January 28, 2009 - Art Matters - Fall 2008 Grantees
January 28, 2009

Fall 2008 Grantees

James Longley
Bird seller, Tehran
Fall 2008 Grantee
Image courtesy of the artist




Art Matters, the innovative nonprofit foundation, is pleased to announce 16 grants ranging in amounts of 5,000 USD to 10,000 USD to U.S. artists focusing on communication and collaboration across national borders:

Mathieu Borysevicz
Support for Channing District Orchestra, a video document of the migrant recycling population of the Channing District in Shanghai, China.

Matthew Buckingham
Support for Subterranean Pass Way, a 16mm film projection/installation looking at the anti-slavery Underground Railroad movement in the US and Canada.

Nicole Cherubini
Support for travel to Guadalajara, Mexico to research the production of traditional ceramic wares leading to an exhibition examining function and aesthetics.

Felipe Dulzaides
Support for Utopia Posible—a project involving the unfinished Drama School in Havana, Cuba (part of the Cuban National Schools of Arts) and its architect Roberto Gottardi.

Amy Franceschini
Support for travel to Cali, Colombia to collaborate with local artist Wilson Díaz on a new body of work, Movement of the Liberation of the Coca Plant.

Victoria Fu
Support for travel from China to Taiwan retracing the route taken in 1949 by the artist’s family to escape Communist China, towards the creation of a new film.

Ken Gonzales-Day
Support for a residency at Curtiduria (Oaxaca Arts Center) in Oaxaca, Mexico to expand the artist’s exploration of race and nation begun with his study of lynching photography in the American West.

Dinh Q. Le
Support for Saigon: Diary of a Fat City, a project documenting the daily life of twelve recycling women in Saigon, Vietnam through video and installation.

Kalup Linzy
Support for the European tour of a new album/project with original music, spoken word and performance.

James Longley
Support for Sons of Iran, a feature length documentary film that will follow the lives of students and their teachers at a Khomeni boarding school in Tehran, Iran.

Michael Queenland
Support for travel and documentation of the artist’s first trip back to Jamaica in 25 years with his father to visit family land in Three Hills, Ocho Rios and to conduct research in Spanish Town and Kingston.

Paul Ramirez Jonas
Support for Desahogo, a project involving the hiring of street vendors to document oral histories of passersby in Cali, California; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Quito, Ecuador; Tijuana, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Randy Regier
Support for a toy-making and vending project involving El Rastro flea market in Madrid, Spain

Emily Roysdon
Support for a project in Berlin in collaboration with Swedish artist Klara Liden as part of a series using choreography as political practice and form of social organizing.

Xaviera Simmons
Travel to the Northeast coast of Australia to research ideas of Dreamtime and landscape in aboriginal communities, and to set up a free outdoor photography studio in collaboration with Australian sculptor and painter Daniel Templeton.

Jeff Sonhouse
Support for travel to Brazil, Columbia, Panama and the Caribbean to engage in conversations with artists of African descent for a video documentary.

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