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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...

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Jack O’Hearn
Grants for Visual Artists

Jack O’Hearn is interested in material objects and their affect on one’s memory and imagination. He writes, “my work is inspired by my fascination with history, extreme poverty, childhood fantasies, & tales of life beyond the periphery. These subjects share a common link in that they all exist beyond my...

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Ali Momeni and Elsewhere Collaborative
New Work Project Grant

Ali Momeni will use Harpo funding to design and advance real-time technologies for Elsewhere, a living museum. Applied media for in-process storytelling and archiving will enable virtual communication between on-site artists and participants. This project was funded as part of the foundation's 2011 funding cycle, which explores the interchange and dialogue between...

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Swoon and The Transformazium
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to support The Transformazium, an art installation and participatory community space in a once-abandoned church building in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to value and activate local relationships, ideas and resources in a post-industrial town whose residents are in the process of discovering innovative solutions to...

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Nick Tobier and Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
New Work Project Grant

Nick Tobier in conjunction with Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is applying Harpo funding to develop New News Detroit , a mobile kiosk that provides a local beacon with a global reach through workshops that provoke and disseminate local observations of the physical city through networked and on site publishing. New News Detroit combines...

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Michael Mercil and Stratford Ecological Center
New Work Project Grant

The Virtual Pasture is an "agri/cultural" experiment making relation between a flock of sheep; a small grazing meadow; an outdoor video monitor; a public land-grant university; a non-profit farm and nature preserve, and the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University. The Virtual Pasture stimulates a sequence of aesthetic,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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