ARCAthens announces the awarding of its Fall 2019 Residency Fellowships to artist Tomashi Jackson and curator Miranda Lash. For six weeks, from October 1 through November 15, the ARCAthens Fellows will be in residence at Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture (ATOPOS cvc), located in the heart of the arts district of the Metaxourgeio area of Athens.

Key features of the second residency session:

ARCAthens focused and dynamic Outreach Program will provide our Fellows and the Athenian community the elective opportunity to connect through scheduled studio visits, institutional tours, and discussion groups. Additional outreach with the Athenian community will be cultivated through events and introductions.

At the end of the program, the Fellows will participate in a panel discussion focusing on their work and experience.


Tomashi Jackson is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses the formal properties of color perception as an aesthetic strategy to investigate the value of human life in public space. Jackson was born in Houston,Texas in 1980 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 2016; earned her Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2012; and her BFA from Cooper Union in 2010. Her work
is included in the Whitney Biennial 2019, New York, and in Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans as well as in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Jackson is a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and she will have a
solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York during the summer of 2020.


Miranda Lash is the curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum and a board member for the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her recent exhibitions at the Speed include Yinka Shonibare: The American Library (co-curated with Alice Gray Stites), Keltie Ferris:*O*P*E*N*, and BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER (co-curated with Dean Otto). Her 2017 exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, co-organized with Trevor Schoonmaker, garnered praise from sources including The New York Times, Hyperallergic, and NPR. Lash was recently a member of the Artistic
Director’s Council for the international triennial Prospect.4 in New Orleans (2017-2018).
From 2008 to 2014, Lash was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. There she curated over twenty exhibitions, including the large-scale traveling retrospective exhibition Mel Chin: Rematch and the exhibitions Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms; Katie Holten: Drawn to the Edge; Swoon: Thalassa; Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark, Dark to Light; and Parallel Universe: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park. Lash also presented several artists’ first solo museum exhibitions in the United States including the Venice Biennale Silver Lion awardee Camille Henrot in Camille Henrot: Cities of Ys and the British artist Marcus Coates in Marcus Coates: Animal Instincts.
Lash’s essays have been published in the Harvard journal Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, the anthology Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Art, New American Paintings, and The Oxford American. Lash has been a Clark Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a consultant for Creative Capital, and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Residency Programme since: 2018
Description of Organisation:

ARCAthens, Artist Residency Center Athens, is a New York 501(c)(3) whose mission is to bring international artists to Athens, Greece, through a fully supported program, in order to support the creation of art, as well as build cultural bridges and cross-polinate ideas and experiences through a dynamic outreach program.

The residency program of ARCAthens is designed to support each selected fellow resident for a duration of three months in Athens covering housing, food, and transportation costs. The program is organized into three sessions per year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. For each session, four fellows (three artists and one curator) will be selected to participate. At the end of each annual cycle, a total of twelve fellows will have completed the residency program.

During their residencies in Athens, participating fellows will have opportunities to meet and interact with Athenian artists, curators, dealers, and collectors. In addition, ARCAthens will arrange a program of exhibitions, lectures and community events, further encouraging the cross-pollination between artists and communities.

We are planning to accept applications in 2020. As soon as we know, we will announce in our newsletter. To stay informed, please sign up.

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Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Internet
  • Meals
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Networking
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes. Through the ARCAthens Residency, artists and curators are provided with the time, space, and access that allow an immersive experience as they live and create in Athens.
    Application process: Invitational
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Urban
    Street & Number: Salaminos 72
    Postal Code: 10435
    City: Athens
    Salaminos 72
    Athens 10435 GRC
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