Artists

United States of America

Michelle Daly
MUTUALISMS

07.02.24 28.02.24

Michelle Daly’s is an artist, creative facilitator, conceptual collaborator, and producer living and working on the unseeded lands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok, The People of the Waters that Are Never Still–also known as the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. She was part of the MUTUALISMS edition of our online program Together Apart, in its English cohort.

ARTIST STATEMENT & TESTIMONY

Michelle’s multi-modal creative practices are rooted in a philosophy of holding space for the difficult and transcendent, a deep belief in the power of speculative realities, abstraction as a tool to open pathways of rhizomatic consciousness, and the holding of multiplicities of ideas. Their work always draws from interdisciplinary sources and from being in creative conversation with the world around them. Currently, they are thinking about restoration/destruction, refraction, accumulation & cycles of knowledge, porousness, somatic responses to water, climate science, waterkeepers, ocean justice, & queer temporality.

Participating in MUTUALISMS has been an exercise in interdependencies and stretching of ideas. I found deep value in the collaboration and the brevity and intensity of our time together. I know this experience will ripple into my creative practice in many ways to come!

BIO
Michelle Daly
1979 | Vermont, USA
Lives and works in Pittsfield, USA

EDUCATION
2018 | MA Curatorial Practice in Performance, Wesleyan, USA
2006 | BFA, Marylhurst University, USA

EXHIBITIONS
2024 | In Practice. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, USA
2022 | [how the land holds us | how we hold the land]. Southern Vermont Arts Center, USA
2018 | Shel*ter. Gallery 51/Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA
2016 | everything I never told you: secrets too beautiful to keep. Gallery 51/Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA

AWARDS
2022 | Martha Boschen Porter Award, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2021 | Cultural Council of the Northern Berkshires Individual Artist Grant
2018 | Assets for Artists Mini Grant
2016 | Assets for Artists North Adams Project fellowship

Related Activities

Together Apart

# 8: Mutualisms | Results
Artists in Dialogue

07.02.24 28.02.24

In this new edition of Together Apart, we met again, this time under the title Mutualisms. During 4 weeks of intense exchange, 12 artists from different countries and cities collaborated and contributed to create this space of mutuality in which to freely explore their ideas.

In the words of Daniela Ruiz Moreno, program curator: “The 8th edition of Together Apart was, once more, a very gratifying surprise to us—
the coordinators and creators of the programme. It was very interesting to see how the individual interests of each artist were articulated with each other through collaboration across different disciplines, the generation of collective archives, and the invention of methodologies for coexistence. We were able to observe a gradual development, akin to an accumulation and metabolization of all the knowledge and information shared by the various team members and the invited artist, Rodrigo de Arteaga, as well as the invaluable knowledge shared by each participant. We explored alternative approaches to artistic practice, a different way of conceiving scientific knowledge, and acted in response to the urgent need for these two areas to collaborate more frequently. As one of the participants mentioned, the final session felt as watching -in a fast forward speed- a garden grow. Bringing back one of the philosophers who accompanied us during this program, I would like to quote again the words of Michael Marder regarding the writings of Hildegard von Bingen, a Benedictine abbess who in the 12th century was contemplating more holistic and spiritual approaches to ecology and the plant world. Hildegard proposes to look at the mystery of plantness, of greening greenness, of growth. I believe that the arts, in relation to many other forms of knowledge, serve as a vehicle to achieve an awareness of the interdependence inherent in all forms of life on this planet and a re-enchantment with the mystery that life forms entail. Each participant in this program allowed us to do just that, from observing the mystery of trees that make many fundamental cycles of our lives possible, to the landscapes that surround us and shape us, the different constructions and perceptions of time, to the intricate and not entirely straightforward relationship of our coexistence and co-creation with technology and nature.”

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2024 Open Call #3
Residencies 2024

Deadline 
July 31st, 2024

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