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Ronald Athey

Ronald Athey

Evolving out of Los Angeles’ underground scenes, Ronald Athey is a self-taught artist who started making performance and sound work in 1981. In the 90s, when his work became identified with his HIV status and the ongoing pandemic, Athey’s live work toured...

Natalie Marie Ball

Natalie Marie Ball

Natalie Marie Ball has developed her studio practice using visual archives, history, gesture, materiality, and personal experience to create painted textiles, and sculptures as Power Objects. Her art is offered as proposals of refusal to complicate an easily affirmed...

Sean Clark

Sean Clark

Sean Clark is a self-taught artist whose paintings investigate the human condition. Informed by his background as a public health educator, Clark’s paintings reflect identity and history and seek to increase emotional awareness of public health and its impact on...

Adriana Corral

Adriana Corral

Adriana Corral’s interdisciplinary, research-based practice explores memory, loss, human rights abuses, and unwritten histories. Often working across international borders, she probes state and national archives for primary documents and collaborates with historians,...

Pamela Council

Pamela Council

Pamela Council makes sculptures, performances, dedications, and jokes that transform materials, people, and institutions. Using an Afro-Americana camp aesthetic which she calls BLAXIDERMY, objects are set into motion in unique ways, exploring how we soothe, protect,...

Yasmine Nasser Diaz

Yasmine Nasser Diaz

Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s multidisciplinary practice navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her work often reflects personal histories...

June Edmonds

June Edmonds

June Edmond’s abstract paintings explore how color, repetition, movement, and balance can serve as conduits to spiritual contemplation and interpersonal connection to her African-American roots. The psychological construct of skin color or tone through pattern and...

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo is a multidisciplinary artist from the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma and is currently working and teaching in San Antonio, TX. His work uncovers the lack of visibility of Native culture, lived experience and identity in America, due to both the absence...

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Berlin-based artist Rindon Johnson’s work cuts through the membrane of assumed realities and shows how the virtual and actual are always and increasingly integrated. Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, features newly...

Anja Marais

Anja Marais

Anja Marais’ work encompasses a hybrid of disciplines that include: photography, sculpture, mixed media collage, assemblage, and film. Born and raised in South Africa, but of French Huguenots refugee ancestry, Marais’ work explores themes of displacement and cultural...

Cosmo Whyte and Prospect New Orleans

Cosmo Whyte and Prospect New Orleans

For Prospect.5, Cosmo Whyte will create five new large-scale charcoal drawings and a hand painted bead curtain, interrogating the Western gaze on Black performativity and spectacle. The drawings, based on the artist’s personal as well as archival images of dance,...

Lena Tseabbe Wright

Lena Tseabbe Wright

Lena Tseabbe Wright is an indigenous multimedia artist. She aims to educate audiences about Indigenous American issues and stories. She focuses less on narratives of destruction and trauma, and more on illuminating the vibrancy and resilience in tribal communities. ...

Cannupa Hanska Luger and SITE Santa Fe

Cannupa Hanska Luger and SITE Santa Fe

At Site Santa Fe, Cannupa Hanska Luger will present “Future Ancestral Technologies” (FAT), an immersive mixed-media installation that articulates a futuristic science-fiction narrative in which human migration is essential for survival. FAT utilizes science fiction...

Abigail Lucien

Abigail Lucien

Abigail Lucien’s practice looks at ways cultural identities and inherited colonial structures transmit to the body and psyche. Part familiar, part foreign, Lucien’s works employ an architectural vernacular – challenging systems of assimilation through material and...

Athena LaTocha and BRIC

Athena LaTocha and BRIC

Athena LaTocha’s practice is rooted in her native heritage; it involves abandoning manufactured materials rooted in Western culture in favor of paint brushes made from branches or shredded tires, and pigments devised from organic substances. As an Indigenous American...

Wanesia Spry Misquadace

Wanesia Spry Misquadace

Wanesia Spry Misquadace is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of the Ojibway in Minnesota. Highly adept at the traditional Ojibway practice of making wigwas mamacenawejegam, otherwise known as “transparencies” or “chews,” Misquadace utilizes the eye tooth to firmly bite...

