Vision Residents are artist-curators that are invited to create, develop and present their own work as well as work by artists they are inspired by or wish to amplify in Ars Nova’s season. Vision Residents serve as panelists in all Ars Nova’s open application processes, scout new talent throughout the city, and join the artistic team as they build a years’ worth of programming, intentionally creating a more porous, equitable and power-sharing curatorial practice at Ars Nova.

2022/23 Vision Residents

Mayte Natalio is from NYC by way of Dominican parents. She studied at the LaGuardia H.S. for the Performing Arts and SUNY Purchase (BFA). She has performed and toured with the Parson’s Dance Company, Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M and Darrell Moultrie, Mylene Farmer and Kanye West. Favorite TV & Film credits include NBC’s NYE Special 2019, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), The Get Down (Netflix), NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) Harlem (Amazon). Favorite regional credits include Stagger Lee and Hair (Dallas Theater Center) and Aida (Ogunquit Playhouse). Off-Broadway credits include the immersive hit Queen of the Night and Third Rail Project’s The Grand Paradise. Choreography credits include The Winter’s Tale (Public Works/ DTC), Red Speedo (Juilliard), Runaways (NYU), Into the Woods (Barrington Stage), Love in Hate Nation (Two River Theater) and Measure for Measure (Public Theater/ Mobile Unit) Hair (The Old Globe) Pippin (UArts), La Hora Santa, Written, Directed and Choreographed by Mayte for Ars Nova’s Vision Residency Program, Pyer Moss’s Haute Couture Show for Paris Fashion Week 2021, Kiss My Aztec (Hartford Stage), How to Dance in Ohio (Syracuse Stage) and The Tattooed Lady (Philadelphia Theatre Company). Mayte is also the co-founder and executive producer of the production company, MinuteZero.

Untitled Queen is a Filipinx and Boriquén artist, drag queen, and writer based on the stolen land of the LenapeHoking, (so-called Brooklyn, NY). Through the interplay of drag, sculpture, drawing, and installation, she tells deeply emotional stories on a continuum in a constant flux of construction and deconstruction. In 2020, She presented Untitled (World), the first global LGBTQIA+ digital drag show, with 47 drag artists each representing 1 country, and benefitting 3 HIV/AIDS organizations in honor of World AIDS Day. She has been a fellow at the EFA Project Space Gallery Shift Residency and Urban Glass Residency in NY.

Past Vision Residents

River Ramirez
Machel Ross

S T A R R Busby
nicHi douglas
JJJJJerome Ellis
raja feather kelly
Jenny Koons
David Mendizabal
Rona Siddiqui

Future Vision Residents

Vision residents are selected annually with support from our artist community. Check back later for more on how you can get involved! 

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The Vision Residency program is made possible by the generous support of the Miranda Family, Diana DiMenna and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.