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Adrianne Wortzel and Catie Cuan Awarded Robotics Residency

Posted by the Residency Team
Thursday, 26 April 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Mechanical & Movement: Robotics residency has been jointly awarded to two artists, Adrianne Wortzel and Catie Cuan.

Adrianne Wortzel and Catie Cuan

The ThoughtWorks Arts team made their final decisions on April 16th in collaboration with input from jurors at Baltan Labs in Eindhoven, Netherlands and the Consortium For Research and Robotics hosted by Pratt Institute at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

ThoughtWorks Arts Exhibition at SPRING/BREAK for Armory Week 2018

Posted by the Residency Team
Monday, 9 April 2018

The work of ThoughtWorks Arts artists were exhibited together at the closely-watched SPRING/BREAK Art Show in March 2018. The exhibition took place at 4 Times Square as part of New York’s Armory Week.

The exhibition space just prior to opening
The exhibition space just prior to opening

The exhibition, sponsored by the media art center Harvestworks, was comprised of works incubated by ThoughtWorks Arts programs over the last four years. This includes work from Art-A-Hack and the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency, and by the directors of these programs, Andrew McWilliams and Ellen Pearlman, who are also practicing artists.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning show at Fridman Gallery

Ellen Pearlman
Posted by Ellen Pearlman
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

On August 2, 2017 Heather Dewey-Hagborg in conjunction with Chelsea Manning had a show “A Becoming Resemblance” at Fridman Gallery in New York.

Suppressed Images (2017), Shoili Kanungo, Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Suppressed Images (2017), Shoili Kanungo, Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Included in the exhibit was the piece Heather had created during her ThoughtWorks Arts Residency, the graphic short story Suppressed Images, developed with illustrator Shoili Kanungo.

Welcoming Karen Palmer to the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency

Posted by the Residency Team
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

We are delighted to welcome our latest art resident Karen Palmer to ThoughtWorks. Karen joins us for the fall 2017 season to work on a project looking at Artificial Intelligence, facial recognition and storytelling.

Karen Palmer and Heather Dewey-Hagborg at the opening of ‘A Becoming Resemblance’ in August 2017
Karen Palmer and Heather Dewey-Hagborg at the opening of ‘A Becoming Resemblance’ in August 2017

Karen came to New York a little early and was able to attend the opening of previous resident Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s opening at Fridman Gallery last month.

Presenting Our Art & Technology Projects at TEDxVilnius

Andrew McWilliams
Posted by Andrew McWilliams
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

I was pleased to be asked to present our work at a recent TEDx event in Lithuania. The video has just been posted online.

My talk looks at how technology can be used as an artistic medium to explore the future. It covers topics of trans-humanism and cyborgism, genetic privacy, brain surveillance and climate change.