Collaborative Arts Community Workshop

Collaborative Arts Community Workshop with guest Artist Jonathan Gonzalez

Collaborative Arts Community Workshop with guest Artist Jonathan Gonzalez

Title: Presence over Work: Drafts

Rather than build on a body of work, we will uplift building a body of trials to imagine shifting oneself through the acts of doing. This convening is a creative dialogue amongst our practices where we figure the spaces for what is and is not urgent to our creative needs at this time. What are we busy with by desire or demand? Lastly, do we permit this ecology of imagining to hold space for redefinition for the realities of our present conditions? 

We will cover prompts in verbal/written conversation, and creative responses as groups and as a collective. No materials required.


Jonathan González (they/them) is an artist working at the intersections of performance, text, sculpture, and other time-based media from Queens, New York. González’s work speculates on the political utility of the “stage” as a method to interface with publics upon systems of liveness, objects, and economies of being that construct the built environment. 

Their works include: Not Total (homeschool PDX, Yale Union x Paragon Arts Gallery, 2019), Working on Water in collaboration with Mario Gooden (Columbia School of Architecture, 2019), h/S: Jonathan González (Ciccio Gallery, 2019), Maroonage: Elaborations on the Stage and Staying Alive (Contact Quarterly), Lucifer Landing I & II (MoMA PS1 x Abrons Arts Center, 2019), Collaborative Curiosity (Contemporaryand), and their upcoming publication, Liar Liar (53rd Press). Their curations include Sunday Service @ Knockdown Center and Movement Research Fall Festival: invisible material. Previously an LMCC Workspace Resident (2018-19), NARS Foundation AIR (2018), Jerome Foundation Fellow (2019), Mertz Gilmore Grantee (2018), Art Matters Fellow (2019), Performance Art/Theater Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee (2019), and Bessie-nominee for Outstanding Production (ZERO, Danspace Project, 2018) and Breakout Choreographer (2019).