A+P+I Current
Residency

2018

A+P+I CURRENT RESIDENCY 

We are thrilled to welcome the fourth round of artists to the program—Indira Allegra and Rebeca Bollinger. Each of these artists brings with them a unique approach to art-making and a commitment to research and interdicsiplinary experimentation that compliments a liberal arts college.

Throughout the length of their residencies, A+P+I artists will engage with Mills art students through studio visits and exhibition walk-throughs. Participating artists will also lead lunchtime lectures and public programs which are free and open to the public. The A+P+I residency will culminate in a summer exhibition featuring new work developed by the artists while in residence.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Indira Allegra, Bodywarp: Trois III, 2017. Cotton Rag Print.
Indira Allegra, Bodywarp: Trois III, 2017. Cotton Rag Print.

Bodywarp: Trois III, 2017, Cotton Rag Print

Indira Allegra
2017

Indira Allegra works with tension as creative material through sculpture, installation and text/ile performance. She is a recipient of the Oakland Individual Artist and Queer Cultural Center grants and has been honored with the Jackson Literary Award, Lambda Literary Fellowship and Windgate Craft Fellowship. Allegra's commissions include works for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland, SFJAZZ Poetry Festival and the National Queer Arts Festival. She has screened at festivals such as MIX NYC, Hannover LGBT Festival, Bologna Lesbian Film Festival and Outfest Fusion.

Allegra’s writing has been widely anthologized, she has contributed works to Cream City Review, HYSTERIA Magazine, make/shift Magazine, Sinister Wisdom Journal and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought among others. Indira is a former Dr. and Mrs. Ella Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University and has been a visiting artist at the University of Oregon and Southern Denmark University. She has completed residencies at The Banff Centre in Canada, Ponderosa Center in Stolzenhagen, Takt in Berlin, Headlands Center for the Arts and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. She is a KQED ‘Woman to Watch’ indiraallegra.com and on instagram @indiraallegra.

Rebeca Bollinger, The World Put Up with Tape (Detail from studio), 2017 Color laser prints, tape, Polaroid, 4” x 6” photos, QuakeHold!, bulletin board.
Rebeca Bollinger, The World Put Up with Tape (Detail from studio), 2017 Color laser prints, tape, Polaroid, 4” x 6” photos, QuakeHold!, bulletin board.

The World Put Up with Tape (Detail from studio), Color laser prints, tape, Polaroid, 4” x 6” photos, QuakeHold!, bulletin board.

Rebeca Bollinger
2017

Rebeca Bollinger creates hand-built ceramics, cast glass, aluminum and bronze pieces, photographs, drawings, video, binders, and short stories to give visual form and language to invisible realms, memory impressions, imprints, stains, fictions, objects and instabilities. Her work has been featured in exhibitions such as Art in the Anchorage curated by Creative Time (New York); the California Biennial (Orange County Museum of Art); Bay Area Now (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts); and 010101: Art in Technological Times (SFMOMA.) Solo exhibitions include Henry Art Gallery (Seattle,) Feigen Contemporary (New York,) Rena Bransten Gallery (San Francisco,) and Walter Maciel Gallery (Los Angeles) along with group exhibitions at the Asian Art Museum, Ballroom Marfa, Angles Gallery, the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, Museum Fridericianum, Hunter College, Krannert Art Museum, SFMOMA, and Pacific Film Archive, among others. Bollinger is a recipient of a SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the James D. Phelan Award in Video, the Artadia Award, a Creative Capacity Fund grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation.

The 2018 A+P+I Artist Residency is supported through the generosity of the Helzel Family Foundation and the Sylvan C. Coleman Foundation in memory of Barbara Coleman Frey.