Michael Mandiberg

Program Director

Michael Mandiberg is a interdisciplinary artist and scholar who creates conceptual art projects, design objects, and publications that explore themes that include environmentalism, collaboration and pedagogy. A recipient of fellowships and commissions from Eyebeam,, and, his work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. He is Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and Doctoral Faculty the CUNY Graduate Center. His work lives at

Esteban Jefferson

Program Coordinator

Esteban Jefferson is a New York-based artist working in a variety of two-dimensional media. He is currently an artist-in-residence at LMCC’s 2016-17 Workspace Program, and previously was a 2015 recipient of the SIP Fellowship at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts’ Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. He joined the New York Arts Practicum in 2016. Learn more about him at

Practicum Mentors

Practicum mentors host a participant in their studio for an apprenticeship, lead seminar discussion and serve as guest critics. Each mentors’ full practicum descriptions are here.


Site Visits

During the 8 week program we have guest seminar leaders and weekly site visits.

Last year’s mentors and visitors included: Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels at Jack Shainman Gallery, Ingrid Burrington, Angela Dufresne, Kerry Downey, Mariam Ghani at the Queens Museum, Ingrid Haftel at the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Heather Hart, Lindsay Howard, Octavia Knox at Pace Gallery, Steve Lambert, Ernest Larsen & Sherry Millner, Kristin Lucas & Joe McKay, Jacqueline Mabey, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Daniel Palmer, Stephanie Pereira at Kickstarter, Julie Perini, Hatuey Ramos-Fermín at the Laundromat Project, Greg Sholette, Paul Soulellis, Dannielle Tegeder, Stephen Truax at Cheim and Read, Stephen Zacks and members of Collaborative Projects, and Marina Zurkow.