The Artist-in-Residence program at Otion Front is a month-long intensive, intended as a shotgun productive period to allow artists to create and show work in a unique and nurturing artistic space. Otion Front is interested in artists who explore movement through contemporary means of processing information - to be interpreted poetically. Otion Front is interested in artists who are bold with their emotional and corporeal experience. We are interested in creating an artistic dialogue and fostering immersive experience and/or new ways of showing work.


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January 2019 Artist in Residence-

Jenna Cecilia- 

Date TBA-

Jenna Cecilia is a multidisciplinary artist who performs and creates music under the moniker Gurl Crush. She is a native New Yorker who has recently made her return to NY after a 6-year cycle exploring different facets of America. Naturally involved in the spiritual realm, Jenna has been channeling her own form of meditation through movement since early childhood. She combines dance as a form of undoing and opening along with sound and light therapy to promote healing. Her focus is strongly centered on welcoming the influx of life and information while attempting to combat the residual toxicities past the point of service. Jenna is currently enrolled in the Fabric Styling program at The Fashion Institute of Technology and works in production.


The Otion Front residency is currently by nomination only. However, if you feel called to apply, please send 3 work samples, a brief artist statement and a brief proposal to monica@otionfront.com. We will keep your information in mind for future residency cycles.

Artists receive:
40 hours total (10 hours per week) of free rehearsal space at the Otion Front studio A halfway show critique with the members of Otion Front
A final show coordinated by Otion Front & advertised on all of our social media platforms