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UA International Residency

UAR is more than just an art residency program – it’s a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about contemporary visual arts. Located in the most exciting area of Brooklyn*, our program offers a unique opportunity to connect with the city’s vibrant art scene and other creative individuals.

Uncool Artist has been providing an exclusive international art residency program for visual artists since 2018. The program offers an array of extraordinary activities, connections with eminent professionals, and studio spaces in the lively borough of Brooklyn. As a welcoming community, Uncool Artist provides strong links with skilled and benevolent mentors, curators, critics, and gallerists. We offer a distinctive environment for artists to delve deep into their practices, explore unique opportunities to showcase their creations, present meaningful projects, and build a sustainable career in the arts.

*UA Residency space is located in Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard: 141 Flushing Ave, AKA Building 77, Unit #1324A, Brooklyn, NY, 11205.

 

 Our goal is to deliver exceptional connections and opportunities in contemporary visual arts through a variety of programs.

Remaining Slots for Summer /Fall 2024

Applications Deadline: Apr 7 (SUN), 2024, at 11:59 pm (ET)
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2024 RESIDENTS

2024 WINTER/SPRING RESIDENTS

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Vanessa Lam

Canada

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Erika Choe

U.S.

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Amy Deal

U.S.

Ai Huang
Ai Huang

Japan

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Alejandro Macias

U.S.

Esther Bonder
Esther Bonder

Brazil

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Bel Andrade

Canada

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Borja Colom Bofarull

Spain

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Melissa Sclafani

U.S.

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Yuk Tsang Ng

Hong Kong

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Kiwoun Shin

South Korea

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Kate Greenberg

U.S.

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Brenda Sabbagh

Argentina

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Jay Lee

South Korea

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Forrest Wilson

U.S.

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Sarah Beilenson

U.S.

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Piotr Urbaniec

Netherlands/Poland

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Sangho Han

U.S.

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Marta Monteiro

Brazil

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Luana Maria Seu

Romania

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Lauren Grudzien

U.S.

UPCOMING 2024 SUMMER/FALL RESIDENTS

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Resident Country
Jason Lam Hong Kong
Llewellyn Skye Quabba Australia
Ana-Julia Vilela Brazil
Yinna Higuera Colombia, Ecuador
Anika Kowalik U.S.
Paulo Assuncao Brazil, Netherlands
Kaio Wu Hiu Nam Hong Kong
Sigrid Luitsalu Estonia
Mikaela Montenegro Ecuador
Peilian Li Switzerland
Sae Jung Oh U.S.
McKinna Anderson U.S.
Narayan Marin Philippines
Wilson Orellana Ecuador
Simla Iceli Italy, Turkey
Sining Zhu U.S., China
Rheanne Jane Winstanley Philippines

2023 RESIDENTS

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Amelia Roman

France

W E L C O M E R E S I D E N T S - 24
Edson Pavoni

Brazil

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Tallulah Hutson

U.K.

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Thiago Noronha

Brazil

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Steven L. Anderson

U.S.

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Sun-ho Lee

U.S.

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Jerónimo Albornoz

Equador

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Mingyue (Luna) Chen

U.S.

W E L C O M E R E S I D E N T S - 17
Se young Yim

U.S.

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Sarah Beilenson

U.S.

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Frank Martinez

Cuba

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Sangho Han

U.S.

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James Horner

U.S.

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Alessandro Telles

Brazil

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Charles Tupper

U.S.

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Stefania Urist

U.S.

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Danijela Nedeljkovic

Serbia

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Luiza Reginatto

Brazil

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Jinseok Choi

U.S.

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Eulàlia Comas

U.S.

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Soobin Jeon

U.S.

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G Imaginations

U.S.

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Dominique Labaki

U.S.

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Trevor Nathan

U.S.

2022 RESIDENTS

Danny Starr

U.S.

Erica Iassuda

Brazil

Danielle Cukierman

Brazil

Sika Foyer

U.S.

Mark Engel

U.S.

Flavia Fabiana

Brazil

Debora Rayel Eva

Brazil

Rodrigo Pimenta

Brazil

Mariana Guardani

Brazil

Cristina Canepa

Brazil

Gabriela Cardozo

Brazil

Beatriz Chachamovits

U.S.

