2012 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS


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ANDRAS BLAZSEK, SLOVAKIA

Robert Crouch, Associate Director of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition, CA

To support an audio-visual installation at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition based on the research of American scientist Raymond Rife, who created sound frequencies that could apparently destroy viruses.


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ZLATKO KOPLJAR,
CROATIA

FLUX ART SPACE, New York, NY

To support the creation of a new film and series of photographs that respond to the financial market crash and occupy protests during a three-week residency at FLUX Art Space in New York City.


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ABDUL WASI RAHRAW OMARZAD, AFGHANISTAN

Susan Main and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD

To support a creative cultural exchange between arts students at the Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan in Kabul and the University of Maryland together with Maryland artist Susan Main to be presented at the Maryland Institute College of Art and VisArts in Rockville, MD.


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SIMONA SEMENIC, SLOVENIA

WaxFactory, New York, NY

To support a workshop on playwriting issues and the presentation of an autobiographical project, I, Victim, that explores disease and societal prejudice at WaxFactory in New York City.


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TATIANA VOLKOVA, RUSSIA

Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY

To support a presentation of contemporary Russian activist art in New York through a multimedia exhibition and talks by Volkova and two participating Russian artists at the Center for Artistic Activism in New York in cooperation with Ugly Duckling Presse.


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LIUBOU ZHUROMSKAYA, BELARUS

7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, GA

To support the participation of Zhuromskaya and Belorussian colleague Yauheni Isachenko as teaching staff in a five-week intensive theater training and educational exchange program for youth and local professionals at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta, culminating in a performance and documentary film about the process.