Jennifer Moon

Jennifer Moon

Through an interdisciplinary investigation of organizing systems (social systems, institutional structures, power relations, scientific theories, emotional frameworks), Jennifer Moon’s work entangles life with art to reveal how these systems are inscribed,...

Sydney Pursel

Sydney Pursel

Sydney Pursel is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in socially engaged, activist, performance, video and new media arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots. Some of Sydney's projects are used to...

Rowan Renee

Rowan Renee

Rowan Renee’s use of images interrogates how sexual bodies are gendered, victimized, policed and punished. Working with photographic, printmaking and sculptural techniques, Renee produces and appropriates images that intervene on issues of authorship, the...

Jessica Segall

Jessica Segall

Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, performance and video. In her work, she presents acts of endurance and builds tools for survival in a precarious time. Travels to hostile climates inspire her work, which is designed to unpack ideas of...

Marie Watt

Marie Watt

As a citizen of the Seneca Nation of Indians, Marie Watt engages Indigenous knowledge to forge new relationships and remember connectedness. Encountering a John Singer Sargent portrait portraying a dog with an unfurled tongue, Watt remembers the Seneca creation story...

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is originally from North Carolina and currently lives and works in New York. His work has focused on regional Cherokee traditions and indigenous perspectives to explore how groups...

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Miami-based Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s precise drawings continually explore themes of cultural hybridity and identity politics. His recent body of work examines ideas of dislocation and exoticism through a series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings. Cross-cultural...

Parisa Ghaderi

Parisa Ghaderi

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, visual artist and filmmaker Parisa Ghaderi’s move to the United States in 2009 revealed to her the in-between state—never fully having arrived and never fully having left—that greatly influences her work. Gharderi addresses emotional...

Anna Hepler

Anna Hepler

Isolated in the island of Eastport, Maine, Anna Hepler works in ceramics, crocheted wire, soft sculpture, collage, etching, and virtually any other medium pulled into her creative orbit.[1] Hepler has worked with air to create non-static sculptures, restless with...

Tarrah Krajnak

Tarrah Krajnak

Indigenous to Peru and adopted into a working-class transracial family, Tarrah Krajnak is a photo-based artist whose early experience established her ongoing artistic preoccupation with forgotten landscapes, orphanhood, exile, race, origins, and the way these...

Jan Mun

Jan Mun

Jan Mun is a media artist that creates social sculptures working with digital and living media. The landscape has become her framework to unfold stories about others and herself by using a combination of artistic and scientific processes that manifest in the form of...

Ricardo Ruiz

Ricardo Ruiz

Ricardo Ruiz’s cultural heritage is indigenous Mexican and Cherokee Indian. His art practice is rooted in drawing, and engages oral traditions that are grounded in curanderismo, Mexican faith healing. Using storytelling and superstition, Ruiz reflects on the everyday...

Antoine Williams

Antoine Williams

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...

Gerald Clarke

Gerald Clarke

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...

Debi Cornwall

Debi Cornwall

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...

Ryan Flores

Ryan Flores

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Ryan Flores proudly accepted the Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2017, where he developed new work. Recounting that his grandmother was a migrant worker who had to hide her heritage...

Mariah Garnett

Mariah Garnett

Los Angeles-based Mariah Garnett’s work, primarily film, video and installation, exists somewhere in the intersection between appropriation, documentary, and narrative fiction. She often orbits around a subject rather than directly representing it, employing multiple...

Yannique Hall

Yannique Hall

Brooklyn-based Yannique Hall explores intimacy, the interior, and the private through family, home, and relationships. Hall describes her work as a constant search for the familiar—a search for place. The series “Growing Pains” belongs to a growing narrative on the...

Ssu-ya Hsuing

Ssu-ya Hsuing

Originally from Taiwan, Brooklyn-based Ssu-ya Hsuing uses the media of performance art to stage the escapism from reality that she is unwilling to continue living in. Hsuing states that “it is a way of attempting to negate our personal responsibility and to avoid the...

