Project Space Artist Residency
Open Studio January 27, 2022 6-7pm
Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist working across media in drawing, printmaking, performance, video, and social practice. Her projects excavate disappeared histories as in Site: Yizkor, where architectural renderings of destroyed buildings, maps of vanished places, extant Yizkor books, and viewer contributed writing become sources for documenting manifestations of loss. Through the layering of architecture, maps, and memory in this work, Ciarrocchi investigates how displacement writes itself into generational consciousness. The resulting compositions construct new, fantastical spaces that offer possibilities for healing and remembrance.
Book Cover of Site: Yizkor (2021) by Maya Ciarrocchi, ©Maya Ciarrocchi, courtesy of the artist
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.