Maia Chao, Stephen Pace Artist in Residence
with collaborator henry bradley
October 1 – November 26

Hudson D. Walker Gallery
with the support of The Stephen and Palmina Pace Foundation

Maia Chao. Work in progress, 2023. Still. HD video. Courtesy of Tyler Burdenski.

“I am drawn to working at various in-betweens as an artist: in between the art museum and the public, the art gallery and the artist, the art organization and its contract workers.”  – Maia Chao

The Hudson D. Walker Gallery, with the support of the Stephen and Palmina Pace Foundation, is transformed into an 8-week residency workspace for mid-career artists.

We are excited to welcome and host Maia Chao, an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and 2017-2018 Visual Arts Fellow, as our 2023 Stephen Pace Artist in Residence. 

henry bradley, GLOSSOLALIA, 2017. Still. HD video. 53 minutes, colour. Courtesy of the artist.

During the 8-week Pace Residency, Chao will collaborate with artist henry bradley to develop a public artwork commissioned by the Times Square Alliance for 2024. They will use the Hudson D. Walker Gallery to experiment with formal and conceptual research on crowds, public safety, and theater. 

Please coordinate a studio visit at Hudson D. Walker Gallery by emailing Maia Chao at

About the Artists

Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who works across performance, video, and social practice. She has participated in residencies and exhibitions at The Shed, Tufts University Art Galleries, RISD Museum, Hurford Center for the Arts at Haverford College, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, Queer|Art, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. She is based in Philadelphia and is a member of the art collective and DIY art space Vox Populi. She is currently a Pew Fellow and artist in residence at Times Square Arts. She teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. 

henry bradley works with forms of expanded documentary and social practice. His projects have explored issues across contemporary labor and ecological futures. In 2018, he graduated from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, and since then has undertaken residencies and exhibitions internationally with Gasworks, London; New Creatives (ICA, London and BBC, UK); The Room Projects, Paris, and LUX, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Fondazione Prada, Venice; Jerwood Arts, London, among many others. He was a 2023 participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, USA.

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