Alicia Grullón 2018—2020 Artist in Residence


Alicia Grullón moves between performance, video, and photography. She directs her interdisciplinary approach towards critiques of the politics of presence, arguing for the inclusion of disenfranchised communities in political and social spheres. Grullón's works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions including Franklin Furnace Archives, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, BRIC Arts | Media House, School of Visual Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery, and Performa 11. She has received grants from several institutions including the Puffin Foundation, Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York. Review's and essays regarding Alicia's work can be found in the New York Times, Village Voice, Hyperallergic, Creative Time Reports, Art Fag City, and ArtNet News. Grullón has participated in residencies in the United States, South Korea, and Germany, and has presented workshops as part of the 2017 Whitney Biennial with Occupy Museums, Creative Time Summit '15, and The Royal College of Art, among others.

Currently, Alicia is working on a commissioned piece for the High Line and a project through the Lincoln Center Initiative with The Point CDC. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and has completed advanced graduate level coursework in art and philosophy of education at the Teacher's College at Columbia University.

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Research Questions / Lines of Inquiry during Hemi Residency:

  • How can we approach embodied research and archives, particularly in relation to storytelling, land rights, and decolonization?
  • How can the narratives of climate migrants who have died in detainment culminate in performances as living documents?

Watch Alicia's AiR Curated Conversation, "A Connection to Power: On Art, Land, and Food Sovereignty" (2019)

Watch a conversation between Alicia Grullón, Chinatown Art Brigade, and Native Art Department International, in collaboration with FAB/Downtown Arts (2018), "CUT THROUGH: Reconfiguring Relationships Between Identity, Artmaking, and Movement Building"