Sinem Dişli was born in 1982 in Turkey. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Dokuz Eylul University in 2004, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography in 2007 from Marmara University. In 2008, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts summer residency program. Since then she has split her time between Istanbul and New York. In addition to three solo exhibitions, Dişli participated in numerous group exhibitions in several countries such as Cyprus, Vienna, Netherlands, USA and is represented by The Empire Project in Istanbul.

Learn more about Sinem’s work here.

Image: Site-Specific Installation View, Room 1, Angle 1, 337.13 ft2, 2014.



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Shane Aslan Selzer develops micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure. Selzer is a founding member of Global Crit Clinic, an international peer learning network for artists. Selzer is the Co-Editor of, What We Want Is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2014). The book examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that model various forms of exchange within contemporary society. Selzer recently created the Social Action Archive Committee, whose inaugural project will be exhibited at the University Art Museum at Albany.

Read more about Shane’s work here: www.shaneaslanselzer.com

Image: Social Action Archive Committee, Broadsheet February 2015, Horizontal Spread, Inkjet on newsprint 16.5″ by 11.5,” 2015.


Triangle Open Call: Workshop

February 11, 2015

Salem Art Works - Triangle Two Week Workshop

Triangle is currently accepting applications for our 2 week intensive Artists’ Workshop. The Triangle Artists’ Workshop began in 1982 to bring 30 international and U.S.-based artists into the New York countryside to make art intensely together for two weeks straight. Artists work side-by-side, eat meals together, and tirelessly exchange ideas. The workshop is known for its intensity of dialogue, surprising experimental quality of work produced, and amazing community it generates. Read more about founder Anthony Caro’s vision for the very first workshop here.

Triangle’s 2015 Workshop will take place from August 23–September 6 at Salem Art Works in rural upstate New York. International and U.S.-based artists working in any medium or discipline may apply. Studio spaces with 24-hour access as well as two weeks’ shared accommodation and food are provided. Communal meals, visits from curators and critics, outings to nearby cultural institutions, and public events including open studios are organized.

UPDATE: Confirmed artists and critics who will be visitors to the 2015 Workshop include Willard Boepple, Michael Fried, Thomas Nozkowski, Joyce Robins, Mia Westerlund, and Karen Wilkin, with more to be announced.

Finalists are chosen by a jury of artists and curators. Ideal candidates will show excellence and dedication to their work and are at a moment in which a two-week intensive residency program and international community of artists will be particularly meaningful and transformative to their practice.

Participants are responsible for their own travel, visa and materials and may apply for limited need-based scholarships in order to assist with these costs. Triangle’s staff will work closely with accepted artists to suggest other outside funding opportunities they may be eligible for.

Since we’ve just confirmed a new, exciting lineup of visitors, we will extend the Workshop application deadline until February 15th at midnight (EST). All applicants will be notified of final decisions by April 5, 2015. Online application form is here



Visual artists from more than 40 countries on 6 continents have had life-changing experiences at Triangle Artists’ Workshop since 1982. From February 3–April 5 we need your help to raise funds in support our 2015 Workshop—a very special edition dedicated to the memory of Triangle’s founder, the distinguished sculptor Anthony Caro. Triangle requires your support to provide artists with this incredible experience of experimental research, art making and dialogue, alongside peers from all across the world.

Please DONATE TODAY and help enable this extraordinary opportunity for the next generation of Triangle artists.

Triangle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Thank you for your support!

Image: Anthony Caro and workshop artists at the very first edition in 1982.



The Clermont Ferrand School of Fine Arts (ESACM) is located in the center of France and runs a unique nomadic program abroad for its Masters students. As part of their formal education these students move between cities, allowing them to experience a larger, global ecosystem of contemporary art and culture. As part of this program, from January–February, five students and one recent graduate from ESACM are in residence at Triangle Arts Association, using their studio as an international space of artistic learning and exchange.

Learn more about ESACM here.

Image: Jurgen Netzger, Clermont Ferrand School of Fine Arts.


tumblr_nghr3om0TG1shdodpo1_r10_1280Heidi Tikka is a visual artist based in Helsinki. She works on context and site-specific installations that often involve participatory processes. Her works inquire into the interfaces between humans and information systems and they often place the spectator in a performative, embodied relation with the work. In her artistic research Heidi Tikka investigates what kinds of ontological questions emerge when interactive media art installations are made accountable as technical systems and heterogenous networks of production. She works as a writer and a lecturer and is a doctorate candidate at the Department of Media, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Tikka graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in 1992.

Read more about Heidi’s work and current projects here.

Image: Heidi Tikka, “Untitled Prototype,” 2014. Knitted dress on mannequin display, electronic parts, custom software, digital files.


