CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Christine Babic

Join us at the Georgetown Art Attack on Saturday, October 8th from 6-9pm for a special performance by our current CoCA Lab Artist in Residence, Christine Babic. This performance will serve as a prelude to Babic's solo exhibition with CoCA December 1st-23rd, 2016.

Artist Bio

Christine Babic was born in Cordova, Alaska and is a member of the Chugach Suqpiaq tribe. Growing up she participated in a variety of traditional practices focusing on skin sewing and dance; leading her to attend & graduate from Pacific Northwest College of Art where she focused on creating her own vocabulary and methodology surrounding contemporary indigenous art practice. Most recently, Christine travelled from Seattle to Cannonball, North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.


In the process of working on her artist statement for this artist residency, Babic found herself repeatedly returning to the following passage from the Restoration era play, The Conquest of Granada (1670), by John Dryden. The commentary on colonial narrative addressed in the passage is one that Babic herself aims to unpack through her performances and work created throughout this residency. 

"I am as free as nature first made man,
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran."

-John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada

Next Event

CoCA Lab Featuring Christine Babic
October 8, 2016, 6-9pm
UN[contained] | 6555 5th Ave S | 98108
Part of Georgetown Art Attack. Ride the Art Van
Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, performance artist ilvs strauss, multimedia installation artist Trina Cooper, composer Jovino Santos Neta, fiber and installation artist Wyly Astley, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, installation artist Celeste Cooning, performance artist Carl Lawrence, rock'n'roll band Marion Walker, Seattle artist and interventionist, Suzanne Morlock, and many others since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from 4culture_color.jpg, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of Contemporary Art

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