Grant Program

Cannupa Hanska Luger
SITE Santa Fe
New Work Project Grants

At Site Santa Fe, Cannupa Hanska Luger will present “Future Ancestral Technologies” (FAT), an immersive mixed-media installation that articulates a futuristic science-fiction narrative in which human migration is essential for survival. FAT utilizes science fiction theory, creative storytelling, and a radical use of materials to influence a global consciousness and...

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Abigail Lucien
Emerging Artist Residency Fellow

Abigail Lucien’s practice looks at ways cultural identities and inherited colonial structures transmit to the body and psyche. Part familiar, part foreign, Lucien’s works employ an architectural vernacular – challenging systems of assimilation through material and asking what it means for the body to empathize with a place. The...

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Athena LaTocha
BRIC
New Work Project Grant

Athena LaTocha’s practice is rooted in her native heritage; it involves abandoning manufactured materials rooted in Western culture in favor of paint brushes made from branches or shredded tires, and pigments devised from organic substances. As an Indigenous American artist, LaTocha’s work challenges Western art-making conventions. A major new work...

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Jennifer Moon
Grants for Visual Artists

Through an interdisciplinary investigation of organizing systems (social systems, institutional structures, power relations, scientific theories, emotional frameworks), Jennifer Moon’s work entangles life with art to reveal how these systems are inscribed, transmitted, performed, and perpetuated through bodies (human, nonhuman, material, immaterial). Playfully pushing unlikely configurations—a book of obsessive crushes...

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Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
UNO St. Claude Gallery, University of New Orleans
New Work Project Grant

Brooklyn-based collaborators, Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere's project will harness the musical talents of the residents of New Orleans Musicians’ Village—a 2006 housing initiative in the 9th Ward which provided financial assistance to bring musicians back to New Orleans after the catastrophic devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches. A...

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Sydney Pursel
Native American Residency Fellow

Sydney Pursel is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in socially engaged, activist, performance, video and new media arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots. Some of Sydney's projects are used to educate others about food politics, language loss, appropriation, and history in addition to...

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Rowan Renee
Grants for Visual Artists

Rowan Renee’s use of images interrogates how sexual bodies are gendered, victimized, policed and punished. Working with photographic, printmaking and sculptural techniques, Renee produces and appropriates images that intervene on issues of authorship, the representation of queer and feminine bodies within the art-historical canon, and the intersection of homophobia and...

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Jessica Segall
Grants for Visual Artists

Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, performance and video. In her work, she presents acts of endurance and builds tools for survival in a precarious time. Travels to hostile climates inspire her work, which is designed to unpack ideas of environmental conservation and bring a little wildness...

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Marie Watt
Grants for Visual Artists

As a citizen of the Seneca Nation of Indians, Marie Watt engages Indigenous knowledge to forge new relationships and remember connectedness. Encountering a John Singer Sargent portrait portraying a dog with an unfurled tongue, Watt remembers the Seneca creation story that teaches that animals are our First Teachers. She writes,...

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Raven Chacon
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
New Work Project Grant

Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. He will be the first Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in its new track dedicated to the field of sound art, experimental music, and music composition. Chacon will produce new sound installations, musical...

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Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Grants for Visual Artists

Miami-based Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s precise drawings continually explore themes of cultural hybridity and identity politics. His recent body of work examines ideas of dislocation and exoticism through a series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings. Cross-cultural and hybrid identities are explored through obvious and clichéd aspects of tropical culture together with...

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Parisa Ghaderi
Emerging Artist Residency Fellow

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, visual artist and filmmaker Parisa Ghaderi’s move to the United States in 2009 revealed to her the in-between state—never fully having arrived and never fully having left—that greatly influences her work. Gharderi addresses emotional and physical distance, compounded loss, and the opacity of language....

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Anna Hepler
Grants for Visual Artists

Isolated in the island of Eastport, Maine, Anna Hepler works in ceramics, crocheted wire, soft sculpture, collage, etching, and virtually any other medium pulled into her creative orbit.[1] Hepler has worked with air to create non-static sculptures, restless with cycles of inflation and deflation; and has built large sculptural forms...

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Tarrah Krajnak
Grants for Visual Artists

Indigenous to Peru and adopted into a working-class transracial family, Tarrah Krajnak is a photo-based artist whose early experience established her ongoing artistic preoccupation with forgotten landscapes, orphanhood, exile, race, origins, and the way these constructs are written on the body and in the archive. Her current project explores the...

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Jan Mun
Grants for Visual Artists

Jan Mun is a media artist that creates social sculptures working with digital and living media. The landscape has become her framework to unfold stories about others and herself by using a combination of artistic and scientific processes that manifest in the form of interactive installations, photography, performance, and bio-art....

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