Residency Unlimited



Téo Betin (March 2020, April – May 2022)

It was a real pleasure to work with the RU team – and I’m really expecting to keep in touch for future projects and finding ways to continue this great adventure.

Atalya Laufer (May – June 2022)

I loved the productive energy and focus. It was a fantastic experience to be meeting so many curators during a such a short period of time! The organisation of this is really remarkable! I have found the openness, flexibility and helpfulness extremely pleasant. A very inspiring and intensive time! Highly recommended!

Nadra Jacob (February – April 2022)

I think the most important connections for the development of my career were the constant meetings with curators.
I would like to say thank you again, RU is not just a program, but a great family, a great community, I was very fortunate to be part of this magnificent program, I learned a lot.

Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario (February – May 2022)

Through conversations with folks, especially Carina, I realize that I can take more time to be intentional about what I want to produce and why and that as an artist, I have a responsibility to do as much research as possible. I also feel great inspiration from the cohort, especially from their presentations and seeing how beautifully they infuse their personal experiences with their art.

Trasonia Abbott (February – May 2022)

I enjoyed the diverse group of folks that have come through during the workshops. My cohort mates shared with me opportunities that I’m not pursuing so that’s exciting. Each of my cohort mates and the people involved with planning the residency are all fantastic and I’d love to see how their careers continue to grow in the future.

Adalky Capellán (February – May 2022)

VoM has given me the pressure to work on my art and do more than what I usually allow myself to. I am also inspired by the work of others I’m working in the program with. Seeing my cohorts’ work really made me want to re-question the way I paint my own things and to paint and be thoughtful of what I am able to craft, and how I have authority in my role and the design may be more creative in what I may draw.

Ibtisam Tasnim Zaman (February – October 2022)

This residency experience was a lot more challenging in ways that I didn’t expect. It pushed me to view the possibility and capacity of art and expand the boundaries of art making. VoM has given me a lot of emotional support and connections that would’ve taken much longer to build otherwise.

Maria Nalbantova (March – April 2022)

I would like to thank Residency Unlimited for the great support and shared time.

Melanie Windl (September 2021 – February 2022)

The RU residency offered me significant and precious opportunities to develop my oeuvre beyond chartered territories and connect me to highly interesting art professionals whose valuable feedback is an inspiration for what I do as an artist. I feel very fortunate that all this was possible, even during a pandemic.

Carlos Estévez (November – December 2021)

This residency is compact, dynamic and intense, managed by a highly professional team. It was one of my best experiences and has planted promising seeds for the future. I achieved a lot in a small amount of time. In these difficult times, the RU team was heroic in realizing all this. I made important connections for future collaborations.


José Moñú (September – November 2021)

My experience was fantastic, even the meetings on Zoom for critical feedback which worked surprisingly well.

Lene Lekše (October – November 2021)

Thank you so much for making my program happen, RU was the perfect place for doing it! I couldn’t wish for a better place and such a lovely audience. Finally I did what I originally wanted to with the Whistling project.

Matthias Liechti (February-April 2020 / October-December 2021)

What I appreciated most about this residency was the warm community you created. In a work-work-work city like NYC, such a warm and personal environment is worth gold.  I also appreciate that you always respected my wishes. You brainstormed, helped to organize and make things happen but never asked me to do something I did not want to do.

Lucia Gavulová (September 2021)

I appreciated how kind, professional, devoted and helpful the RU team is. Their care about the residents and the freedom given to them is balanced and provides a sense of well being. I also appreciated the possibility to make a public talk, the direct connection to the artists.
Everything was smooth and well organized. Both online visits and studio visits in person worked well.

Kristina Arnold (May – July 2021)

This residency was a shot of adrenaline into my studio practice. With the energy of the city, its vast resources, and the support of the super-accessible and professional RU team, my time spent at the residency was immensely productive, in both idea generation and work creation. Additionally, the connections I made with artists and curators from literally around the globe (both virtually and IRL!) are invaluable.

Predrag Pavic (July – August 2021)

Despite the pandemic circumstances, TMU and RU fulfill their role as great hosts, and the residency time in NYC is a great experience and an opportunity for personal growth and progress. Thank you all for that.


Andrea Davila Rubio (July – August 2021)

This was my first artist in residency. It allowed me to open my work to new and more experimental approaches and to leant how to adapt a project to the particular environment I’m working in. The most useful were weekly meetings with the curators because it’s something I personally wouldn’t have had access to and RU did a great job maintaining a healthy balance. between virtual (in this pandemic situation) and in-person….


Brigita Antoni (July – August 2021)

The residency at RU helped me realize my path as an artist, determine areas of focus and what I want to bring to the world as an artist. RU definitely fulfills this possibility, to help young artists expand in every sense.

Sandra Charles (May – July 2021)

Residency Unlimited is unlike any other residency Program in America. Each artist that attends will leave changed. The connections, other artists and being in such a creative atmosphere is invaluable.

Michelle Burdine (May – July 2021)

My RU residency was nothing short of life-changing. The professional connections, the new friendships forged with the RU artist cohort, and the access to world-class exhibitions all over NYC have deepened my art practice and greatly enriched my life. The result is exponential personal growth. I feel that I am a part of the RU family now and so will always know that I can look to RU for support when needed.

Damali Abrams (April – June 2021)

The RU Residency for NYC-based artists was amazing. I learned a lot and I was able to connect with a brilliant group of artists, and several art professionals from around the country, and also from Europe.
I loved it! I miss it! I would love a sequel to this residency where the four of us are able to utilize studio spaces together.

Elvira Clayton (April – June 2021)

I sincerely believe the RU Residency put air beneath my wings and was a catalyst in the forward movement of my art practice.

Zachary Fabri (April – June 2021)

This was my first virtual residency… I was pleasantly shocked by the ease with which I functioned in this virtual space… All of this is only true because our cohort was expertly selected and curated.

Judit Kis (May – July 2021)

My time in New York was incredibly productive and beneficial. I made many new work and built important connections. It was very intensive and sometimes difficult to process all the valuable feedbacks on time. I am sure they improved my practice and will keep inspiring my work long after the residency. I assume this past three months were the most important time in my career and I am very grateful for all the opportunities I had through this residency! I will be happy to return anytime in the future!