Spring 2019 Residential Cohort

March 31st - July 1st, 2019

The residents’ collaborative exhibition and program, a yolk, suspended, opens July 12th, 2019.


Caroline Joy Dahlberg is a performer, writer, and sensory choreographer. Her work focuses on the precarity of bodies, ranging from the scale of the ocean to a molecule. She uses intimate encounters and visceral metaphors to describe affections of closeness and loss, becoming and undoing. She received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014, and her MFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018.

Mariel Harari creates nonlinear, autobiographical stories that invite viewers into worlds of decadent and nostalgic absurdities. Harari works across installation, fiber, video, sculpture, and performance, and draws reference from fashion, science fiction, fairy tales, gender, and personal narrative. Harari has been awarded residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, High Concept Labs and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been featured in publications including Brooklyn Magazine and Surface Design Association and recent projects include Seize shown at Ignition Project Space, Flesh Deity performed at the Hairpin Art Center and Mana Contemporary and Bitter Root shown at Mana Contemporary and HEREart. Harari was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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Azalea Henderson is working towards a BFA focused in sculpture at SAIC. Her work acts as a materially-inclusive collection of non-utile art objects, varying in matter and form. Her collage of a practice is rooted in ceramics and writing, which are often incorporated in installations.

Maggie Wong is a visual artist, writer, and educator. She integrates these methodologies to observe how objects act as mediators and informants within social and emotional environments. She explores bodily function and affect as experiences conceived from sensuousness and interpretation. Her sculpture and installation work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Her writing on art will be published in forthcoming exhibition publications Take Care, and Material Meanings: Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection. She teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago and is the Associate Director of Iceberg Projects in Rogers Park. She is from Oakland, California, and holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.