Thiago Boecan

Brazil

Gela Borges

U.S.

Kayla Gomez

U.S.

Mashael Alsaie

Bahrain and UAE

Daniel Albuquerque

Brazil

Kellen Grissom

U.S.

Gloria An

China

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“It was my first residency in this beautiful space with an intense interaction full of daily exchanges with other artists and curators with different and instrumental observations about my work. The experience was a watershed moment that changed my outlook on the way of looking at my practice.” – Thiago Boecan

“The Uncool Artist in Residency was very important for me cause I could live my work intensively! NYC is so full of references, a great place to see what’s happening and what happened. Excellent museums and galleries! I am in love with Brooklyn; I had a great time there. I am bringing with me a significant “baggage.” Thanks, Uncool Artist!” – Dani Cukierman

“The Uncool Artist in Residency was an amazing experience! It was very refreshing sharing a space with other accomplished artists and letting our ideas flow with one another. Carolina was very good at bringing in curators and other artists in the city to visit the studio so we could all discuss our journeys as artists and where the art world is today. Highly recommend this to any serious artists looking to boost their work and experience!” – Danny Starr

2018 RESIDENT: Lara Perl

Uncool Artist Residency was a watershed in my work.

I got to know the visual arts scene in New York, occupy a studio in Brooklyn, and receive curators who contributed a lot with their views on my process. I visited exhibitions, museums, met artists from different countries, established exchanges and connections, and got to know and experience the city intensely. It was a period of experimentation, freedom, and growth, which till today reverberates and unfolds in other creative paths.

Lara Perl

APPLICATIONS for EXTRA SUMMER/FALL 2024 SLOTS are OPEN!

Apply for Extra Call for UA Residency Program 2024 of in-person studio-based residency experiences in Brooklyn, NY.
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Thoughtfully curated shows
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A complete and intense online network of resources and connections for more than one year of access.

Applications Deadline: Apr 7 (SUN), 2024, at 11:59 pm (ET)

NO APPLICATION FEE
Limited Remaining Slots!
2024

APPLICATIONS are Closed!

Next call by April 2024
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Testimonial Bobbi

Uncool Artist and my participation in the ILAP community have pushed me to work on projects and ideas which have long been spinning in my head. I'm excited about the new work I am producing and the fully rounded experience of sharing my thoughts, researching, and communicating within a nurturing environment. I feel challenged and supported. I'm following the mission "just DO"!

Bobbi Meier | Chicago, US
Testimonial Douglas

Being part of ILAP was extremely important in my path as an emerging artist. Within Uncool Artist, I met artists from different places and different approaches and moments in their careers. The exchanges with these people continue to help me tread a place in the universe of contemporary art.
Understanding how to do an artistic project, the assembly of different categories of portfolios, and the critical monitoring offered by Uncool Artist, were things that helped me to understand how exhibition and market circuits work. Uncool Artist is an international community concerned to support its participants, always with a critical and considerate eye.

Douglas Ferreiro | Brasilia, Brazil
Testimonial Dainy

Uncool has been a tremendous opportunity and challenge to take my practice to the next level.
I have found a great community of artists that has allowed me to know better the creative artistic process, which is indispensable as a curator. It is an invaluable opportunity to hear from accomplished artists, curators, art fairs, and museums directors first-hand and in an intimate conversation setting.
All of this, topped with the synergy of a group of individuals working towards the common goal of being better art professionals, is what makes all the time, money, and efforts invested pay off!

Dainy Tapia | Miami, US
Testimonial Marisa Opportunities

Uncool Artist pushes me to go out of my comfort zone. It helps me understand that opportunities are out there, and I must be ready in all senses and see that I can create the chance I'm looking for. Understand the audience, be involved with the audience, storytelling, project my whole year... It is difficult to explain Uncool Artist in a few words because it is a whole new thing.

Marisa Bernotti | Dolores, Uruguay
Testimonial Rodrigo

Uncool Artist has been an inspiring space with a hands-on approach to learning (by doing) that has been instrumental in my recent realizations as an artist.

Rodrigo Pimenta | São Paulo, Brazil
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