art matters announces grantees

Art Matters, the innovative nonprofit foundation, is pleased to announce 23 grants ranging in amounts of 3,000 USD to 10,000 USD to artists focusing on communication and collaboration across national borders:

Mark Blankenship
Support for the collaboration with artists from Iceland and Germany on new video works as part of the artist’s web project The Critical Condition.

Jane Callister
Support for travel to the Isle of Man, where the artist was born, to collect video footage and found objects for the installation, Found in Translation.

Alejandro Cesarco
Support for travel to Montevideo, Uruguay to create a film portrait of the artist’s grandfather, a Holocaust survivor.

William Cordova
Support for travel to Peru, Uruguay and 35 US states to document historic landmarks associated with radical community activist groups.

Santiago Cucullu
Support for travel to Peru to research the architectural remnants of various Pre-Incan cultures.

Alejandro Diaz
Support to expand the artist’s “handmade sign” project to Mexico City and surrounding rural towns.

Zackary Drucker
Support for travel to Berlin to collaborate with performance artist and drag queen Vaginal Davis.

Jon Haddock
Support for a digital drawing project involving personal reflections of residents of the former Soviet Union.

Franklin Joyce
Support for the collaboration with Indonesian counter-culture icon/brand designer Dendy Darman and artist Veroland on a project involving bicycle taxis in Java, Indonesia.

Arnold Kemp
Support for a residency in France to work with painter Pierre Soulages.

Osman Khan
Support for the creation of a site-specific installation in Lahore, Pakistan involving the remote viewing of the Taj Mahal.

Simone Leigh
Support for travel to Durban, South Africa, to research contemporary material culture in Zululand.

Dave McKenzie
Support for travel and research in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Cape Town, South Africa for a film project based on Italo Calvino’s Marcovaldo or the Seasons in the City and Invisible Cities.

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
Support for travel to Castelfidardo, Italy to attend the 34th annual Festival Internazionale Fisarmonica and tour the Borsini factory.

Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Support for a project in Ho Chi Minh City involving “advertisement” billboards.

Brooke O’Harra (Dyke Division of the Theater of the Two-Headed Calf)
Support for travel to Istanbul to create the live soap opera Room for Cream Istanbul, in collaboration with Lambda Istanbul and local queer performers.

Izhar Patkin
Support for Veiled Threats.

Robert Pruitt
Support for travel to Mali to research the intersection of Hip Hop and traditional Dogon culture in Bamako and the annual festival on the Niger in Segou.

Duke Riley
Support for artist’s return to the island Bequia in the south Caribbean Sea to create tattoo designs inspired by the residents contemporary whaling tales and personal histories.

Marc Andre Robinson
Support for travel to South Africa to investigate the artist’s Afrikaner family history and create a project on land that was once a family farm.

Ginger Brooks Takahashi
Support for a research trip to Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, inspired by Ulrike Ottinger’s film Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia.

Visual Aids
Support for the Robert Blanchon Estate Project.

Hong-Kai Wang
Support for the project Watching Dust, involving Robert Ashley’s opera Dust and “comfort women” survivors at the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation in Taiwan.

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