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2022 Grant Deadlines

2022 Grant Deadlines

For new grant seekers, the online applications will open on Friday, February 25. Please check the appropriate grant page for a link to the Submittable application portal on February 25. The deadline to submit a Letter-of-Inquiry...

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2021 Grant Recipients

2021 Grant Recipients

The Harpo Foundation is pleased to announce that in 2021 the Foundation awarded 7 direct grants to artists and 5 project grants to the following recipients: LaToya M. Hobbs - Visual Artist Grant Rashaun Rucker - Visual Artist Grant Charisse Weston - Visual Artist...

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Cara Despain

Cara Despain

Cara Despain's work navigates issues of land use—often using the legacy of romantic landscape depictions as a lens—as it relates historically to settlement, expansion, oppression, resource exploitation, and the development of the military-industrial complex in the...

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Nhi Vo

Nhi Vo

Nhi Vo's work transforms writing into drawing, revealing languages as patterns and definitions as gestures. Laborious repetitions are interrupted by the imperfections of handwritten text, overriding the parameters of mechanical reproduction. These handwritten...

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Panteha Abareshi

Panteha Abareshi

Panteha Abareshi's work is rooted in her existence as a chronically ill/disabled body existing with multiple medical illnesses, at the root of which is sickle cell zero beta thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder that causes debilitating pain and bodily deterioration...

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Leo Castañeda

Leo Castañeda

Mutating between analog and digital, Leo Castañeda's work renders worlds where landscapes, technology, and entities all share sentience and interconnection. Through paintings, video, and sculpture, and more, the work traverses sci-fi gaming environments inspired by...

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Charisse Weston

Charisse Weston

Charisse Weston's work emerges from deep material investigations of the symbolic and literal folds, collapses, and returns of space, poetics, and the autobiographical. Interweaving sculpture, sound, video, and photography with black experience as text, she explores...

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Lydia Ourahmane and SculptureCenter

Lydia Ourahmane and SculptureCenter

Lydia Ourahmane’s work often initiates large, open-ended propositions that obliquely register the longings and limitations incited by colonial occupation, civil war, and the paradoxes of belief. For her first institutional solo exhibition in New York, Ourahmane and a...

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Rashaun Rucker

Rashaun Rucker

Rashaun Rucker's practice serves as an archive of Black culture as it intersects with myth vs. reality. In his series American Ornithology, Rucker records the lives of black men and the heavy challenge they face with racial bias and cultural conditioning. The series...

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Didier William and MOCA North Miami

Didier William and MOCA North Miami

Didier William's sculptures build on the themes and style of his paintings, which incorporate elements of printmaking, low-relief sculpture, and collage. Born in Port-au-Prince and raised in North Miami, William’s work is packed with symbolism from Haitian culture and...

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LaToya Hobbs

LaToya Hobbs

Latoya Hobbs creates mixed-media works that seamlessly marry traditional painting and relief printmaking techniques on a single surface. These hybrid works employ the use of pattern, color, and texture to provide a visceral experience that is both universal and...

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Michelle West Joins Harpo Foundation as Program Manager

Michelle West Joins Harpo Foundation as Program Manager

Harpo Foundation is thrilled to announce that Michelle West will join the Foundation to serve in the newly created position of Program Manager, joining Executive Director Julie Deamer as the Foundation’s second staff member.   “I couldn’t be more excited to...

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