2021 Resident Artist
Survived through colonialism and war, the Chamorro family structure offers a way to love and care for each other in times of collective need. In a magical realist setting, utilizing electronics, notes, interviews, and field recordings, resident artist Crystal Peñalosa explores her Chamorro ancestry as a basis for future independence and self-actualization.
Crystal Penalosa – Voice and Electronics
Crystal Peñalosa (she/they) is an artist and interdisciplinary designer based in New York. Their work focuses on self-compassion practices while engaging with authenticity and personal safety. She has performed collaboratively and presented solo works in New York at The New School, MoMA PS1, Roulette, Issue Project Room, SPEKTRUM in Berlin, and at the Golden Pudel in Hamburg. She currently works with the veteran underground record label Generations Unlimited, Voluminous Arts record label, and with the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Innovation.
This performance is made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation. The Jerome Foundation, a long-time supporter of young composers, was a mainstay in Roulette’s early development and continues to help us fulfill our mission by presenting ambitious work by promising artists. Each year, the Jerome Foundation supports five artist residencies and four commissions at Roulette.