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Elizabeth Krief & Jacques Manardo Artist Residency Program: Emmanuel Bornstein


The Elizabeth Krief and Jacques Manardo Artist Residency Program at The Invisible Dog offers artists of all disciplines and nationalities the opportunity to reside in New York City for 1-3 months, without any obligation of a final production and objective, aside from engaging with our city of fantasy, change, excess, power, possibility, hustle, and grandeur.

Everyone finds their own way and the experiments are impossible to anticipate. New York changes all who visit; we’re anxiously waiting to see what resident artists see and discover. Artists will be housed in a furnished apartment in the heart of Brooklyn near The Invisible Dog Art Center and are encouraged to live in total immersion, connect with one of the most vibrant artist communities, meet professionals from the international art world, and participate in events in New York and abroad (Armory Show, Frieze, etc.).

The residency requires applicants to have presented work in their country of origin (USA included) or abroad, but having spent little to no time in New York City.

This 4-year-old program was made possible thanks to the exclusive support of Elizabeth Krief and Jacques Manardo.

We are pleased to announce that the first resident artist will be Emmanuel Bornstein (Germany) from March 1 to 31.

Emmanuel was born in 1986 in Toulouse, France into a family focussed on theater and authors. His mother is an impresario, his father works as dramaturge and dramatist. He is familiar with literature and theater since his early childhood, however, he was desirous of being a painter only and to express himself by paintings. He starts drawing early and pays attention to Goya, Bacon and Munch already as a teenager. Immediately after his High School Graduation he studies painting at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, later on at the University of Arts in Berlin. The reference to literature, the influence of a family focussed on theater and dramatics are felt within his paintings. Poems, text fragments and entire literary works often serve as a basis for the generating of his pictorial worlds. Since 2009, Emmanuel Bornstein lives and works in Berlin. His paintings were shown lately in various solo and group exhibitions in Brussels, Chicago, Paris and Berlin. Text: Dr. Marc Wellmann, Director Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin.

To see more of his work, visit

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Displacement // Mithkal Alzghair
Later Event: March 10
The Floating World // Emma Sulkowicz