11 contemporary portfolios

Five-Day Residencies

From October 11, 2013 – January 14, 2014


Week 01 / Oct 15-19

“Junk Mail Machine”

Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken


Week 02 / Oct 22-26


Brett Beyer


Week 03 / Oct 29 – Nov 2


Di Fang


Week 04 / Nov 5 – 9

“Word bites picture”

Katya Tylevich


Week 05 / Nov 12 – 16

“The Weathermen Turn Themselves In”

Dolan Morgan and Cameron Blaylock 


Week 06 / Nov 19 – 23



Week 07-08 / Nov 26 –Dec 7

No residency


Week 09 / Dec 10-14

Expanded Objects for Shared Living”

Miryana Todorova


Week 10 / Dec 17-21

“anachronistic drift”

studio nāv


“Making Being Doing”

Nick Axel


Week 11 / Jan 7-11

“Architectural Cliff”

Andrew Kovacs


Week 12 / Jan 14-18

“Station Model: 10012”

Lauren Thorson

For updates on each week’s residency, visit Facebook / Twitter / Flickr.






About Younger than Storefront       




Being under 30 is not only a fact, it is also a state of mind. Storefront for Art and Architecture launched a call for 11 people under 30 whose work would benefit from being exposed through a five-day residency at the Storefront Gallery. As part of the exhibition Being, an exhibition that looks into the history of Storefront as a place to amplify, question, unveil, connect, disrupt, merge, react and experiment with individuals, ideas and things from the past 30 years, Storefront sought 11 individuals whose work represents contemporary radical positions.


CONTEXT OF THE RESIDENCY: Being engages with nine actions that reflect Storefront’s mission and how it operates. By creating a series of rooms addressing each of these actions, the installation designed by Bittertang gives understanding to the mechanisms, methodologies and aspirations of an institution dedicated to the production of radical and alternative practices while inviting and enabling the visitor to act. From a waterbed of unfulfilled dreams (containing unsuccessful grant applications, unrealized exhibition proposals or unfulfilled conversations and encounters) where visitors can dream themselves, to a compilation of instructions on how to disrupt the neighborhood, to a TV Broadcast studio installed in the basement that unveils relevant contemporary issues through weekly broadcasts, the exhibition aims to bring together all the individuals invested in the discussion and production of alternative work to propose new ways of action.


PARTICIPATION: The artists-in-residence have the opportunity to live, work and play in Storefront’s Gallery for five days during the exhibition. The artists-in-residence work in the corner space of the gallery at Kenmare and Cleveland, which is exposed to the street and will be open to gallery visitors and passersby. Artists-in-residence are expected to adapt to the temperature and weather changes that will take place throughout the course of the exhibition. Artists-in-residence are expected to fully document their work through digital photography and or video and to provide updates to Sf staff on their progress daily for public dissemination through social media. Artists may be asked to participate in public events produced in conjunction with the exhibition.


COMPENSATION: All artists receive a $100 fee and a studio space to develop their project within the Storefront exhibition. All completed works produced during the residency will be placed in the exhibition by the curators.


WHAT WE SEARCHED FOR: Storefront looked for artists/architects/writers and citizens at large or collectives younger than Storefront, who are interested in engaging in a storefront setting to disseminate their work and mission.


Applications are now closed.


Being is a part of the Critical History Project and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.


The Critical History Project, a conference, exhibition, film and publication celebrating 30 years of Storefront for Art and Architecture is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc., the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and through generous contributions from a group of individuals directly supporting 30 years of Storefront including David Adjaye, Claudia Gould, Steven Holl, Steve Incontro, David Joselit, Galia Solomonoff, Mabel Wilson, and Karen Wong.