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CENTER Artist Labs is a one-month residency offering artists a place to experiment with new methods of engaging audiences. This unique residency offers artists critical support during the project’s final stages with meetings with curatorial and outreach advisors. The residency culminates with each artist showcasing his/her work to the Santa Fe art community and beyond.

Residents are chosen by an outside jury comprised of Laura Addison, Curator of Contemporary Art, NM Museum of Art; Erin Elder, Curator, Center for Contemporary Art; and Meggan Gould, Assistant Professor, UNM and photographer.

CENTER Artist Labs is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts


The 2013 residency program included an exhibit, artist presentations, discussion, performance, street art, and a billboard. View some of the images of the resident’s productive month here.

Erika Diettes, Bogota, Colombia
• Romy Eijckmans, Brussels, Belgium
Vidisha Saini, India & Los Angeles, CA
Sophia Wallace, Brooklyn, NY


WHEN: October 18-24, 2013
WHERE: IHM Chapel, 50 Mt Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM

Colombian Visual Artist, Erika Diettes, will be exhibiting her internationally-recognized body of work Sudarios (“Shrouds”) for one week only in October 2013. Sudarios is a heart-wrenching series of portraits of witnesses of massacres of the Colombian armed conflict. The images are printed on silk and shown in churches all over the world and seen for the first time in New Mexico.


WHERE: Santa Fe University of Art & Design; Various locations in Santa Fe & Albuquerque

Conceptual Visual Artist & Photographer, Sophia Wallace, has brought the highly acclaimed street art project CLITERACY to New Mexico. Through outreach efforts and presentations at the SFUAD and UNM campuses as well as a public presentation on Oct 23, Wallace has distributed her coveted stencils to dozens of New Mexicans. We invite you to look all over Northern New Mexico for more golden clits (see image above) and share your pictures on Twitter at #cliteracy.


The following events are located at the IHM Retreat Center, 50 Mt Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM, unless otherwise stated.

October 18
Sudarios Exhibition, 5-8:30pm
October 18
Artist Talk with Erika Diettes, 7:30pm
October 19
Indian-American Bread, Vidisha-Fadesha performance, 2-4pm Santa Fe Plaza
October 23
Artists Labs Presentations & Discussion: Engaging Audiences.
Part of the National Arts & Humanities Month Creative Conversations.
The (4) residents and advisors will discuss their practice.
Doors open at 6pm, Presentation 6:30-8:00pm


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