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BMoCA + Swoon

BMoCA + Swoon International Artists Residency

The BMoCA + Swoon International Artists Residency exists to invite creatives from around the world to explore their practice within the Boulder community. Our goal is to foster the growth of emerging and established artists, musicians, writers, dancers, and other creatives by providing them with the studio space, resources, time, and freedom to take risks and realize expansive works of their imagination. The residency emphasizes the importance of a meaningful and multi-layered exchange of ideas and fosters working relationships with local entities. The result has been an interdisciplinary collaboration between the arts, technology, and sciences in which resident artists work closely with scholars, creatives, and experts at scientific research centers to further their current work or develop new works. Established in 2015, the program has hosted six artists to date. This year as a response to COVID-19, BMoCA + Swoon has decided to celebrate a regional artist and to foster collaboration between our creative communities in Colorado.

BMoCA + Swoon: Sandra De Berduccy

Sandra De Berduccy a new media artist, weaver, specialist in Andean textile techniques and researcher from Bolivia. She has worked for twenty years, producing artworks, exhibitions, texts, and research on traditional textile techniques and processes of the American continent, especially in Andean and pre-Columbian textiles.

BMoCA + Swoon: Senga Nengudi

During her residency, Nengudi explored new ways to work with technology and her art. At the conclusion of her residency, the program offered the public a free virtual artist talk and a free virtual premiere of Wigs-B Suite, the performance/installation Nengudi worked on in Boulder.

In reflecting about her residency and collaboration with Jiffer Harriman of the ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado Boulder, Nengudi says, “It was a germ of an idea that I would like to develop. This was only a two week residency – it took a significant amount of time to figure out the programming. With this introduction though, I’m now willing to incorporate technology in future work that I might do.”

BMoCA is delighted to see her featured in The New York Times right after her residency.

Nengudi is a visual and performance artist and teacher of the arts. Nengudi’s work explores visual arts, dance, body mechanics, and matters of the spirit using a variety of natural and unconventional materials. Her installation and performance work has been featured both internationally and nationally, including at White Cube in London, Galerie Anne De Villepoix in Paris, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Denver Art Museum. In 2019 Nengudi was awarded the CAA Distinguished Feminist Award and the Visual Art Leadership Award for Outstanding Contribution to Colorado’s Arts Community by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Find out more about Senga Nengudi and her work here.

BMoCA + Swoon: Tim Atkins

Tim Atkins has read and performed his work all over North America and Europe, including in the Houses of Parliament (in support of Pussy Riot) and in concert at the Victoria & Albert Museum. His work has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Catalan, French, and Lithuanian. The founder and editor of the long-running international online poetry journal, onedit, Atkins teaches Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton. He has also been a member of the summer faculty at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, and a member of Carla Harryman’s Poets’ Theatre in San Francisco. His current work is the long poem NOTHING CONCLUSIVE HAS YET TAKEN PLACE IN THE WORLD THE ULTIMATE WORD OF THE WORLD AND ABOUT THE WORLD HAS NOT YET BEEN SPOKEN THE WORLD IS OPEN AND FREE EVERYTHING IS STILL IN THE FUTURE AND WILL ALWAYS BE. Excerpts of this poem will be appearing in poetry journals in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada.

BMoCA + Swoon: James Tapscott

In October 2018, BMoCA + Swoon welcomed Australian artist James Tapscott, primarily a land and light artist, whose work explores ideas of phenomenology and our response and understanding of natural phenomena through site-specific installations, sculpture, and photographic projects.

By using often simple materials, Tapscott seeks to create a balance between the artistic process and naturally occurring phenomena. The installations are temporary and site-determined, a collaboration between the artist and the location, and function as a visual conduit between the observer and the environment.

Find out more about James Tapscott and his work here.

BMoCA + Swoon: Amalia Pica

Amalia Pica joined BMoCA + Swoon for the 2017 International Artist Residency. Originally from Argentina, Pica now lives in London, England and has exhibited extensively worldwide. During her residency Pica will continue her research on exploring landscape as a romantic background for images that deal with the desire for political expression and on tools utilized to teach language to great apes during the 60s and 70s in America. More details regarding her scheduled artist talks can be found on the calendar

BMoCA + Swoon: Tomoko Sauvage

The second year of BMoCA + Swoon International Artists Residency brought Japanese musician and sound artist Tomoko Sauvage to Boulder for six weeks beginning in July of 2016. BMoCA + Swoon International Artists Residency provides international creatives with the studio space, resources, time, and freedom to realize expansive works of their imagination. The residency fosters the growth of emerging and established artists, musicians, writers, curators, and other creatives by encouraging them to take risks, experiment, and explore their creativity.

BMoCA + Swoon: Berndnaut Smilde

Meet celebrated Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde was the first artist to visit Boulder through the BMoCA + Swoon International Artist Residency. Smilde hosted an introductory lecture about his work and plans for his Boulder-based art projects.

Find out more about Berndnaut Smilde and his tenure spent with the BMoCA + Swoon Art House International Artist Residency. Highlighted in National Geographic “Picture Stories” Smilde goes into detail about his discoveries during his time in Boulder with BMoCA + Swoon.