RECIPIENTS

Annesofie Sandal
Emerging Artist Residency Fellow

The Foundation is pleased to provide residency support to Annesofie Sandal, who will spend time at Santa Fe Art Institute in 2016 to develop new work. Ms. Sandal's art work explores the space where the personal and private sphere merges with the public and collective. The artist writes,...

Park McArthur and
Chisenhale Gallery
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for a new commission by Park McArthur that will premiere at Chisenhale Gallery as part of the artist's first solo exhibition in the U.K. Working in sculpture, sound and text, Ms. McArthur addresses the formal and informal structures of care, the...

Anna Tsouhlarakis
Grants for Visual Artists

Through her sculpture, performance, installation and video, Anna Tsouhlarakis is helping to create a new vocabulary within the dialogue of Native American art. She is interested in building conceptual connections between seemingly disparate subjects and combining them to become the tool for deciphering and interpreting her own familial narratives. The...

James Angello
Native American Residency Fellow

The Foundation is pleased to provide residency support to James Angello, who will spend time at the Vermont Studio Center in 2015 to develop new work. Mr. Angello uses collage as a point of departure, explaining, "I collect, alter, fabricate and assemble objects. I want to understand them,...

Zoe Sheehan Saldana
Grants for Visual Artists

Zoe Sheehan Saldana fabricates functional, handmade, faithful duplicates of mass-produced objects. She then releases her creations into environments where they risk going unnoticed. The artist writes, "I hope that the objects and experiences I create provoke unsettledness, to make us consider once again, and with greater attention, that which...

Shadi Harouni
Grants for Visual Artists

Shadi Harouni follows the absurd and surreal ways in which form and experience are manipulated in politics. The artist's experience of post-war/revolution Iran (as an Iranian and a Kurdish Jew) and the Islamic Republic’s uncertain relationship to music, fashion, taboos and contrabands has been a starting point for much of...

Dread Scott
Grants for Visual Artists

Dread Scott works in a range of media: performance, installation, photography, video, screen-print and painting. The thread that connects his work is an engagement with sharp social questions confronting humanity and a desire to push formal and conceptual boundaries. (Excerpt and images below selected from grant proposal. All works...

Carolina Caycedo
Grants for Visual Artists

Carolina Caycedo’s art practice moves beyond the bounds of the studio, gallery and institution and extends into the realm of the social, where she explores systems of movement and exchange, and processes of assimilation and resistance. With her work, the artist seeks to “engage with issues and contexts that...

Liz Glynn
Grants for Visual Artists

Liz Glynn creates sculptures, large-scale installations, and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change in the present. Her practice seeks to embody the dynamics of growth, decay, and renewal by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action. (Excerpt and images below selected from grant...

Chris Larson and the Walker Art Center
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for a new video installation by Chris Larson at the Walker Art Center's Medtronic Gallery in 2016. Chris Larson creates ambitious sculptural installations and films with unique narrative structures, often in response to specific sites. The new work, entitled, "Land...

Silvia Gruner and The Americas Society
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support toward the production of a new video work by Silvia Gruner called 'Hemisphere.' This two-channel video will premiere at The Americas Society in conjunction with the exhibition, “Hemispheres: A Labyrinth Sketchbook by Silvia Gruner” and will be seen alongside a selection of...

Ronald Athey
Grants for Visual Artists

Evolving out of Los Angeles’ underground scenes, Ronald Athey is a self-taught artist who started making performance and sound work in 1981. In the 90s, when his work became identified with his HIV status and the ongoing pandemic, Athey’s live work toured internationally and was acclaimed for both form and...

Natalie Marie Ball
Grants for Visual Artists

Natalie Marie Ball has developed her studio practice using visual archives, history, gesture, materiality, and personal experience to create painted textiles, and sculptures as Power Objects. Her art is offered as proposals of refusal to complicate an easily affirmed and a consumed narrative without absolutes. Through auto-ethnography, she attempts to move...

Sean Clark
Emerging Artist Residency Fellow

Sean Clark is a self-taught artist whose paintings investigate the human condition. Informed by his background as a public health educator, Clark’s paintings reflect identity and history and seek to increase emotional awareness of public health and its impact on people of color.  During his residency at Santa Fe Art Institute,...

Adriana Corral
Grants for Visual Artists

Adriana Corral’s interdisciplinary, research-based practice explores memory, loss, human rights abuses, and unwritten histories. Often working across international borders, she probes state and national archives for primary documents and collaborates with historians, anthropologists, journalists, gender scholars, human rights attorneys, and the families of the victims of injustice to amass information...

Pamela Council
Grants for Visual Artists

Pamela Council makes sculptures, performances, dedications, and jokes that transform materials, people, and institutions. Using an Afro-Americana camp aesthetic which she calls BLAXIDERMY, objects are set into motion in unique ways, exploring how we soothe, protect, fashion, celebrate, and enhance ourselves. With appreciation for themes like Americana, Black Girl Magic, the...

Yasmine Nasser Diaz
Grants for Visual Artists

Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s multidisciplinary practice navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her work often reflects personal histories and the contrasting values of the cultures she was raised within. Her fiber etchings, immersive...