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...

Diamond Stingily
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
New Work Project Grant

Diamond Stingily and Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts New Work Project Grant Chicago-born, New York-based artist and poet Diamond Stingily’s work considers issues regarding racial and gender identity, as seen through the lens of her own life, family, and childhood memories. Working with objects and images from her immediate surroundings, such as...

Antoine Williams
Grants for Visual Artists

Antoine Williams’ practice is an investigation of power, perception, semiotics, and fear as they relate to institutional inequities. Influenced by sci-fi literature from such authors as Octavia Butler and H.P. Lovecraft, Williams has created a mythology, concerning the complexities of contemporary Black life. Through mixed-media installations, paintings, drawings, and collages,...

Gerald Clarke
Native American Residency Fellow

Gerald Clarke believes craftsmanship is the highest of virtues. It conveys pride, respect, and authority. Based in California, Clarke’s work aims “to give Indian culture back the humanity that has been taken from it by stereotypes created over the past five centuries.” Clarke works within different mediums including craft, installation, painting,...

Mike Cloud and Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
New Work Project Grant

Evolving a unique painterly language that often comprises a mash-up of cutout photographs, thick paint, and handmade patchwork, Brooklyn-based Mike Cloud’s work challenges notions of abstraction in art. For this exhibition, Cloud will create large-scale, three-dimensional painted collages, hand-stitched paper quilts, and ceramic vessels, using familiar imagery to explore semiotics...

Debi Cornwall
Grants for Visual Artists

Brooklyn-based Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who marries empathy and dark humor with systemic critique while interrogating American state power in the post-9/11 era. Cornwall’s methodology requires exhaustive research and sensitive negotiation for access to unavailable sites and collaboration with reticent, often traumatized subjects. Her work often takes...

Mauricio Edgardo Esquivel
and Virgin Studio at
La Casa Tomada
New Work Project Grant

Brooklyn-based Mauricio Edgardo Esquivel in collaboration with Virgin Studio at La Casa Tomada will present a temporary site-specific installation at Marte Museum in San Salvador, El Salvador as part of Marte Contemporáneo. Esquivel has studied the US-Mexico border since 2010, and his latest installation responds to the concrete interiors and...