From Artist In Residence

sidony o’neal

sidony o'neal

August 2016 - present

sidony o'neal is a writer, performance artist, and dramaturg based in Portland, OR. Her work is interdisciplinary— often synthesizing text, textiles, movement, installation, as well as sound and olfactory components. sidony has presented work in North America and West Africa. She has performed as a member of DEAD THOROUGHBRED, future death agency, and DELICTO. Her writing has appeared in Passages North, BATHHOUSE, and SPOOK among others. She is the translator of Prognosis: Descarga Poetica Decolonial (Quilomboarte 2014) and author of f a c e bowl (THE MINI CHAPBOOK PRESS 2013). sidony has held a Literary In(ter)ventions residency at the Banff Centre, Canada and was the co-recipient of two 2015 PICA Precipice Fund grants. In June 2016 she participated in a residency at Arteles Creative Center in Finland.

Ayako Kataoka

Ayako Kataoka

August 2016 - present

Ayako Kataoka is an artist originally from Tokyo. She works in sound art, installation, and dance. Her projects often focus on the realm of resonance, sound spatialisation and site ambiance; aesthetics and rituals in modern culture; and semiotics of movement improvisation. Her work has been exhibited, performed, and screened nationally and internationally at venues such as; Electrogals (PDX), High Zero (Baltimore), Opensignal (Providence), San Francisco International Arts Festival (SF), The Stone (NYC), Nowhere Festival (PHI) and Tokyo International Dance Video Festival (JP). Kataoka holds an MFA from Mills College, Oakland, CA, and is a recipient of the Frog Peak Prize.

Russell E. L. Butler

Russell E. L. Butler

September 2016

Russell Butler is an experimental artist and DJ based in Oakland, California. Originally from Bermuda, Russell has developed a process of improvisation that draws from a rich cultural of history rooted in their island and the black, queer diaspora.

Camae Ayewa

Camae Ayewa

September 2016

Camae Ayewa is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. A musician performing under the name Moor Mother Goddess, she has toured in Europe and the U.S., and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, and Claudia Rankine. A soundscape artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, and Everson Museum of Art, Camae is also a singer in punk band The Mighty Paradocs.

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

July 2016

Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten exploded on the Scandinavian avant-garde jazz scene in the mid-90s. By 2014, after his move to the US in 2006, he has become one of the hardest working bassists in jazz, constantly touring the globe and having appeared on more than 150 albums both as a sideman and as a leader.