Inaugural Curatorial Resident Erin Jenoa Gilbert discusses printmaking with artist and Artpace Board Member Janet Lennie Flohr at Hare & Hound Press.

What is the Artpace Curatorial residency Program?

Building on the established International Artist-in-Residence program, the Curatorial Residency connects South Texas artists with curators from around the world. Artpace invites two curators each year for a six-week residency to live and work at Artpace, conduct studio visits with regional artists, and write critical reviews to be published in digital and traditional media outlets.

Selected curatorial residents tell the story of South Texas as they build professional relationships with regional artists that often don’t have access to art critics, leading curators, and promotional opportunities. The curatorial resident also utilizes their time to build their writing portfolio with new articles and blog posts, providing new critical perspective and bringing national and international attention to regional artists. This work is shared through traditional and non-traditional media. Additionally, curatorial residents have the opportunity to propose a future exhibition at Artpace.

This pilot program began in Summer 2017. Currently, Curatorial Residents are selected through a nomination panel of national curators, most of whom are former Artpace Guest Curators. Beginning with 2019 residencies, we also welcome curators who are interested in being considered for the residency to send us their background, experience, and credentials for review by Artpace staff. If selected, you’ll be asked to submit a proposal including a narrative about how you would utilize the residency.

For more information, please contact Artpace at 210.212.4900 or info@artpace.org.


Summer 2018

Dain Oh (Seoul, Korea)

Dain Oh holds a BFA in Film, Video and New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a MA candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. From 2010 to 2017, Dain was a Senior Curator at Gallery LVS & LVS Craft in Seoul working closely with emerging Korean craft artists to introduce their works outside Korea. Other multimedia curatorial works at the gallery include public projects such as Gangnam Mediapole, ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival) and exhibitions including Clouds Soar Up to End in Rain with artists Melvin Moti and Suejin Chung, Matrix III: the solo exhibition of Yeonsoon Chang, Sunny Side Up with artists Indra Dodi, Hayoung Eum and Yujeong Min, and many more.

Dain’s current research departs from the problematic boundaries in between art, craft and design in hopes to empower manual labor, which is often disregarded in comparison to mechanical production and conceptualization, and acknowledge the symbiotic relationship between manual, mechanical and mental labors.


Former residents

Juan Canela, Spring 2018
Erin Jenoa Gilbert, Summer 2017