New Media Program Residency

New Media Program
The Mana New Media Program is dedicated to supporting the production and presentation of work focused on the intersection of art and technology. Through specialized residencies, exhibitions, programming, and online content across Mana’s locations, the program aims to foster new creative voices and involve the public in experiment and innovation in the field.  

The program is further enhanced through creative collaborations and partnerships with leading-edge thinkers, institutions, and organizations, including past and current collaborations with New Museum’s NEW INC; Nokia Bell Labs; Giphy; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program; and Rutgers University.

New Media Residency, in partnership with the School of the Art Institute
of Chicago (SAIC)

August 1, 2018–August 1, 2019

This year-long residency is designed to support the next generation of new media artists. Residents are selected by the Mana curatorial team from a pool of graduating candidates nominated by the SAIC graduate department. The program supports interdisciplinary artists and aims to foster innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship in the field of new media. As part of the community-based residency, the artists will work together in a collective studio and engage with the public through self-generated programming, workshops, and exhibitions.

Current Residents
Cat Bluemke
Jenna Boyles
Minsun Cho
Morgan Green
Joo Young Lee


(1) Joo Young Lee, The World Is Thin: Terrain, 2017. Wood, fabric, and two-channel color video, with sound. Dimensions variable, video: 3 min., 41 sec. Photo: Ye Seom Ahn

(2) Jenna Boyles, bitsofmemory.jpg, 2017. Inkjet print. 24 x 24 in. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

(3) Morgan Green, escaped refuse, 2018. Color digital video, silent. 1 min., 20 sec. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

(4) Cat Bluemke, Guided Meditation, 2017– . Virtual Reality application. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

(5) Minsun Cho, Imperfect harmony, 2018. Aluminum, steel, nuts, bearings, magnets, coils, microcontroller, and power supply. 15 x 15 in. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.