CAMHLAB is an ongoing artist-in-residence initiative that gives the Museum to artists. CAMHLAB supports artists working within, and in partnership with, the Museum to develop new work and ideas. Launched immediately following CAMH’s interior renovations in fall 2020, the residency was established in response to effects of COVID-19, particularly the loss of Houston-area performance and rehearsal space, to make CAMH’s galleries safely available for large-scale production and experimentation. Through both short-term residencies within the Museum and long-term collaborations with artists, CAMHLAB offers critical and early-stage direct support of artists’ process and production of new work.
As CAMH’s galleries are currently closed to the public, artists-in-residence have full access to the Museum; each resident’s process will become public through a limited audience performance, a live stream, exterior project, or a form appropriate to the artist’s specific practice. As with all CAMH public programs, CAMHLAB residencies safely connect artists and audiences through catalytic and unexpected experiences of contemporary art.
2021 Summer Artists-In-Residence
Preston Gaines and Mich Stevenson | NURTURE
Preston Gaines and Mich Stevenson collaborate to bring CAMH visitors an immersive installation titled NURTURE, offering a respite of reflection and contemplation where guests can allow themselves to be nurtured by their proximity to nature.
Fall 2020 Artists-In-Residence
Tobe Nwigwe | Mintxibition
Houston-based hip hop artist, Tobe Nwigwe and his collective, transform the Museum into a visual wonderland as the set design of his soon-to-be-released music video filmed entirely within the Museum.
Hope Stone Dance
The renowned Houston-based collective Hope Stone Dance, plan to use the Museum as a safe space for rehearsals as they continue to shift their focus from their usual in-person performances to those in the virtual realm.
Frewuhn | SoundLab
The multidisciplinary artist, Frewuhn, will facilitate a series of SoundLab performance installations and experiments with collaborators, cultural producers, and thinkers tinkering with the notion of Protest.
Marlon Hall | Community Amnesia Therapy
Artist Marlon Hall, along with a host of collaborators, will be mounting a series of separate healing experiences thoughtfully orchestrated and delivered through the multisensory use of film, music, art installations, salon dinner parties, and yoga to—as Hall states—“unearth beauty from brokenness.”