2015 Art Matters grantees

2015 Art Matters grantees

Art Matters

2015 Art Matters Grantee Eiko Otake, A Body in a Station, 2014. Photo: William Johnston.
December 17, 2015
2015 Art Matters grantees
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Art Matters is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 grants to individual artists. The foundation awarded 25 grants of 5,000 and 10,000 USD for ongoing work or projects that break ground aesthetically and socially.

In addition, the foundation awarded six discretionary grants intended to catalyze momentum for projects at a critical juncture.

In announcing the grants, Art Matters Director Sacha Yanow said, “We are thrilled to support this extraordinary group of artists from across the US. Their practices are diverse, engaging issues of social justice and experimenting with form. Their voices are important and through our funding we hope to help amplify them.”

2015 grantees:

Morgan Bassichis (Brooklyn, NY)
Support for ongoing work

Blights Out (New Orleans)
Open House, a series of architectural charrettes in the Upper Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans that envisions its development

Paco Cao (Bronx, NY)
Support for ongoing work

Cog•nate Collective (Santa Ana, CA)
Expansion of Mobile Agora Project (MAP) to two other border sites: Sobreruedas Otay in Tijuana and the South Bay Swap Meet in San Diego

Karla Diaz (Wilmington, CA)
Support for ongoing work

Demian DinéYazhi' (Portland)
Support for ongoing work

Eating in Public (Kaneohe, HI)
FREE SAMPLES (FS), a “sidewalk-to-table” edible weeds project at the Crop Shop farmers market at the Kuhio Park housing towers, the University of Hawaii campus, and other sites

LaMont Hamilton (Chicago)
Support for ongoing work

Vanessa Hernández Gracia   (San Juan, PR)
Support for ongoing work

Daniel Alexander Jones (New York)
Development of DUAT, an evening-length performance piece in three parts, to premiere at Soho Rep under the direction of Will Davis

Joe Mama-Nitzberg (Catskill, NY)
Support for ongoing work

Park McArthur (New York)
Development of two upcoming solo exhibitions (SFMOMA and the Jewish Museum, New York) that expand the artist’s sculptural work and writing

Azikiwe Mohammed (New York)
Support for ongoing work

Alan Nakagawa (Los Angeles)
RESONANCE: HIROSHIMA/WENDOVER, a sound and video project involving the atomic bomb that connects the Hiroshima Atomic Dome to the Wendover Hangar in Utah

Eiko Otake (New York)
A Body in Places, a series of intimate solo performances

Carl Pope (Indianapolis)
Support for ongoing work

Cameron Rowland (New York)
Support for ongoing work

Sable Elyse Smith (New York)
Support for ongoing work

Sharita Towne (Portland)
Support for ongoing work

Allison Warden (Anchorage, AK)
Support for ongoing work

Marie Watt (Portland)
Support for ongoing work

Faith Wilding (Providence, RI)
Travel to Paraguay, where the artist was born, to research and record ecological destruction due to GMO mono-crops

Fletcher Williams (North Charleston, SC)
Support for ongoing work

Rosten Woo (Los Angeles)
Support for ongoing work

Lauren Woods (Dallas)
Support for ongoing work

2015 discretionary grantees:

Chances Dances (Chicago)
Platforms: 10 Years of Chances, a citywide series of exhibitions, performances, panels and interventions

Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel (New York)
Happy Birthday, Marsha!—a film about legendary transgender artist and activist, Marsha P. Johnson and her life in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC

Janet Henry (Queens, NY)
Development of the Hoodie Project

John Kelly (New York)
Recreation of the artist’s performance Love of a Poet as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival

Los Dos (El Paso, TX)
Support for ongoing work

Julie Tolentino (Los Angeles)
Development of the Clit Club Book Project

For more information on Art Matters, please visit www.artmattersfoundation.org.

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