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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Awards 2018–19 Artist Residencies

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) announced today the recipients of its 2018–19 Workspace Artist Residencies. The program invites between fifteen and thirty emerging artists, performers, and writers to participate in a nine-month studio residency where they are encouraged to take creative risks, collaborate, and attend weekly talks with curators, gallerists, critics, and other industry professionals.

Among the artists-in-residence are poet and transportation activist Jennifer Bartlett, filmmaker André Daughtry, screenwriter Orlando Tirado Amador, and visual artist Kenneth Pietrobono. “Being offered this experience with LMCC is a feeling of confirmation; encouragement to continue my work and a shared investment in my practice,” Pietrobono said in a statement. “Having never attended a masters program, the LMCC Workspace residency is a great way to do work and research within a community of artists I may not have encountered otherwise. The support and encouragement simply from being in a peer-based environment is transformative and something I plan to carry with me long after we turn in our keys.”

Working with real-estate partners, LMCC adapts and activates temporarily vacant offices downtown to provide emerging artists with studio space each year so that they can experiment and develop their practices. Currently, LMCC’s Workspace artists-in-residence are housed in studios on the fifteenth floor of 101 Greenwich. The space was donated by Cove Property Group and the real-estate development and investment office Bentall Kennedy.

The 2018–19 cohort is as follows: 

Visual Artists

Golnar Adili

André Daughtry

Zac Hacmon

Terrance James

Asif Mian

Kenneth Pietrobono

Zhiyuan Yang



Jennifer Bartlett

Eliza Bent

Keisha Bush

Orlando Tirado Amador


Performing Artists

Jonathan González

Ying Liu