Technology Immersion Program 2024

Harvestworks is pleased to announce the 2024 Technology Immersion Program (TIP) for these Artists who have a passion for learning the tools of digital media but do not have the research, training and  equipment necessary to produce artworks in this medium.  Artist were selected by Carol Parkinson, Executive Director, Harvestworks and Heidi Boisvert: CEO and Creative Director of futurePerfect Lab. Assistant Professor of AI & the Arts, Immersive Performance Technologies, School of Theatre & Dance, University of Florida.

Lau Wai (劉 衛)

Lau Wai is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Hong Kong. Their work explores the moving image, photography, sculpture, and installation. Through the creation, exploration, and manipulation of their chosen media, Lau investigates the formation of identity via history, fiction, personal memory, and virtuality. Lau’s works have been shown internationally, including exhibitions and installations in Japan, China, Denmark, Taiwan, and across the United States. Their works are currently collected by institutions including The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation (Germany), and M+ (Hong Kong).

Lau holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University School of the Arts (New York, NY), as well as a BFA from the University of London. They have completed residencies at Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred, NY), the NARS Foundation (New York, NY), and have been the recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from Columbia University (New York, NY). Lau is currently based in New York, where they are working to develop upcoming projects involving CGI, animation, video, and video gaming.

Weina Li

Weina Li is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice combines natural and technological elements to create immersive installations, sculpture, photography, and video work. These works reflect her understanding of and fascination with the world around herself and the state of being. Weina’s work has been exhibited in New York at ChaShaMa, (You are the star, 2023), and Chinatown Soup (The Butterfly of Styx River, 2020), in San Francisco, CA at 688 Sutter Gallery (A Piece of Red Cloth, 2018), among other showings across the U.S.

  Weina has earned an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY), as well as a BFA from the Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA). She has participated in residency programs at ChaNorth (Pine Plains, NY) and The Hortus Spring Residency (Stone Ridge, NY). Documentation of her project, You are the star, was published in an artist’s book by Printed Matter in 2022, with pages hand-printed, cut, and bound by the artist herself. Weina was born and raised in China and is currently based in Brooklyn.

Umber Majeed

Umber Majeed is a multidisciplinary artist from New York. Her work, which incorporates writing, performance, and animation, engages with familial archives. Through a feminist lens, Umber examines the Pakistani state, as well as digital and urban infrastructure. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including showings at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan, 2021), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Our Loves Are Not Only Human, Germany, 2020), the Ishara Art Foundation (Body Building, UAE 2019), and Karachi Biennale, Karachi (Witness, Pakistan, 2017), as well as numerous showings in the United States.

Umber is a graduate of the Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan, and holds an MFA from the Parsons School of Design (New York, NY). She has participated in residency programs at the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts (New York, NY), the Jameel Arts Centre (Dubai, UAE), and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY), among others. Her upcoming work includes a 2024 solo exhibition of “Dil Dil Trans-Pakistan” in Toronto, Canada.

Raymond Pinto

Raymond Pinto is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores and expands upon the intersection of visual art and dance. Their choreographies aim to push boundaries and craft narratives that harbor conversation between African and Latin diaspora and the Western art canon. As a professional dancer, Raymond has worked internationally, participating in performances at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, the Architecture Center of Vienna, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY) and the G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria, among others. 

Raymond is a graduate of Juilliard School (New York, NY), and holds a Master’s in Performance Studies from New York University. They have completed residencies at Movement Research (New York, NY), The Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn, NY), the Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY), and the Biennale di Danza (Venice, Italy). 

Chris Williams

Chris Williams is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and musician. His work, which includes electroacoustic composition and performance installation, explores the decoding of family history and time-space compression. He has toured extensively in the United States and abroad, including performances at the WeJazz Festival (Finland, 2022), The Kitchen NYC (New York, 2023), and La Sala Rossa (Canada, 2022). 

Chris holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA). He has been commissioned by WasteLAnd and the International Contemporary Ensemble, and has participated in residency programs at BANFF Centre for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Musik Installationen Nürnberg. He is a 2023 American Composers Forum Fellow, as well as a 2024-2025 Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow.

Kwami Winfield

Kwami Winfield is a free improviser and noise musician from Jersey City, New Jersey. She has an extensive background in New York’s DIY and underground circles, working with cornet, drums, sampling, processing, and harsh electronics. She composes for dance, and was nominated for a Bessie Award in Outstanding Sound Design or Musical Composition for her work with Kyle Marshall Choreography in the virtual performance, STELLAR (2022). Kwami is also a sound collaborator at TNMOT AZTRO (Philadelphia, PA).

Kwami is a graduate of Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY). She has been an artist-in-residence at Chaos Computer and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY). 

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