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  • Maya Ciarrocchi

    Part-Time Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts


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    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Maya Ciarrocchi


    Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist working in installation, video, performance and social practice. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has received residencies and fellowships from the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony and UCross. In addition to her individual practice, Ciarrocchi is a TONY, Bessie and Jeff Award winning projection designer for dance and theater. Ciarrocchi earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, and a BFA from SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY.


    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

    2020 Solo Exhibition, Artists Equity Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)   

    2020 Site: Yizkor, performance, collaboration with Andrew Conklin, The Bronx Museum of the Arts Block Gallery, New York, NY 

    2019 Site: Yizkor, performance, collaboration with Andrew Conklin, The Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

    2018  Site: Yizkor, Performance, Reimagine Festival, The Theater at the 14th St Y, New York, NY

    2018 Solo Exhibition, Site - Maya Ciarrocchi, Kinescope Gallery, New York, NY 

    2017 A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis, A Performed Reading of the US Constitution, durational performance, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

    2017 Group Exhibition, AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY

    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

    Research Interests

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


    Awards And Honors

    2019 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH 
    2019 Equity b [x] Residency Fellow Program, New York, NY  
    2018 Moving Toward Justice Fellowship, Gibney Dance
    2018 LABA Fellowship, Laboratory for Jewish Culture
    2018 Millay Colony Artist in Residence, Austerlitz, NY
    2018 TONY Award, The Band's Visit 
    2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant  
    2016 The MAP Fund  
    2015 Franklin Furnace Fund 
    2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Process Space  
    2015 Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency Program 
    2013 Puffin Foundation, project grant 
    2012 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space  
    2012 Jerome Foundation, New York Film and Video Grant  


    Artist Website


    Current Courses

    Arts Digital Toolkit

    Arts Digital Toolkit (Spring 2020)

    Core Lab 3: Photo Contexts

    Projected Environments (Spring 2020)

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