Matthew Mazzotta

Matthew Mazzotta

Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism, focusing on how the power of the built environment shapes our relationships and experiences. His practice invites a critical perspective and a sense of openness into the places where we live....

Tomahawk GreyEyes

Tomahawk GreyEyes

The Foundation is pleased to provide residency support to  Tomahawk GreyEyes, who will spend time at the Vermont Studio Center in 2016 to develop new work. Mr. GreyEyes is an interdisciplinary artist from the Navajo Nation who uses site-specific installations, print,...

Jeremy Dennis

Jeremy Dennis

The Foundation is pleased to provide residency support to  Jeremy Dennis, who will spend time at the Vermont Studio Center in 2016 to develop new work. Mr. Dennis' digital photography often references common depictions of indigenous people from cinema and popular...

Nicholas Rivers

Nicholas Rivers

The Foundation is pleased to provide residency support to Nicholas Rivers, who will spend time at Santa Fe Art Institute in 2017 to develop new work. Mr. Rivers' artwork moves between the universal and the specific and reflects a search for experience,...

Victoria Fu

Victoria Fu

Victoria Fu's artwork reflects on the status of the moving image and conditions of spectatorship in today's digital age. The artist writes, "My moving image installations exploit, exaggerate and simulate optical effects of light and space as meditations on sight,...

Raphael Montañez Ortiz and LAXART

Raphael Montañez Ortiz and LAXART

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for an exhibition of historical works—sculpture, film, and video—and a new performance by Raphael Montanez Ortiz (b. New York, 1934). The exhibition will revisit the artist’s dynamic practice—which is drawn from...

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

As an artist­-archivist, Kameelah Janan Rasheed often creates work with found objects, textual fragments, orphaned audio, and other historical residue excavated from sources ranging from flea markets to institutional archives to dumpsters. Ms. Rasheed writes, "Haunted...

Faheem Majeed

Faheem Majeed

Faheem Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his South Shore neighborhood in Chicago and surrounding areas as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism, and institutional racism. As part of his studio practice, the artist...

Elizabeth Tubergen

Elizabeth Tubergen

Elizabeth Tubergen's sculptures appear to function as singular, formed images in space, referencing notions of the universal through borrowed monumental, architectural, domestic, and athletic forms. At the same time, these objects follow the logic of...

Christine Gedeon

Christine Gedeon

Reinventing maps and architectural spaces has been a focus of Christine Gedeon's work, who was born in Aleppo in 1973, and immigrated to the US in 1976. Writing about her string sculpture, entitled,  "Syria..as my mother speaks" the artist describes "an interactive...

Annesofie Sandal

Annesofie Sandal

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....

Park McArthur and Chisenhale Gallery

Park McArthur and Chisenhale Gallery

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...

Anna Tsouhlarakis

Anna Tsouhlarakis

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...

James Angello

James Angello

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...

Rachel Mulvihill

Rachel Mulvihill

The Foundation is pleased to provide residency support to Rachel Mulvihill, who will spend time at the Vermont Studio Center in 2015 to develop new work. As an Unangan Aleut-Swedish-Irish American who grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, Rachel Mulvihill's painting is...

Zoe Sheehan Saldana

Zoe Sheehan Saldana

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...

Shadi Harouni

Shadi Harouni

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,...

Dread Scott

Dread Scott

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....

Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo

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...

Liz Glynn

Liz Glynn

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,...

Chris Larson and the Walker Art Center

Chris Larson and the Walker Art Center

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...

Silvia Gruner and The Americas Society

Silvia Gruner and The Americas Society

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...

Rochelle Kulei Nielsen

Rochelle Kulei Nielsen

Rochelle Kulei Nielsen is a member of the Northwest Band of Shoshone Nation. She lives in Vancouver, Washington and works in Portland, Oregon. She received her MFA in Contemporary Studio Practice from Portland State University in 2012. About her work she writes, "I am...

Margaret Jacobs

Margaret Jacobs

Margaret Jacobs is a member of Mohawk, St. Regis Akwesasne. She has a BA in Studio Art from Dartmouth College. As a recipient of Harpo Foundation's Native American Residency Fellowship award, Ms. Jacobs spent one month in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in...

