Stephen Hilyard, "50 Views of H.M.S. Belfast (Queen of Peace)," Dye sublimation print, 8 x 10 inches (Detail), 2004.  Courtesy of the artist.

Stephen Hilyard and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
New Work Project Grant

Stephen Hilyard: The Beautiful Lie, on view at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, December 1, 2007 - February 17, 2008, presented videos and photographic works to explore the power and reliability of the image in contemporary culture. Works in the exhibition included a series of 5 compositions entitled King Wave in which Hilyard uses dramatic...

Mike Nelson, "A Psychic Vacuum" Photo: Charlie Samuels

Mike Nelson and Creative Time
New Work Project Grant

In his first major American installation, two-time Turner Prize nominee Mike Nelson transformed the cavernous, derelict Essex Street Market into an epic maze of constructed rooms, passageways and trick doors, in which the visitors’ cautious exploration becomes itself an act of performance. Nelson likens the experience to being lost in...

Kianga Ford, from "Charm City Remix"

Kianga K. Ford and the Contemporary Museum
New Work Project Grant

For her exhibition at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Kianga Ford created a new audio walking tour called Charm City Remix. Charm City Remix is part of a series of site-specific narratives created by Ford that offer portable audio soundtracks to guide listeners on a walk through a city, neighborhood, or location. The Story...

Marie Lorenz, from "Narrative/Memory/Navigation," 2007

Marie Lorenz and Artpace San Antonio
New Work Project Grant

Marie Lorenz's 2007 installation, "Narrative/Memory/Navigation," at Artpace San Antonio was a personal account of her journey in her kayak on the San Antonio River following the River Walk. She recorded her navigation of the river in various forms. Her kayak became part of the installation as well as drawings, wood carvings,...

Rachel Owens, "Groundswell," 2008, at Socrates Sculpture Park

Rachel Owens and Socrates Sculpture Park
New Work Project Grant

As a recipient of the 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park, Rachel Owens created Groundswell, a piece that both remembers the site's history as a landfill and illegal dumping grounds as well as addresses larger issues of failed cultural conditions, waste and our mysterious underground infrastructure. Massive underground plumbing pipes...


Santiago Cucullu and Milwaukee Art Museum
New Work Project Grant

For his Milwaukee Art Museum's On Site commission, titled MF Ziggurat, Santiago Cucullu mined Milwaukee’s cityscape, works of fiction, television, and his imagination to create a large-scale multimedia intervention that included monumental wall drawings, videos, and sculptures. These videos document the artist during the installation process. The ziggurats of ancient Assyria and Babylon - the...

Cristina Lei Rodriguez, "Struggling for Grandeur," 2008

Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
New Work Project Grant

Struggling for Grandeur is a site specific sculpture designed for the Tea Room at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida. The artist spent over one year investigating the history of Vizcaya and was influenced by the aesthetic richness of this baroque mansion. "The Tea Room is the gateway between inside...

Oyler-Wu Collaborative, "Density Fields," 2007

Jenny Wu & Dwayne Oyler and Materials and Applications (M&A)
New Work Project Grant

An “extreme cantilever” built from aluminum and polypropylene rope was built to hover over the courtyard of Materials & Applications (M&A) in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Created by Sci-Arc professors Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu, Density Fields defies classification as either sculpture or architecture. The piece extends imaginary lines of force...

Phil Collins, video still from, "The World Won't Listen"

Phil Collins and Carnegie Museum of Art
New Work Project Grant

Phil Collins presented, The World Won't Listen, from March 31, 2007 - July 2, 2007 at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Filmed on location in Bogota, Colombia, in 2004, and in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005, this piece offers a series of tragicomic portraits of fans performing karaoke versions of tracks from the 1980s band...