Aria Dean (b. 1993) is an artist, writer, and curator living and working in Los Angeles and New York. Her work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at such venues as the Sunroom, Richmond, Virginia (2018); Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York (2017); de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017); and Veronica, Seattle (2017); among others. Her writing has appeared in publications including Artforum, Art in America, e-flux, The New Inquiry, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Spike Quarterly, Kaleidoscope Magazine, and CURA Magazine. She serves as Assistant Curator of Net Art and Digital Culture at Rhizome. She also co-directs Los Angeles project space As It Stands. Dean will use the residency to produce a series of short films based on Get-Together: A Tragedy of Language, a play she wrote and directed for the Swiss Institute, New York.