Artbeat09Fee support for karen Krolak may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.nefa.org for more information.

2021

Monkeyhouse COVID Collaborations –

  • NACHMO Boston [curator] Alive and Monkeyhouse, online January 2021
  • Against the Odds [mentor] locations tbd

Dictionary of Negative Space events –

  • Teachable Moment [Group Exhibit] Stoveworks, Chattanooga, TN December 2020- February 2021
  • Remember Me [writer, workshop teacher] Monkeyhouse and Melrose Council on Aging, Fall 2021

Boy called Deth collaboration with Eric John Meyers

  • Production Residency [director/costume designer] Dutch Kills Theater, New York, NY Winter 2021

2020

Monkeyhouse COVID Collaborations –

  • aMaSSiT [mentor] Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA March – October 2020
  • CoLab [panelist] Rogers Art Loft, Las Vegas, NV October 2020
  • Nozama Transition [mentoring] Monkeyhouse, June  – August 2020
  • Funding and Fundraising [panelist] Empower One Another, online July 2020
  • 24 Choreofest [mentor & curator]  Luminarium and Monkeyhouse, online May 2020

Boy called Deth collaboration with Eric John Meyers

  • Artist Residency [director/costume designer] Lark Theater, New York, NY May – June 2020

Dictionary of Negative Space events –

  • Teachable Moment [Group Exhibit] Stoveworks, Chattanooga, TN December 2020- February 2021
  • Circle [Group Exhibit] CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea August 2020
  • Public Art Learning Grant, New England Foundation for the Arts, June 2020 – June 2021
  • Collab Projects [talk/workshop] New Media Art Conference, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (online) June 2020
  • Life is a Journey [Group Exhibit] Bridge Gallery, Rochester, NY December 2019 – April 2020
  • Input/Output [Group Exhibit] Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ January – March 2020
  • Typos + Spills + Broken Glass! [Group Exhibit] Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY January – February 2020
  • Posthuman [publication] CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea,  January 2020

2019

Dictionary of Negative Space events –

  • Dictionary of Negative Space & Monkeyhouse @ Dance Complex [sketchbook collaboration with Nicole Harris] Brooklyn Art Library, Sketchbook Project Vol. 14, Brooklyn, NY & online, ongoing
  • Dictionary of Negative Space & Monkeyhouse @ Dance Complex [sketchbook collaboration with Nicole Harris] Brooklyn Art Library, Sketchbook Project Vol. 14, Brooklyn, NY & online, ongoing
  • A T-shirt Hug from Dad [podcast] Mementos Podcast, online, ongoing
  • We Can’t Call it Antigone [Lobby Exhibition] Groton School, Groton, MA November 2019
  • Art and Artists in the Cemetery [exhibit] Newton Free Library, Newton, MA October 2019
  • Relaying      [78]s [collaboration with Nicole Harris] Art Ramble 2019, Concord, MA October 2019
  • Art and Artists in the Cemetery [talk] Newton Cemetery and Arboreteum, Newton, MA October 2019
  • Dictionary of Negative Space & Monkeyhouse @ Dance Complex [sketchbook collaboration with Nicole Harris] Sketchbook Project Vol. 14, Pop up at Institute Of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA October 2019
  • Dictionary of Negative Space [talk] DS Arts Homecoming, Dover, MA October 2019
  • Mining the Gaps – Listening for What Language Lacks [workshop] Better World by Design conference, Providence, RI September 2019
  • Commemorate a      [78] [Park(ing) Day intervention] Clary & Cimermanis Little Free Library
  • No Image [exhibit] CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea August – September 2019
  • Amassing the Dictionary of Negative Space [talk] 14th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying, and Disposal, Bath University, Bath, England September 2019
  • Field Guide to the First Year of Navigating Negative Space [talk/workshop] New Media Art Conference, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea May June 2019
  •      [24] [performance] New Media Art Conference, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea May 2019
  • Artist in Residence [residency] Newton Cemetery, Newton MA May 2019 This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
  • Dictionary of Negative Space reading [book reading] Newton Cemetery, Newton MA May 2019
  • Language and the Cemetery Landscape [Guided Cemetery Tour] Newton Cemetery, Newton MA May 2019
  • I-ARE [residency/choreography/curation] Dance Complex, Cambridge MA November 2018 – April
  • reAct reBuild reCollect [choreography] Monkeyhouse, Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA March
  • An Animated Edition of the Dictionary of Negative Space [performance] Dance Complex, Cambridge MA April 2019
  • NACHMO Boston [performance] Dance Complex, Cambridge MA February 2019
  • reAct reBuild reCollect[choreography]Monkeyhouse, Groton School, Groton, MA February 2019

2018    

Dictionary of Negative Space events –

  • Artist and Location 2018  [Group Exhibit] CICA Museum, Gimpo, S. Korea,
  • Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis [Group Exhibit] Boston University Center for Humanities, Boston, MA
  • Finding Your Voice [Group Exhibit]Kelwood Contemporary Art, Baton Rogue, LA
  • Lingua Franca, [Group Exhibit]Garage Door Gallery, Incline Village, NV

Monkeyhouse projects

  • Monkeyhouse Choreography Mentorship Program [mentor]
  • Short & Suite, [Post Show Moderator ] Off the Beat, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
  • re{ACT} re{BUILD} re{COLLECT} [choreographer, costume designer, sound designer] Monkeyhouse, OnStage Summer Performance Series, Malden, MA

Antelope Party, [Costume Designer] Theater Wit!, Chicago, IL January – March 2021

2017    

  • re[fuge] – textile based collaboration with  Nicole Harris, the Sanctuary Printshop, and the Welcome Blanket Project included in
      • Catalyst, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
      • Welcome Blanket, Smart Museum, Chicago, IL
  • This is going to take a while to process… – installation about paperwork and mourning, In Triplicate, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • Warming to the Interior – installation and video investigating the long term effects of campus sexual assault included in
      • MFA Midway Exhibition, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
      • Experimental Film and Video Exhibition Summer/Fall 2017, CICA Museum, Gimpo, S. Korea
  • Celebrated 20 years of teaching at Impulse Dance Center, Natick, MA

2016    

2015

  • Marcia Seigel of ArtsFuse listed Hireath from Monkeyhouse’s Misplaced/Displaced concert  at the Multicultural Arts Center as one of the Best Dance Pieces of 2015, Cambridge MA
  • Adjunct Faculty of Endicott College, Beverly, MA
  • Mentor/Choreographic Guru for
    • Luminarium’s 24 Hr Choreofest, Cambridge, MAStudent Choreography concert, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
  • Guest Artist at
      •  Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
      •  Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA
      • Groton School, Groton, MA

 

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