December 18, 2012 - Art Matters - 2012 grantees
December 18, 2012

2012 grantees

Irvin Morazan, The Cook, 2009. Art Matters Grantee 2012. Image courtesy of the artist.

Art Matters announces 2012 grantees


Art Matters, the nonprofit foundation, is pleased to announce 32 grants ranging in amounts of 3,000 to 10,000 USD to artists who are working on socially engaging projects with a local, national and/or global focus.

Nicole Awai
Support for travel to La Brea Pitch Lake in Trinidad.

Rozalinda Borcila
Support for travel and research into extraterritorial zones in the US, with a focus on Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) and Immigrant Detention Centers.

Che Chen
Support for research in Mauritania into Haratine and Beydane contemporary music culture.

Sandra de la Loza
Support for ongoing work.

Sergio de la Torre
Support for Noise (working title), the third chapter of a video trilogy exploring Chinese immigration in Mexico.

Harry Dodge
Support for ongoing work.

Daniel Duford
Support for Ringing the Temple Bell a three-day event involving performances, workshops and the building of an earthen bread oven/kiln.

Kate Gilmore
Support for ongoing work.

Renée Green
Support for Returning Kaleidoscopic Migration Constellations, a film involving movements of people in the history of California, New York, Brazil, Vienna, and Berlin.

Wynne Greenwood
Support for new work inspired by the Serbian mythological creature Azdaja, to be presented at Drugstore, a queer cultural space in Belgrade.

Trajal Harrell
Support for travel to Japan to research Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh dance, starting with the question, “how does one vogue Tatsumi Hijikata?”

Pablo Helguera 
Support for ongoing work.

Laryssa Husiak
Support for ongoing work.

Mary Jeys
Support for ongoing work.

Jennie C. Jones
Support for the artist’s “Acoustic Painting” series, which uses soundproofing materials from industrial settings to bridge two-dimensional works and audio pieces.

Vishal Jugdeo
Support for a video project in Kolkata, India, involving the port of departure, globalization and tolerance of marginal sexualities.

Deana Lawson
Support for travel to Haiti, Jamaica, and Ghana to continue the artist’s portraiture photography work.

Ander Mikalson
Support for ongoing work.

Irvin Morazan
Support for travel to Tokyo to explore the subculture of Dekotora trucks.

Alison O’Daniel
Support for The Tuba Thieves, a film project exploring the recurring theft of sound in Southern California.

Akosua Adoma Owusu
Support for Kwaku Ananse, a short film combining autobiography with mythology from the artist’s native country of Ghana.

Vesna Pavlović
Support for ongoing work.

Paul Pfeiffer
Support for the film Vitruvian Figure (2014), documenting the production process of the artist’s warehouse size architectural model of the Philippine Arena mega-church currently under construction in the outskirts of Manila.

Support for The Repellent Fence, a site-specific installation and monument examining the Tohono O’odham border experience as a metaphor for the Western hemisphere’s larger Indigenous human rights crisis.

Elaine Reichek
Support for travel to London for research on embroidery artist Mary Linwood.

Miljohn Ruperto
Support for a film project involving travel to Johannesburg, South Africa and England, for interviews with former members of an anti-apartheid group.

Lisa Sigal 
Support for ongoing work.

Hong-An Truong
Support for travel to Vietnam for the creation of the video A Chilly Night at a Desolate Place, juxtaposing Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with the Vietnamese folk opera Cai-Luong.

Jono Vaughan
Support for ongoing work.

Stacy Lynn Waddell
Support for ongoing work.

Will Wilson
Support for Towards a Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange, a project inviting indigenous artists, arts professionals and tribal governance to engage in the performative ritual that is the studio portrait.

Geo Wyeth
Support to document a series of site-specific, research-driven performances in rural South Carolina and Alabama as part of ongoing performance project Haunts.

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