Ernesto Bautista

Ernesto Bautista

The Foundation is pleased to provide residency support to Ernesto Bautista, who will spend time at Santa Fe Art Institute developing new work. Mr. Bautista lives and works in El Salvador and is a founding member of the Fire Theory. [gallery link="file"...

Karyn Olivier

Karyn Olivier

Through the discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites, Karyn Olivier tries to shift our experience of the familiar. Ms. Olivier writes, “This manipulation reveals the malleable and unfixed nature of objects...

Gabe Kenney

Gabe Kenney

Gabe Kenney creates elaborate installation and performance works that combine carefully arranged and selected printed matter like scientific illustrations, diagrams, digital prints and graphic wall patterns with objects of aging technology, whiteboards, organs,...

Kristin Cammermeyer

Kristin Cammermeyer

Kristin Cammermeyer develops site-specific installations in varied locations and contexts.  A recent transplant to Los Angeles, she will use the direct artist grant from Harpo to familiarize her self with the city by procuring contiguous sites of production throughout...

Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert’s artwork focuses on the relationship between language, image and time. Her work often moves, changes, deteriorates, and in some cases, even dies. “Language is one of my primary sculptural materials. Words are like found objects - they are easily...

Jack O’Hearn

Jack O’Hearn

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...

Scott Goss

Scott Goss

Scott Goss is a multimedia artist who creates experiential environments to explore the subconscious and bring dimension to this dreamlike place. He writes, “In mundane everyday activities, we find time to enter into our thoughts, so we can contemplate, plan, wonder,...

Heather Hart

Heather Hart

Heather Hart is interested in how legends form and how invention and intuition gets mixed in along the way to fit current cultural needs. She thinks of her artwork as oracles that reflect these stories and belief systems. As Ms. Hart explains, “an oracle is something...

Julie Schenkelberg and The Mattress Factory

Julie Schenkelberg and The Mattress Factory

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for a residency and exhibition by Julie Schenkelberg at The Mattress Factory. Born and raised in Cleveland, Julie Schenkelberg states that she learned about the beauty of objects and buildings by observing her...

M. Lamar and Participant Inc.

M. Lamar and Participant Inc.

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for “NEGROGOTHIC, a Manifesto" a solo exhibition of video, film stills, and props by artist, countertenor, and composer M. Lamar at Participant Inc.. The centerpiece is a film adapted from Lamar’s music theater...

Calum Walter

Calum Walter

Calum Walter’s films and videos are rooted in a process of observation and accumulation. Through constant documentation of sound and image, he adds to a growing personal database of material. Over time this ‘data’ begins to reveal characteristics and patterns,...

Nora Schultz and The Renaissance Society

Nora Schultz and The Renaissance Society

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for an exhibition by Nora Schultz at The Renaissance Society. Nora Schultz produces sculptural arrangements that double as analog printing studios. Her primary materials are discarded objects scavenged from around...

Sarah Rara

Sarah Rara

Sarah Rara works with video, film, photography, and performance and is a contributing member of the band Lucky Dragons. A direct artist grant from the foundation will assist the artist's development of a new body of work entitled “The Pollinators,” which focuses on...

Megan and Murray McMillan

Megan and Murray McMillan

Megan and Murray McMillan have been collaborating since 2002. They make interdisciplinary projects that incorporate video, installation, performance and photography. They often start their process by building large sets in their studio or on location. That set then...

Emily Mast

Emily Mast

Emily Mast received a direct artist grant from the foundation in 2013 and is planning to apply the funds toward the development of a new series of performances based on the “scenic poems” of Joan Brossa (1919-1998), a little known Catalan artist and writer. Brossa’s...

Dawn Kasper and Cannonball Miami

Dawn Kasper and Cannonball Miami

Harpo Foundation will help support Dawn Kasper's 3-month residency at Cannonball Miami in 2014. During her time in Miami, Ms. Kasper plans to transform her live/work environment into an evolving sculptural space that is open to the public and reflective of her time,...