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Triangle’s Trainee Program mentors and educates the next generation of art professionals, allowing students and recent college graduates an opportunity to do meaningful work at a non-profit side-by-side with our staff and artists.

Our two current trainees, Avalon Hancock and Sadie Heisler, undergraduate students at Bennington College, are working with us as part of their Field Work Term, a seven-week experiential learning program that allows students to leave the classroom as part of their formal education to gain valuable real world work experience.

Avalon Hancock is originally from Austin, Texas. She is currently a sophomore studying visual arts at Bennington College, where she is concentrating in painting, and has recently become interested in art education. She is working at Triangle Arts Association for 6 weeks as a part of an off-campus field work term. She is excited to have this opportunity to see and assist in the inner-workings of a non-profit arts organization and learn from the people and artists around her.

Sadie Heisler grew up in lower Manhattan in New York City and is a sophomore at Bennington College. She studies architecture and is interested in constructing environment specific spaces and relatable moments through the experimentation of light and material. She studies ceramics and sculpture to explore those moments. She is excited to investigate the use of Triangle’s spaces for residents, and play with the possible ways for artists to think and create in those areas.

Image, left to right: Hancock, Untitled, acrylic on plexiglass, 2014; Heisler, Temporary Tiles, slip-cast tiles of bubble wrap, 2014.



Takayuki Yamamoto studied at Aichi University of Education and received an M.F.A. from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2002. While his academic studies were primarily focused on pedagogy, his artwork traverses a broad range of subject matter and explores many aspects of society and human nature. Yamamoto’s approach to artistic creation is simultaneously critical and humorous. His work has been presented in many major international exhibitions worldwide. He is currently investigating various approaches to education in order to deepen and broaden his idea of creation based on his concept of “moments of facing the unknown.”

Read more about Takayuki’s work and current projects here.

Image: Facing the Unknown, video installation still, 2012.



Artists and Workers of Color Initiative is an affinity group started by artists Leina Bocar and Antonio Serna, members of Arts & Labor. The group is interested in a collective exploration of race, gender, and class, as they relate to art workers and art institutions, both past and present. For this purpose they welcome collaboration with other artists, writers, researchers, educators and activists of color. Antonio Serna is currently focused on documents of protest and resistance from artists of color. Leina Bocar’s work is interdisciplinary-ranging from collage and installations to performance, social practice art-making and writing. Together, they would like to make their research material easily accessible and hope others will join and share their knowledge and experience.

Learn more about Artists and Workers of Color Initiative on Antonio Serna’s website here.

Image Credit: Leina Bocar, Artists and Workers of Color Initiative.


A Collective Timeline of Art & Activism: From Civil Rights to Artists Rights

Saturday, January 24th from 3-5 PM

Artists and Workers of Color Initiative will hold the first event of a public series, collectively exploring issues of race, gender, and class, as they relate to art workers and art institutions, both past and present. In the first session, A Collective Timeline of Art & Activism, From Civil Rights to Artists Rights, participants will collectively map out the intersection of events and activities by artists of color and civil rights groups like Spiral, Black Panthers, Brown Berets/Chicano Movement, Young Lords, Women Students and Artists for Black Art Liberation.

Full details about the series here.


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Triangle is currently accepting applications for our 3-6 month Artist Residency Program in Brooklyn from June 2015–May 2016. We offer spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of ambitious projects with emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. Our studios are located at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Artists have the option to apply for a 3 or 6 month residency period:

3 months: June 1 2015 – August 31 2015
6 months: September 1 2015 – February 28 2016
6 months: December 1 2015 – May 31 2016
3 months: March 1 2016 –May 31 2016

Beyond workspace, regular gatherings, outings, public events, open studios, and visits from curators are organized. Administrative, curatorial, and peer support is provided for all participating artists. Unlike many other residency programs, Triangle does not emphasize professionalization or specific outcomes but rather allows artists space, context and community within which to focus on ideas, research and process.

International and US-based artists or collectives working in any medium or discipline may apply. Studio spaces with 24-hour access for periods of 3 or 6 months are available.

Finalists are chosen by a jury of artists and curators. Ideal candidates show significant promise and dedication to their work and are at a moment in which access to studio space and a supportive community in NYC will be particularly meaningful and transformative to their practice.

Through our open call program free studio space is provided and residents are responsible for housing, travel, visa, materials, etc. Triangle’s staff can assist accepted artists with recommendations for accommodation or suggestions of outside funding opportunities to apply for. All residents are expected to spend a minimum of 15 hours a week working in their studio.

Applications are due by January 15, 2015 at midnight (EST). All applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 5, 2015. Online application form is here.