Edra Soto, Illinois—Project Space

Social Practice: FICTILIS, California—Project Space / Maria Gaspar, Illinois—Chamberlain Award

Writing: Kazim Ali, Ohio / Catina Bacote, North Carolina / Samantha Giles, California / Anu Jindal, New York / Paul LaFarge, New York / Carmen Machado, Pennsylvania / Maaza Mengiste, New York / Anna Moschovakis, New York  / Keenan Norris, California / Caryl Pagel, Ohio / Erin Sheehy, New York

Performance/Dance: Michelle Ellsworth, Colorado / Monique Jenkinson, California / Margaret Kemp, California

Film/Video/New Media: Rosa Barba, Germany / Petra Bauer, Sweden / Luke Fowler, Scotland / Jodie Mack, New Hampshire / Deborah Stratman, Illinois

Music/Sound: Amit Gilutz, Israel / Molly Joyce, New York / Mary Lattimore, Pennsylvania / Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Germany / Voicehandler, California

Architecture/Environment: Commonstudio, California / Cooking Sections, Spain/Germany

Arts Professional: Stefanie Hessler, Sweden / Dominic Willsdon, California

2017 Artist in Residence panelists: Kim Anno, Michael Arcega, Allison Arieff, Gina Basso, Timothy Berry, Marc Capelle, Chandra Cerrito, Janet Collard, Sean Gillane, Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, Jamil Hellu, Jackie Im, Valerie Imus, Rachel Khong, Emily Kuhlmann, Bernie Lubell, Adia Millett, Jon Mooallem, Ceci Moss, Jane Mulfinger, Brontez Purnell, Will Rogan, Stijn Schifflers, Leslie Shows, Juliana Spahr, Michael Trigilio, Francesca Wilmott
Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center located in the Marin Headlands, and is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Headlands’ Artists Programsprovide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange for artists working across disciplines at critical times in their careers.