EXCHANGE: a home-based artist residency is a thesis project by Hyejung Jang, a Curatorial Practice MFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) in partnership with School 33 Art Center. EXCHANGE is designed to explore new ways and potential for forming intimate connections between artists and community members by supporting emerging artists, and integrating contemporary art into everyday life.
This is a two-month long project—from January 23 to March 23, 2013—placing two emerging international artists with two local families in Baltimore. It transforms the home into a fertile platform of new experience, cross-cultural dialogue, social integration, education, and art while the artists live with the host families. The work created by the artist during their residency will be exhibited at School 33 from March 22 to May 25.
The project is currently in the phase of raising funding through a Kickstarter campaign.