Arturo VidichAlumni, Class of 2011
Arturo Vidich’s work consists of open-ended stories that are completed and complicated by active spectators. Often showing in non-theatrical spaces, he navigates slippery relationships between the watcher and the watched. Improvisation is essential to his artistic practice. By guiding his impulsive behavior into creative pursuits, the materials and formatting of his work can shift depending on the project at hand. Many of Vidich’s projects demand learning new skills, which accumulate, and often extend into realms not typically associated with artists. For example, Vidich’s life long interest in non-human animals led him to work as a veterinary technician for three years, and achieve a certificate in dog training.
Vidich has been an artist-in-residence at New York LIve Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, Movement Research, The Chocolate Factory, and Chashama. Vidich is a Creative Capital 2013 Performing Arts grant recipient. In 2007, he co-founded Culture Push, a non-profit arts organization that brings together diverse professionals to share knowledge and resources (culturepush.org). Through Culture Push, he initiated a collaborative open-source residency, called Genesis Project, for artists who work or want to work with or through the body.
He also achieved a pilot’s license.
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