After a successful first year run of the Curatorial Residency Program, Wave Pool will offer another opportunity for aspiring local curators to execute a 6-week exhibition.
Beyond internships at local museums, Cincinnati is overwhelmingly lacking in opportunities for local aspiring curators. This program seeks to foster the ongoing professional development allowing an individual with curatorial inclinations to find their voice and gain experience within their own city.
Given the dearth of prospects for aspiring arts organizers locally, the Curatorial Residency will enable those in need of experience to pursue this kind of professional development. The resident will receive a modest exhibition budget of $2,000, mentorship, administrative support, marketing assistance, and gallery space to fulfill bold visions for an art exhibition.
Forming new creative partnerships, engaging community residents through programming, our only Curatorial Resident for 2019 will serve Wave Pool’s mission: to be a place where art intersects with community, and act as a catalyst for social engagement and cultivating artistic development.
This year’s resident will be chosen by a jury of local artists, arts administrators and community members and based on their project’s potential to address Wave Pool’s neighborhood-focused mission.
Applications for the 2019 Curatorial Residency have now closed.
The Curatorial Residency Program is supported by the generosity of community contributions.
2019 Curatorial Resident:
Wave Pool is proud to present local architect and curator David Corns as our 2019 curatorial resident. In June 2019 Corns will curate an exhibition entitled, The Uncanny Valley, referencing the phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease or revulsion in the person viewing it. Corns’ exhibition proposes that this experience of the uncanny valley can be appropriated from AI and robotics to the ordinary everyday. This feeling of uneasiness is experienced not just visually but through the other senses as well. Like the surrealists painters of the past, or a contemporary example of David Lynch, how can artists use the effect of uncanniness to address issues of everyday life--whether it be social, political or economic, to get to a deeper truth?
Past Curatorial Resident Exhibitions:
The pilot 2018 Curatorial Residency Program was supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign as well as through an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. If you are interested in supporting the 2019 curatorial program click here for more information.