Residency Unlimited


2013 | Outbound | Artist

Todd Shalom

Todd Shalom works with text, sound and image to re-contextualize the body in space using vocabulary of the everyday. He is also the founder and director of Elastic City ( In this role, Todd leads his own walks, collaborates with artists to lead joint walks, and works with artists in a variety of disciplines to adapt their expertise to the participatory walk format. He often collaborates with performance artist/director Niegel Smith. Together, they conceive and stage interactive performances in public and private environments.

His work has been presented by organizations such as Abrons Art Center, Creative Time, ISSUE Project Room, The Kitchen, The New Museum and Printed Matter. Todd is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts. He also holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. Currently, Todd is a Visiting Instructor in the Writing department at Pratt Institute, where he teaches "The Walk as Poem".

From 22 January to 12 March 2013, Todd Shalom will participate in the Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV) for 50 days. Shalom’s residency is organized within the framework of Residency Unlimited’s partnership with AIAV studio program in Yamaguchi (Japan)


5 RU OUTBOUND ARTISTS discuss their international residency experiences in 2013

Todd Shalom

Melissa Calderon, Onyedika Chuke, Juan Betancurth, and Todd Shalom in When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out - No Longer Empty