Neil Goldberg

Neil Goldberg

For the past twenty years, Neil Goldberg has been making video, photographic and sculptural work that documents the cadences of everyday experience and the dynamics of mortality. Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide Mr. Goldberg with a direct artist grant to assist...

Donna Dennis

Donna Dennis

An accomplished artist, Donna Dennis has been creating ambitious sculpture and installation work since the early 1970's. In support of her impressive body of work and to assist her production of new work, the foundation provided Ms. Dennis with a direct artist grant...

Gina Herrera

Gina Herrera

Gina Herrera collects and uses trash as a never ending source of unconventional material for her sculpture. As a Harpo Fellow at Vermont Studio Center, where she was described as a catalyst among her community of fellow residents, the artist made the work featured...

Elisa Harkins

Elisa Harkins is a Native American composer and artist from Miami, Oklahoma. Her music, animation, paintings and paper mache sculptures investigate Native American stories, rituals, and spirituality through the lens of someone raised on pop culture and computer games....

Jim Skuldt & New York Foundation for the Arts

Jim Skuldt & New York Foundation for the Arts

Inspired by a fusion of standardized quarters seen in deployable tactical shelters, luxury cruise ship environments and the Hotel Corbusier, Jim Skuldt plans to construct a lodging unit from a standard shipping container in order to transport himself internationally...

Nick Carter

Nick Carter

Nick Carter spent one month at the Santa Fe Art Institute in March 2014 developing new work for "Temporary Autonomous Moan." Nick Carter was born in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Brown University.

Wandering Mill & Retextil Foundation

Wandering Mill & Retextil Foundation

Wandering Mill is a Hungarian art collective that creates experimental works directly with community members using artistic methods that improve communication, change attitudes, and help solve social problems. Harpo will support a new performance and direct community...

Peter Sutherland & Printed Matter

Peter Sutherland & Printed Matter

Harpo funding is supporting a new artist book by Peter Sutherland. Printed Matter is working with the artist on the publication, which will be a physical aggregation of all of the artist's posts to his Tumblr Blog. Beginning in October 2009,...

Jillian Mayer & Locust Projects

Jillian Mayer & Locust Projects

Harpo Foundation is providing support for Jillian Mayer’s performance and exhibition 'We Are Talking' at Locust Projects. A sound stage for a televised talk show will be installed inside the gallery, creating a set for the artist to perform the role of host to gallery...

Markus Kåhre & Liverpool Biennial

Markus Kåhre & Liverpool Biennial

Harpo funding will be used to support a new commission by Markus Kåhre for the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art. Kåhre will transform the first floor of a 1746 public house into a site-specific installation that will reference the communal linguistic root of...

Jose Antonio Vega Macotela & The Rubin Center

Jose Antonio Vega Macotela & The Rubin Center

Harpo funds will help support the research and production of a new piece called 'The Equivalence of Silver' by Jose Antonio Vega-Macotela and an exhibition of this new work and other recent time-based work by the artist at The University of Texas at El Paso Gerald and...

Ross Chaney

Ross Chaney

Ross Chaney is an enrolled member of both the Osage Tribe and Cherokee Nation. He grew up in Oklahoma but now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Chaney received a scholarship to study Japanese art, culture and language and earned two master’s degrees by age 25...

Tiffiney Yazzie

Tiffiney Yazzie

Tiffiney Yazzie grew up in Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. She is from the Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line Clan and is born for the Salt People Clan. She recently received her BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from the Herberger Institute for Design...

Corey Stein

Corey Stein

Harpo Fellow, Corey Stein, has described her art as “environmental observations and connections.” Most of the concepts for her projects come from things she has seen on the street and in nature. She takes her unique perspective and puts it into multi-layered, free...

Emma Wilcox and The Print Center

Emma Wilcox and The Print Center

Emma Wilcox will use Harpo support for Where it Falls, a residency, exhibition and publication project at The Print Center that will expand on the artist's roof-top interjections of large-scale, text-based work. These interjections reach unexpected viewers on Google...

Jeffrey Gibson and Participant Inc.

Jeffrey Gibson and Participant Inc.

