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In Process at The Watermill Center is our ongoing series of studio visits that invite the community to gain insight into the creative process of our international Artists-in-Residence, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work.


About The Artists

Brian Block is a sculptor whose work stems from original research into the language and ideology of selected “perceptual authorities.” Block considers his foundational research – studying an institution, collecting artifacts, archiving as the beginnings of a form of “counter knowledge” at the base of his practice. His works arise from the reshaping of the tropes of legitimacy of his sources, offering a fictive trick-mirror imitation of institutional reality production. His practice is positioned in the interplay of the somewhat fictive reality of ideology with the fictive realm of art. Block lives and works in New York City and Grafton, NY.


Maria Louizou is a Greek sculptor born and based in Athens. She creates large-scale sculptures which provide the audience with space for interaction and expression. Her vocal compositions are inspired by traditional female vocal laments. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in sculpture from the Athens School of Fine Arts (A.S.F.A.). She studied music theory (classical and electronic) at the Athens Conservatoire. She was recently awarded the “ARTWORKS 2020” prize. Her research “The Body in Contemporary Sculpture, Greek Tradition, and Polyphonic Composition” won a grant by the Greek Ministry of Culture in 2020. Her work has been shown in New York at The Watermill Center’s 2019 Annual Summer Benefit, as well as in Beijing, where she was awarded the prize “China Taiyuan International Youth Metal Sculpture” in 2018. Her work was displayed at the “Theorimata 2018” exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (E.M.S.T.). Her last solo show “Six Breaths per Minute” took place at Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta in Athens in 2021. She is currently presenting a collective work in collaboration with Columbia University and Victoria Square Project team.


Born in Poland and based in France, Ola Maciejewska is a dancer and choreographer. In 2012 she obtained her MA in Contemporary Theatre and Dance Studies at the University of Utrecht. She made her choreographic debut with Loie Fuller: Research (2011) at TENT Rotterdam. In 2015, Maciejewska premiered BOMBYX MORI in Paris at la Ménagerie de verre as part of the Festival Les Inaccoutumés. From 2016-2018 Maciejewska was associate artist of Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie. Her latest work, DANCE CONCERT had its world premiere at National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan and was presented at Centre Pompidou as part of the 2018 Festival d’Automne in France. BOMBYX MORI and DANCE CONCERT are supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of New Settings. In 2019, she received a grant from “International Tanzmesse NRW” to make research on the scenography of Rolf Borzik at the Archives of the Pina Bausch Foundation in the fall of 2020. Ola Maciejewska is a recipient of the 2022 Baroness Nina von Maltzahn Fellowship for the Performing Arts at The Watermill Center.


Additional Information

All attendees must be fully vaccinated, and present proof of vaccination during check-in. Those unable to show proof of vaccination will be turned away. For the foreseeable future, unvaccinated children are unable to attend. Masks are required indoors.


Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for the check-in process.


The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about any accessibility issues or needs, please email us at [email protected].


image: “Six Breaths Per Minute” by Maria Louizou, photo copyright Petros Toufexis