Taos Travelling Residency
In 2020 The Paseo Project launched the Taos Travelling Artist in Residence Program. This annual opportunity supports sending Taos-based artists on a fully funded residency program to develop their work. For 2020, The Paseo Project is offered a one-month artist residency at the world-renowned Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, Vermont.
The Residency includes room and board, and a studio for developing or completing creative projects that can be presented during the annual PASEO festival. A travel and materials reimbursement is available as well.
Seeing the value of visiting artists to Taos, The Paseo Project wishes to extend the opportunity for a local artist to explore their creativity with a one-month residency. Inspiration can take different forms. While Taos has been home to a number of inspired visiting artists, our community of artists deserve a ‘little perspective’ and dedicated time for exploring their work. Artists are asked to present their work upon returning to Taos. Artists working in all medias will be considered.
The Call is currently closed.
Learn more about the past call here.
2020 Taos Travelling Resident: Nikesha Breeze
Nikesha Breeze is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist. Within a practice of painting, sculpture, installation, film making, and performance art, her work investigates the interrelationality and resilience of the black and queer body in relationship to power, vulnerability, the sacred, and the ancestral. Her work is ritual and process based,
often employing her entire physical body into the action of her work. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she is an American-born African Diaspora descendant of the Mende People of Sierra Leone, and Assyrian American Immigrants from Iran. Her work is deeply seated within stories and histories of marginalized peoples and communities.
She will spend her time in Vermont developing a new solo exhibition centered around the complex human relationship to wound and resilience. The work roughly intersects four main concepts, Ritual, Remembrance, Reparation and Reclamation from an Afro-futurist and Afro-centric perspective. The show will include visual artwork, performance, historical research, and conceptual installations made in her studio practice over the last two and a half years. www.nikeshabreeze.com