Art Matters is delighted to announce the recipients of our fall 2014 grants. We awarded 28 grants ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 USD to artists for specific projects, travel and research, and ongoing work that breaks ground aesthetically and socially.
Mark Allen (Los Angeles, CA) Research support for new models of artistic collaboration based on Allen’s work as director of Machine Project in LA.
Kamrooz Aram (Brooklyn, NY) Ancient Through Modern, an ongoing project that intervenes in museum collections of Islamic Art.
Ouida Angelica Biddle / ORFICE (Long Beach, CA) Support for ongoing work.
Wafaa Bilal (New York, NY) I Really Want to be White, an installation at the intersection of Middle Eastern decorative arts and robotics.
Garrett Bradley (New Orleans, LA) The Discovery of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929, a reimagining of 12 missing early films which may have had integrated casts and/or been directed by black filmmakers.
Carolina Caycedo (Los Angeles, CA) BE DAMMED, an art/activism project about the effects of dam construction on the natural and social landscapes of the Americas.
Andrea Chung (San Diego, CA) Support for ongoing work.
Sean Donovan (Brooklyn, NY) Support for ongoing work.
Craig Drennen (Atlanta, GA) Support for ongoing work.
Angela Ellsworth (Phoenix, AZ) Soundproofed, a solo performance in a Mormon Church-funded mall in Utah as part of the artist’s ongoing Plural Wife Project.
Rafa Esparza (Los Angeles, CA) Woven, a sculptural performance venue, consisting of a 30-foot, sprung dance floor on the Los Angeles River.
Christy Gast (Miami, FL) Support to develop a scent that facilitates interspecies communication between humans and beavers in Tierra del Fuego.
Mariam Ghani (Brooklyn, NY) Research toward a long-term project examining the history of the Afghan Left through five unfinished Afghan films from 1978-92.
Jeffrey Gibson (Germantown, NY) Like A Hammer, a new performance involving Native American powwow culture, drumming, and house music. Michelle Handelman (Brooklyn, NY) Hustlers + Empires, a multichannel video about aging, death, and chaos.
David Hartt (Chicago, IL) Apomorph, a film relating the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago to the Open City at the Catholic University of Valparaíso’s school of architecture.
Ellen Lesperance (Portland, OR) Support for research in the Greenham Commons Women’s Peace Camp archives in London.
Naotaka Hiro & Sid M. Dueñas (Pasadena, CA) Support for ongoing work.
Senga Nengudi (Colorado Springs, CO) Support for a project that involves the composition of unique personal symphonies.
Tsz Yan Ng (Ann Arbor, MI) Support for ongoing work.
Kameelah Rasheed (Brooklyn, NY) HOME/ARCHIVE, a collaborative archival project exploring how domestic space stages remembrance.
Marco Rios (Los Angeles, CA) Erection Room, a site-specific installation that responds to the physical presence of people who encounter it.
ET Russian (Seattle, WA) Support for ongoing work.
Tuesday Smillie (Brooklyn, NY) Support for ongoing work.
Kate Sopko (Cleveland, OH) Support for ongoing work.
Tattfoo Tan (Staten Island, NY) Support for ongoing work.
Kanako Wynkoop (Olympia, WA) An experimental, multidisciplinary documentary focusing on tensions between the un-housed and the relatively privileged in Olympia, WA.
Steven Yazzie (Phoenix, AZ) The Mountain Project, an ongoing project that involves tours of regional geographies with indigenous participants.
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5. "school's out for winter" In response to Reply # 0
i'm so glad. i'm exhausted. but i got my first essay back and i got a really good grade, which i'm particularly happy about since most people did not do well & also i was terrified of my tutor lol. it's been i've managed to keep on top of my reading & hit all my deadlines.
i've been at some wonderful events recently, both creative & academic, and have been connecting with fantastic people. also reconnecting with friends i haven't seen for a while.
i've met new people who are so open & welcoming for when i hit the middle east at the end of the month. i'm really looking forward to checking out a new place, as well as obviously seeing father dearest & his whole clan. LULZ
6. "juba!" In response to Reply # 0 Fri Dec-12-14 09:02 PM by akon
next sunday. im too excited. not just to be back there (as messed up as things are :o) but also because i have a project with the teaching hospital that will be pretty meaningful (i hope) in the long run, and to a group im passionate about (pregnant women!)
so..... i cant wait to leave this damn school environment just two finals and 3 papers standing between me and that flight.
but.. mainly came here to say CONGRATULATIONS!! im so proud!
. http://perspectivesudans.blogspot.com/ i myself would never want to be god,or even like god.Because god got all these human beings on this planet and i most certainly would not want to be responsible for them, or even have the disgrace that i made them.
this week has been kinda spectacular. got to hang out with a college friend i hadn't seen in a minute, finally got to see/hear roxane gay in person (and i asked her a question about barefoot contessa idc idc idc), and now i'm off work for a whole week. s/o to #alldecembereverything.
tomorrow will be all about #unsober shenanigans with one of my girlfriends, then eventually coming home and passing out. sunday is my annual b-day ladybrunch where we will consume ALL OF THE MIMOSAS and, if past years are any indication, the waitstaff will politely ask us to leave b/c we're the last ones there and they need to set the restaurant up for dinner service.
i have no idea what 38 will look like, but here's to finding out.
life is good and love is good and god is good...y'all have fun and be safe out there, mmkay?
~~wbg~~ "I pray sometimes to keep my head together, because you can use prayer however you want. There are no rules one way or the other." --Jami Attenberg