Harpo Foundation is pleased to have provided support for Jeffrey Gibson's solo exhibition, "one becomes the other," at PARTICIPANT INC (February 19 - March 25, 2012). The exhibition was comprised of sculpture and video work that utilizes the 1941 MoMA exhibition,...

Ali Momeni and Elsewhere Collaborative

Ali Momeni and Elsewhere Collaborative

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. ...

Romy Achituv and Arteam Interdisciplinary Art

Romy Achituv and Arteam Interdisciplinary Art

Harpo provided funding to support Romy Achituv and Arteam's development of The Garden Library Database Visualization Project . The Garden Library is an outdoor, open-air library, located in a public park in the center of Tel Aviv. Established in 2009 to serve the...

Deborah Stratman and Images Festival

Deborah Stratman and Images Festival

Harpo is pleased to have provided support for Deborah Stratman's Tactical Uses of a Belief in the Unseen (2), an exhibition that was presented by Mercer Union in collaboration with the 25th Images Festival in Toronto (April 14 - May 19, 2012). [gallery link="file"...

Stephanie Rothenberg and 516 Arts

Stephanie Rothenberg and 516 Arts

Stephanie Rothenberg will use Harpo fundsto support, LAPUTA, INC.: THE SECRET OF ETERNAL LEVITATION, an installation and workshop created for ISEA2012, taking place at 516 ARTS in September 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Laputa, Inc." is a mixed reality, public art...

Aram Bartholl and Museum of the Moving Image

Aram Bartholl and Museum of the Moving Image

Harpo Foundation is pleased to support "DVD Dead Drop," a project that will turn the Museum of the Moving Image into a free digital vending machine. Visitors will insert a blank disc into a slot embedded in the surface of the Museum building and receive a surprise...

Mary Mattingly and Eyebeam Atelier

Mary Mattingly and Eyebeam Atelier

Mary Mattingly is using Harpo funding to develop her current project, "Flock House," which mimics the pattern and shape of current global human migration. Intended as a series of houses, "Flock House" living systems will be completely movable and constructed of...

Deborah Brevoort and Virginia Stage Company

Typically, the foundation supports visual artists but Deborah Brevoort's play, The Comfort Team, created as part of Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, was such a good fit with the foundation's thematic focus in 2011, an exception was made. Premiering in...

Mercedes Dorame

Mercedes Dorame

Mercedes Dorame is a member of the Gabrielino Tongva Indians of California. The artist draws from a deep well of personal experience and cultural tradition to create photographs, sculptures, and installations. During her residency at Vermont Studio Center as a Harpo...

Swoon and The Transformazium

Swoon and The Transformazium

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...

Lara Schnitger and Sculpture Center

Lara Schnitger and Sculpture Center

Harpo Foundation was pleased to support the production of new work by Lara Schnitger, on view at Sculpture Center from September 12 - November 29, 2010. Lara Schnitger's sculptures and installations draw from the polyglot of the contemporary urban landscape,...

Ernesto Oroza and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Ernesto Oroza and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Harpo Foundation funding provided support for a site-specific project by Ernesto Oroza, a Cuban interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Miami whose work focuses on conceptual design and architecture. Ernesto Oroza's project took place at Vizcaya Museum and...

Spectres of Liberty and Franklin Furnace

Spectres of Liberty and Franklin Furnace

Spectres of Liberty is an artist collaborative made up of Dara Greenwald, Josh MacPhee and Olivia Robinson. Their hybrid work combines moving images, situated and community practices, and historical research as well as digital animation, video, sculpture, web, text,...

Michel De Broin and The Third of May Arts

Michel De Broin and The Third of May Arts

Harpo Foundation is pleased to have supported Majestic, a major public sculpture by Michel de Broin, commissioned by The Third of May Arts. This sculpture is a satellite-shaped structure constructed from decommissioned New Orleans street lamps that is illuminated at...

James Benning and A.R.T. Press

James Benning and A.R.T. Press

Harpo Foundation is pleased to have supported the publication James Benning / Two Cabins, a project-based book that documents, frames, and analyses a body of work that James Benning has been researching and developing for the past three years. Edited by Julie Ault,...

