• Profile:

    Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York City based interdisciplinary artist who works within communities to create socially engaged artworks. Influenced by a past career as a dancer/choreographer, she employs durational portraiture as a method to reveal how ideology and experience are transcribed onto the body. Her work has been exhibited in New York at: Anthology Film Archives, The Chocolate Factory, Gibney Dance, The Invisible Dog Arts Center, Microscope Gallery, New York Live Arts, Smack Mellon, among other institutions and at Artisphere, (VA), Hammer Museum (CA); Borderlines Film Festival (UK); Moving Pictures Festival (CAN). Residencies include the Baryshnikov Arts Center (NY), Kala Art Institute (CA), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space and Process Space (NY), and the Ucross Foundation (WY). She is the recipient of grants from the MAP Fund, Franklin Furnace and the Jerome and Puffin Foundations. She was awarded a Jeff and a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for her work as a projections designer and has collaborated with choreographers and directors such as Wally Cardona, Ping Chong, David Cromer, Merce Cunningham, Kristin Marting, Bebe Miller and Donna Uchizono among many others. Ciarrocchi received her M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts and her B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase. 

    Degrees Held:

    Master of Fine Art in Comupter Art - The School of Visual Arts

    Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance - Purchase College


    Performances And Appearances:

    2016 Gender/Power Composition IV, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

    2015  Gender/Power Composition III, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

    2015  Gender/Power Composition II, The Agnes Varis Performance Lab at Gibney Dance, NY, NY

    2015  SELECT 2015: Washington Project for the Art's 34th Annual Exhibition, Artisphere, Arlington, VA 

    2013  (e)merge Art Fair, Artist Platform, Washington DC

    2013  Frei, Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY

    2013  Overburden, Quiet Disruptions, Videos by Amanda Belantara, Maya Ciarrocchi, Angela Ferraiolo, and Charmaine Ortiz. Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2013  Archipelago, Works by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Artists-in-Residence on Governors   Island. Westbeth Gallery, NY, NY

    2012  Beyond the Parking Lot: The Change and Re-assessment of Our Modern Landscape, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

    2012  I’m Nobody! Who Are You? New York Live Arts, New York, NY

    2012  Moving Portraits - Bebe Miller Company (comission), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH. National touring.


    Research Interests:

    Video Art/Installation, Performance, Social Practice, Identity Politics, Environmental Studies


    Awards And Honors:

    2016  The MAP Fund 
    2015  Franklin Furnace Fund
    2015  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Process Space 
    2015  Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency Program (BAC Space)
    2014  Smack Mellon Hot Pick
    2013  4 Heads Artist in Residence on Governors Island
    2013  Puffin Foundation, project grant
    2012  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space 
    2012  Jerome Foundation, New York Film and Video Grant
    2012  Jeff Award, Chicago Theatre Award for Projection Design 
    2011  Ucross Foundation, Artist in Residence, Ucross, WY
    2009  Kala Art Institute, Artist in Residence, Berkeley, CA
    2006  New York Dance & Performance Award (Bessie)