Red Bull Arts Detroit is committed to providing artists the space, time, and resources necessary to push their practices forward. In 2020, Red Bull Arts Detroit will offer Artists and Arts Professionals a variety of opportunities through its long-running Artist Residency Program, as well as a Curatorial Fellowship, and an ongoing Micro-Grant program designed to support artists based in the metro Detroit area. To facilitate a broad dialogue with diverse voices and perspectives, residents and fellows will be chosen by our Selection Committee, comprised of arts professionals and artists. Red Bull Arts Detroit’s residency and fellowship programs are designed to respond to the complex needs of an artscene—a community defined by collaboration, exploration, and mutual support. Red Bull Arts Detroit welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.
2019 Selection Committee
MICHELLE GRABNER (b. 1962, Wisconsin) works in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, video and sculpture. Incorporating writing, curating and teaching with a studio practice grounded in process and productivity she has created a multi-faceted and dynamic career. Grabner holds Grabner holds an MA in Art History and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. She joined the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and became Chair of its prestigious Painting and Drawing department in 2009. She is also a senior critic at Yale University in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, Art Press, and Art-Agenda, among others. Grabner runs The Suburban and The Poor Farm with her husband, artist Brad Killam. She co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art along with Anthony Elms and Stuart Comer. Grabner served as the inaugural artistic director of FRONT International, a triennial exhibition in Cleveland, OH. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at MoCA Cleveland; NOVA, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Ulrich Museum, Wichita; and University Galleries, Illinois State University. Grabner has been included in group exhibitions at the MCA Chicago; Walker Art Center; Tate St. Ives; and Kunsthalle Bern, and is in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center; MCA Chicago; MUDAM, Luxemburg; Smithsonian American Art Museum; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among others.
JOIRI MINAYA (b. 1990) is a Dominican-United Statian multi-disciplinary artist whose recent works focus on destabilizing historic and contemporary representations of an imagined tropical identity. Minaya attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales in Santo Domingo (2009), the Altos de Chavón School of Design (2011) and Parsons the New School for Design (2013). She has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Guttenberg Arts, Smack Mellon, the Bronx Museum’s AIM Program and the NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Red Bull House of Art, the Lower East Side Printshop and Art Omi. She has been awarded a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship as well as grants by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation and the Nancy Graves Foundation. Minaya’s work is in the collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Centro León Jiménes in the Dominican Republic.
LEGACY RUSSELL is a writer and curator. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Russell holds a dual-major B.A. with Honors from Macalester College in Art History & Studio Art and English & Creative Writing with a focus in Gender Studies, and an MRes in Art History with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in Visual Culture. Her academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. Curated exhibitions and projects include Radical Reading Room (2019) at The Studio Museum in Harlem and MOOD : Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018-19 at MoMA PS1; a series of multimedia events exploring digital feminism and celebrating queer nightlife at ICA London (2017) and the critically acclaimed Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet in collaboration with IMT Gallery and ICA London (2016). Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally. She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art and a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow. Her first book, #GLITCHFEMINISM, is forthcoming from Verso Books.
MICHAEL STONE-RICHARDS is Professor of Critical Theory and Visual Studies at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit. He is the recipient of a Warhol Foundation Grant for his book in progress, “Care of the City: Ruination, Abandonment, and Hospitality in Contemporary Practice” (forthcoming Sternberg Press). This is part of Michael’s work as Chair of the Committee on Critical Studies at CCS seeking the terms of a pedagogy for the twenty-first century Art / Design School. Michael has published and lectured widely in critical theory, art writing, and cultural history, with essays forthcoming on McArthur Binion, black labor and the avant-garde, and the problem of attention in cultural conflict. With artist Addie Langford he curates the open conversation series the Alexandrine Street Seminars. With Addie Langford he is also the co-founder of Detroit Research of which he is also the founding editor. Detroit Research: Vol. 3 / On Sound (guest-edited by Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller), with featured artist Kevin Beasley, is due out in Fall 2019.