Movement Research Announces Current Artists-in-Residence

2 min readNov 24, 2021


NY, NY, November 24th, 2021

Between 1988–89, Movement Research launched their renowned Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists. The program, which provides artists with resources for artistic research and professional development with a focus on creative process and practice, has been running uninterruptedly for more than 30 (thirty) years supporting more than 200 (two hundred) artists.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to continue rethinking and transforming the existing structures around art making, but most importantly, about human relationships within artistic networks.

Art making is not separate from living.

What kind of communities are we building? What are the belief systems that inform these relationships? How do we uplift artists and their right for uncensored artistic expression, but also their right to live with dignity -access to shelter, food, safety, and economic well being-?

With these questions in the forefront, Movement Research celebrates 30 years of dedication to create process based artistic opportunities and announces the current Artists-in-Residence.

Nana Chinara
Anh Vo
J. Bouey
Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson
Marielys “Lely” Burgos
Z Tye Richardson
Christopher Unpezverde Núñez
gorno (Glenn Potter-Takata)
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith

Collage of Artists-in-Residence. Top images from left to right: Nana smiling and wearing bright colors, Anh Vo wearing a tunic arms raised, Christopher Unpezverde entantled in casette tape, Z Tye performing outdoors with a tunic. Bottomo images from left to right: J. Bouey on a NYC rooftop arms crossed in front of the chest, Shantelle squatting, Marielys ”Lely” with the open sky and ocean as background, gorno wearing a Japanese fireman’s coat and Molly and Eleanor dancing on concrete floor.

These artists have access to free studio space, receive financial support to further their investigations, and share work-in-process as part of the Movement Research at the Judson Church series.

The Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program is funded, in part, by the Jerome Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation; the Davis/Dauray Family Fund; the Harkness Foundation for Dance; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.




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