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Article | Nov 2012

The Morning Drawing Residency


The Morning Drawing Residency has been launched!

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to announce the launch of the inaugural Morning Drawing Residency, for which 52 artists from around the world have taken on the challenge of making an artwork every day for 7 days and posting it online. The residency began this week with Efrat Kedem as the first artist-in-residence, and will continue until 52 weeks of daily artworks have been posted to the website.

Among the participating artists are: Alice Miceli (Brazil), Alun Williams (UK-France-USA), Banggeul Han (Korea-USA), Blane De St. Croix (USA), Craig Drennen, (USA), Daniel Gerwin (USA), Deville Cohen (Israel-USA), Emcee C.M., Master of None (USA), Eteam (Germany-USA), Gretta Louw (Australia-Germany), Heman Chong (Singapore), Ira Eduardovna, (Russia-Israel-USA), Ivanco Talevski (Macedonia-USA), Jan Christensen (Denmark-Norway-Germany), Jane Benson (UK-USA), John Menick (USA), Joseph G. Cruz (USA), Kenya (Robinson) (USA), Lisa Iglesias (USA), Mish Meijers + Tricky Walsh (USA), Nadja Bournonville (Sweden- Germany), Nivi Alroy (Israel), Noa Charuvi (Israel- USA), Nora Herting (USA), Ofri Cnaani (Israel- USA), Ophir Agassi (Israel- USA), Orit Ben-Shitrit (Morroco-Israel-USA), Paul Ramirez Jonas (USA), Rachel MacFarlane (Canada), Roee Rosen (Israel), Ronnie Yates (USA), Sarah Hotchkiss (USA), Sarah Walko (USA), Seong-eun Hong (Korea-USA), Shai Zurim (Israel-USA), Sofi Quirno (Argentina), Steve Lambert (USA) and a bunch more to be announced in the coming weeks!

Go to to get to know the participating artists and view this week's residency project. You can also follow or subscribe to the residency and receive a daily email with that day's artwork.

About Morning Drawing Residency:

The name “Morning Drawing” comes from a project I did between the years 2008 and 2012, for which I made a work on paper every morning and posted it online. This summer I decided to end my practice of Morning Drawing, and as a last gesture, to share it with other artists. The invitation was extended to people working in vastly different fields, from painters to performance artists, poets to video installation makers.

Each artist will choose a seven-day period when he/she will take on the challenge of making a new artwork every day and documenting the process on the residency website. Despite the residency’s title, artists were not asked to make any particular kind of work, but rather to adapt the concept of Morning Drawing to their own practice, and see what happens to it when thrust into this set of limitations.

In the years I made my Morning Drawing I found myself time and again talking and thinking with other artists about the questions and issues intrinsic to it: What is the value of a daily practice? Is it inherently beneficial to the artist and to the creative process? What about the concept of the time-consuming “masterpiece”- can art be made (well) fast? The subjects of having inspiration, as well as the work that comes out of not being inspired, often arose. The Morning Drawing Residency compels both artist and viewer to ponder the role the Internet has come to play in the creative process, as we gear artwork to be seen not only in the selective and highly edited context of the gallery but also on the Internet’s open field of exposure.
Gabriela Vainsencher, organizer


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