David Beattie and Mattress Factory

David Beattie and Mattress Factory

DAVID BEATTIE: OLD LIGHT, NEW DARKNESS Presented by The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA May 8, 2010 - August 8, 2010 David Beattie assembles sound-based installations from repurposed machines, their parts, and other found objects. By...

Jennet Thomas and Matt’s Gallery

Jennet Thomas and Matt’s Gallery

Jennet Thomas: All Suffering SOON TO END! Presented by Matt's Gallery, London, U.K. April 14 - June 6, 2010 Comprised of narrative film, sculpture, sound, and performance, Thomas reconstructed the gallery into two interconnecting chambers. The...

R.H. Quaytman and ICA Boston

R.H. Quaytman and ICA Boston

R.H Quaytman Presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA) November 18, 2009 - March 28, 2010 Harpo funding helped support the first solo museum presentation of R.H. Quaytman, a Boston-born/New York-based painter, who...

Stephanie Syjuco and Artadia

Stephanie Syjuco and Artadia

Stephanie Syjuco 2010 Summer Artadia Artists-in-Residence Harpo funding provided support toward Stephanie Syjuco's three-month stay in New York at Artadia's partner organization, the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP)...

SuttonBeresCuller and the Henry Art Gallery

SuttonBeresCuller and the Henry Art Gallery

SuttonBeresCuller Presented by the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA October 2, 2010 - February 13, 2011 Henry Art Gallery Installation from SuttonBeresCuller on Vimeo. For the Henry Art Gallery, artist collective SuttonBeresCuller created an interactive installation...

Max Goldfarb and free103point9

Max Goldfarb and free103point9

Deep Cycle Presented by free103point9 Events occurred on June 12 and 13, 2010 in Hudson Valley, NY. Harpo Foundation funding was used to further customize the artist's retrofitted emergency vehicle called Mobile 49 with solar and...

Richie Budd and Artpace San Antonio

Richie Budd and Artpace San Antonio

Absorbing Liminal Homeostasis November 06, 2008 - January 11, 2009 Artpace San Antonio Richie Budd's installation for Artpace, Absorbing Liminal Homeostasis, is a new chapter in the artist's investigation of heightened sensory...

Jennifer Angus and Newark Museum

Jennifer Angus and Newark Museum

Insecta Fantasia November 5, 2008 - June 14, 2009 Newark Museum For Insecta Fantasia, artist Jennifer Angus creates installations composed of thousands of preserved insects pinned directly to the gallery walls in repeating patterns...

Leonardo Drew and Blaffer Art Museum

Leonardo Drew and Blaffer Art Museum

Existed: Leonardo Drew May 16 - August 15, 2009 Blaffer Art Museum Existed presented sculptures and works on paper created over the last twenty years by New York- and San Antonio-based artist Leonardo Drew. Throughout his career, Drew...

Tony Martin and free103point9

Tony Martin and free103point9

Wave Farm Light Pendulum, 2009 at free103point9 A founder of art works using light, Tony Martin has, since the 1960's, created seminal new media works. As early as 1968, Howard Wise called his work "cybernetic" for the way he applied...

Walid Raad and RedCat (CalArts)

Walid Raad and RedCat (CalArts)

Scratching on Things I Could Disavow April 10 - June 14, 2009 RedCat (CalArts) In 2007, Walid Raad initiated a research and art project about the history of contemporary and modern art in the Arab world. On the one hand, Raad's...

Mike Nelson and Creative Time

Mike Nelson and Creative Time

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...

Kianga K. Ford and the Contemporary Museum

Kianga K. Ford and the Contemporary Museum

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...

Marie Lorenz and Artpace San Antonio

Marie Lorenz and Artpace San Antonio

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...

Rachel Owens and Socrates Sculpture Park

Rachel Owens and Socrates Sculpture Park

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...

Santiago Cucullu and Milwaukee Art Museum

Santiago Cucullu and Milwaukee Art Museum

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...

Phil Collins and Carnegie Museum of Art

Phil Collins and Carnegie Museum of Art

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...