September 18, 2008 - Art Matters - Announces Spring 2008 Grantees
September 18, 2008

Announces Spring 2008 Grantees

Art Matters grant recipient Ivan Monforte’s Por Vida, 2006.
Photo courtesy of the artist.


Art Matters, the innovative nonprofit foundation, is pleased to announce 21 grants ranging in amounts of 3,000 to 10,000 USD to artists focusing on communication and collaboration across national borders:

Sabrina Artel
Support for the project Trailer Talk: ON THE LINE, exploring the US-Mexico border between California and Texas.

Seth Augustine
Support for travel and exchange with Chinese artist Shi Yong towards a new collaborative performance/installation.

Tamy Ben-Tor
Support for travel to Horzl, Poland to shoot a new video as part of a series based on biblical stories.

Dave Burns
Support for the Los Angeles collective Fallen Fruit to lead “public fruit” activities and dialogue in Sister City Auckland, New Zealand .

Jonathan Calm
Support for travel to France to investigate social housing complexes in the suburbs of Paris and Marseilles.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Support for Borderless– a project involving travel to Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Paul Galloway
Support to travel to Egypt to study the tradition of portraiture in Coptic Christianity.

Leslie Hewitt
Support for travel to the Netherlands to research Dutch still life paintings created during the period of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade at the Rijksmuseum in Holland.

Fawn Krieger
Support for continuing research and interviews with former Trümmerfraun “Rubble Women” in Berlin.

Rodney McMillan
Support for a collaboration with London-based poet and performance artist Caroline Bergvall towards creation of a new performance work.

Ivan Monforte
Support for video and performance project in which the artist interviews Fa’afafines in Western and American Samoa and receives the Lima tattoo.

My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade)
Support for Nile-ism, a site-specific performance project in Cairo, Egypt in two parts.

Trevor Paglen
Research involving a1986 CIA plane crash in Nicaragua that led to the exposure of the “Iran-Contra Scandal”.

Ernesto Pujol
Support for INGRAINED—working with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico to develop a new site-specific installation.

Ishmael Randall Weeks
Support for Proyecto Nomade II, which uses hybrid man-powered vehicles to examine ideas of the individual within the local and global marketplace.

Andrea Ray
Support for travel and research in Freetown Christiania in Denmark, the Whiteway Colony in the UK, and utopian communities in Ireland.

Luis Sánchez Ramírez
Support for a site-specific installation recreating the artist’s experience during his process of immigration in Baja California.

Jeannie Simms
Support for Readymaids, a performance video and photo project involving “maid agencies” in Java, Indonesia.

Tavares Strachan
Support for travel to Star City, Russia, site of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.

Tam Van Tran
Support for travel to Vietnam to collaborate with artists at Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Institute as well as organizing group shows and open studios with artist Dinh Q Le.

Anne Walsh
Support for an adapted film version of Leonora Carrington’s comic novel The Hearing Trumpet, set and shot in present-day Mexico.


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