RECIPIENTS

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 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...

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 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...

Trisha Donnelly and Institute of Contemporary Art
New Work Project Grant

For her 2008 solo exhibition at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, Trisha Donnelly included twenty-four artworks made between 1998 and 2007. The works on display, which included sculpture, drawing, photographs, text, sound, video, and painting, were closely hung on a horizontal line. Over the course of the exhibition period, the artist reconfigured the works in...