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Faena Art Announces Inaugural Artist in Residency Program


Faena Art announces inaugural Artist in Residence program with three Miami-based multidisciplinary artists.

Jamilah Sabur, Suzi Analogue, and Paperwater will work in-residence at the Faena Forum, transforming the OMA designed building into temporary artist studios. The program will run from July to September 2020.

Faena Art’s Artist in Residence program responds to the organization’s mission to foster and engage the local artistic community and support experimental art-making practices through this marked period of uncertainty.


We are excited to transform the Forum into a shelter for the arts

- Alan Faena

While in residence, each artist will explore persistent themes in their work, initiating new projects and collaborations while completing past endeavors. Sabur, who works across performance, video, and installation and frequently considers the past, present, and future linked to the complex relationship between varied geographies, will create a new video work while in residence.

Analogue, who as a producer, songwriter, composer and founder of Never Normal Records aims to highlight creators from the African Diaspora, will be working on several projects at the Forum. These include audio/visual recordings utilizing synthesized sound and a motion picture sponsored in part by a Teenage Engineering artist fellowship, a new initiative supporting artists of color in the music industry.


Right now, more than ever, the worldwide conversation everyone should be having is how we can bring communities together and heal from the mass devastation and inequity that groups of people are facing daily.

- Suzie Analogue

Comprised of artists Daygee Kwia and Eddy Samy, Paperwater is an avant-garde production duo fusing alternative electronic and Hip Hop with hints of indie. While in residence, Paperwater will finalize The Florida Project, a collaborative album featuring various Florida-based artists, in addition to recording studio sessions and new creative content.

Launching with Sabur, Analogue, and Paperwater, Faena Art intends to expand the program and invite additional artists to continue to develop their practice within the walls of the Forum.



Jamilah Sabur is a multidisciplinary artist who works in performance, video, and installation. Her work frequently references her Jamaican heritage, as well as geography and geology, to explore the temporary nature of our world and of our fleeting presence in it –a fact that connects us all. In 2019, her solo show Hammer Projects: Jamilah Sabur was featured at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Several galleries and institutions have also exhibited her work, such as Nina Johnson (Miami); Pérez Art Museum, Miami; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, among others.


Suzi Analogue is a prolific black female producer, songwriter, composer, and creator of Never Normal Records, a Bronx-founded, Miami based organization highlighting new audio/visual works from composers within the African diaspora. She is energetically pioneering a new wave of female producers in electronic music and beyond, with global tours and workshops in the United States, Africa, Asia, and The Americas, and resonating with a message of unity: Never Normal Worldwide. Analogue is a member of the Recording Academy/Grammys.


Paperwater is an avant-garde production duo comprised of artists Daygee Kwia and Eddy Samy. Based out of Miami, Paperwater fuses alternative electronic and Hip Hop with hints of Indie and is signed to Wet Paper Records. The duo met in highschool and began producing for artists locally as well as in Europe, while holding DJ residencies in Miami hotspots. Paperwater released their first single in 2017 and began playing shows shortly after, with acts such as Snakehips and Sango. Their most notable performances include opening for Flying Lotus , Mura Masa, SOHN, and Lido, with festival slots at Middlelands (Texas), III Points (Miami), and Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas).


FAENA ART is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that houses and produces post-disciplinary and time-based experiences. A catalyst for innovative, site-specific, and immersive creative practices, FAENA ART is a transformative bridge across the Americas, between the south and the north, the popular and the experimental, activism, and research. FAENA ART fosters new models for performative social interaction that transcend the traditional boundaries of art, science, philosophy, and social practice.


For more information about the artist in residence program, please contact Meg Connolly Communications, [email protected] / 212.505.8200 or visit