We are very excited to announce that, for the month of March, Flood’s Hall is opening itself up as a collaborative studio residency for five artists. Stay tuned for an exhibit of their work at the end of the month!
This residency was organized by Flood’s Hall’s Community Coordinator, Mariel Martinez, and our Operations Manager/Co-founder, Natalie Wright.
Anisa Olufemi is a curator, writer, and multidisciplinary artist of Afro-Trinidadian and Black American descent. A particular focus on the hybridized cultural productions of the African Diaspora is essential to her work. Olufemi's curatorial and studio practices are both deeply rooted in the study of post-colonial theory, Black queer aesthetics, communal healing, and transnational oral histories.
Instagram: @anisaolufemi // Website: http://olufem.me
Sasha Tycko, a.k.a. Sasha No Disco [they/them], is a DJ, sound artist, and writer, and resides in Hyde Park. Lately, they've been working with field recording and questions around environment, place, and ethnographic practice.
Instagram: @t_cko // Website: www.sashatycko.net
Tarnynon (Ty-yuh-nuh) Onumonu is a published poet and performing artist from the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the Southeast side of Chicago. In 2017, she took 2nd place in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards and represented Chicago on the Lethal Poetry Team at the 2018 National Poetry Slam. Aside from her writing, she consistently chooses to work in spaces in service to others.
Intagram/Twitter: @tyyuhnuh // https://southsideweekly.com/free-range-lit-issue/
Eleonora Edreva is an olfactory artist and researcher born in Burgas, Bulgaria and raised in Chicago. The artist's work nudges its participants to spend more time navigating the world using their noses and is interested in the ways that scent can contribute to community resilience as we enter into ever more harrowing and uncertain futures.
L. Williams is a Chicago based artist whose work explores food, waste and gender as a response to growing landfills, mass consumption, and dwindling resources. Their waste politics and gender identities intersect to inform the way they interrogate family and their own ability to build one. Leo lives happily with their partner and their family of worms, kefir, sauerkraut and kvass in Bridgeport.