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FAR & Away

Creative collaborations have always been an integral part of FAR’s mission. The FAR & Away series is a new approach to working with guest artists and scholars. Over the course of the school year four residents will be commissioned to spend a week working at FAR. The resident has the opportunity to seek interdisciplinary partners from across the university who share research interests. By triangulating the collaboration between the FAR & Away Resident, FSU scholars, and FAR artists, the stage will be set for creative conversations that lead to unexpected output.

FAR & Away Residents will be featured in a public Research Night that could take the form of a discussion, lecture, demonstration, or performance. Interactions between the resident and FSU College of Fine Arts students and faculty will range from conversations to hands-on participation.

Stay tuned for a podcast documenting the visit.

FAR & Away Residents 2019/2020

Liat Berdugo
Residency Dates: November 3-6
Public Event: November 5 @ 7PM

Liat Berdugo is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, CA. Berdugo holds a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Brown University, an M.F.A. in digital + media from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently an assistant professor of Art and Architecture at the University of San Francisco. Her work strives to create an expanded, thoughtful consideration for new media and digital culture. She is the co-founder of World Wide West, co-founder of the Living Room Light Exchange, and Net Art and Special Programs Curator for Israel’s Print Screen Festival. Current research projects include a series of works that interrogate citizen video archives in zones of conflict.

Sam Van Aken
Residency Dates: December 8-11
Public Event: December 10 @ 7PM

Sam Van Aken is a contemporary artist and Associate Professor of sculpture at Syracuse University who works beyond traditional modes of art making, crossing artistic genres and disciplines to develop new perspectives on such themes as communication, botany, agriculture, climatology, and the ever-increasing impact of technology. Employing “anti-structures and unknowing as generative processes”, Van Aken’s interventions in the natural and public realm are seen as metaphors that serve as the basis of narrative, sites of place making, and in some cases even become the basis of scientific research.

FAR & Away Residents 2018/2019

Monica Martinez
Residency Dates: September 18-22
Public Event: September 19 @ 7PM

Monica is a native of Mexico City, receiving her MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. Monica is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony as well as Sculpture Space in New York and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, most recently at the New Positions program at Art Cologne in Germany and the Museo de Arte Querétaro in México. Her work has been featured on NOVA, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, PRI’s The World and the United Nations FAO report on Food Security. Monica resides in San Francisco, California where she is an adjunct professor at the Califonia College of the Arts and an active advocate for creating sustainable food systems.

Carole Garmon
Residency Dates: October 29- November 2
Public Event: November 1 @ 7PM

Carole Garmon holds an M.F.A. and a B.F.A. in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught at the University of Mary Washington since 1998 and is a recipient of UMW’s Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award. Garmon’s research acknowledgements include the accessioning of select images and research materials on Rembrandt into the Rijksmuseum Research Library in Amsterdam, Holland, and participating in a BBC Two documentary on Rembrandt’s painting, The Night Watch. The segment is part of the larger series, The Private Life of a Masterpiece. She was one of two Americans chosen to participate in the international exhibition, Inspired By Rembrandt, commemorating Rembrandt’s 400th birthday. In addition to numerous private collections, her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including Washington, D.C., New York, New York, Lima, Peru, Berlin, Germany and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Chris Kardambikis
Residency Dates: February 19-24
Public Event: February 21 @ 7PM

Christopher Kardambikis explores space, process, and form through books, printmaking, and drawing. He has co-founded three artist book and zine projects: Encyclopedia Destructica in Pittsburgh, Gravity and Trajectory in San Diego, and 90 Proof Press in Los Angeles. Christopher has been an artist-in-residence at The Wassaic Project, Crosstown Arts, Pioneer Works, The Art Students League, The Millay Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center.  He received his BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Christopher is the host of Paper Cuts, a podcast that documents the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. In the fall of 2016, Christopher joined the faculty at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Navigation Press.

Olivia Valentine
Residency Dates: April 1-5
Public Event: April 4 @ 7PM

Olivia Valentine is an interdisciplinary visual artist working primarily in textile construction, creating architectural scale textile installations and collaborative projects that span a variety of media and disciplines. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Turkey and the Brandford/Elliott Award for Excellence in Fiber Arts and has exhibited her work internationally. Olivia received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture at Iowa State University.