2011 ARTSLINK PROJECTS AWARDEES

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Alexandra Rangel
with students

ARTOCONECTO, MIAMI, FL

Host Country: Croatia 

$4,300 to support a collaboration with Suncroket Center for Community Development to carry out two simultaneous 5-week visual arts programs led by international artists for at-risk youth in Gvozd, Croatia and Miami, Florida. The programs will culminate in an exhibition of the students’ work held in Miami during the 2011 Art Basel Miami activities.

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Jodie Baltazar (left) and
Eunice Blavascunas (right)

JODIE BALTAZAR and EUNICE BLAVASCUNAS, CADILLAC, MI

Host Country: Poland 

$8,600 To support the filming of Black Stork White Stork, an experimental ethnographic film documenting the cultural transition of an Eastern Polish town from farming village to ecotourism outpost. Baltazar and cultural anthropologist Eunice Blavascunas will collaborate with Polish cinematographer and photographer Borys Łabęda.

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Zoe Beloff with
installation of Dreamland

ZOE BELOFF, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Russia

$5,000 to support the exhibition of Dreamland: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society at St. Petersburg’s Freud Museum of Dreams. This fictional archive includes films, drawings, documents, photographs and an architectural model of Dreamland, a Freud-themed amusement park that explores memory and imagination in the creation of popular history.

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Docs in Progress workshop

DOCS IN PROGRESS, SILVER SPRING, MD

Host Country: Kosovo

$5,000 to support the involvement of Academy Award-nominated filmmaker James Longley in the Dokufest Documentary Film Festival teaching a master class for emerging documentarians from the Balkan region. The participants will produce six short documentaries, which will be given feedback and screened in Washington D.C. in 2012.

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Chris Fitzpatrick

CHRIS FITZPATRICK, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Host Countries: Estonia/Lithuania 

$5,700 to support a curatorial research visit that will include studio and site visits as well as the preparation of interviews with Estonian artists in connection with the 2012 ART IST KUKU NU UT festival in Estonia. Fitzpatrick will also develop a translation project with the Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt in Vilnius.

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Ghana Think Tank

GHANA THINK TANK, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Kosovo 

$7,000 to support a Ghana Think Tank problem-solving exercise in which Serbian and Albanian populations in Kosovo will exchange and solve each other’s social dilemmas. The exercise will be conducted through interviews, focus groups and workshops and will culminate in an exhibition of multimedia sculptures that follow the entire process.

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Mariam Ghani

MARIAM GHANI, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Afghanistan

$7,500 to support a series of workshops on video production, photography and performance linked to Ghani’s video work A Brief History of Collapses, in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan in Kabul. Each workshop will conclude with a screening or exhibition of student work.

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Production still from
The Allies, 2010.

JESSE ARON GREEN, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Poland

$7,000 to support the installation of his new work The Allies in association with Nowy Teatr and The Polish National Theater at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski. This multi-component piece will utilize multi-channel video, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and live performance to engage the public in a dialogue about creativity in the aftermath of conflict. 

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Robert Crouch (LACE)

LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS, LOS ANGELES, CA

Host Country: Poland 

$2,750 to support a research visit to strengthen LACE’s connection to the Eastern European new media and sound arts community and to develop new projects and forge an alliance with the Tone Foundation/Unsound Festival in Krakow.

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Meredith Morten

MEREDITH MORTEN, BOSTON, MA

Host Country: Hungary

$8,000 to support a three-month residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét Hungary in which Morten will create abstract ceramic work inspired by the landscape and prehistory of the Great Hungarian Plain. Her research will include visits to active excavation sites in the area.

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Matthais Neumann

MATTHIAS NEUMANN, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Estonia

$5,000 to support the creation of the Public Office for Architecture, a temporary mobile architecture office that will operate in rural Estonia, in collaboration with MoKS Center for Arts and Social Practice. The office will offer professional design services at no cost to the residents.and will initiate dialogue about public-private concerns.

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Procesessional Arts Workshop,
Icarus from Wings of Desire, 2007

PROCESSIONAL ARTS WORKSHOP, RED HOOK, NY

Host Country: Ukraine

$8,000 to support Processional Arts Workshop’s participation in GogolFest in Kiev, Ukraine as well as workshops with local artists to create site-specific illuminated sculptural works inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s writing that will appear in the final parade.

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Christopher Robbins

CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Serbia

$3,000 conduct printmaking workshops that will explore the contemporary identity of Southern Serbia. The project will culminate in an exhibition in both a gallery setting and as public street art.

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Zolaykha Sherzad

ZOLAYKHA SHERZAD, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Afghanistan

$6,600 to support a series of design workshops for local Afghani artists and artisans which may be used to build their level of craftsmanship and entrepreneurial skills. The workshops will focus on block printing, calligraphy and miniature painting so that the designs may later be used for textile and clothing designs.

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Hank Willis Thomas

HANK WILLIS THOMAS, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Turkey

$5,000 to support Hank Willis Thomas’ inclusion in the 12th Istanbul Biennial where he will show I am a man and A place to call home (Africa.America) as well as participate in lectures and workshops within the framework of the Biennial.

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Triple Canopy website

TRIPLE CANOPY, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Bosnia & Herzegovina

$7,500 to support a series of workshops and public conversations in collaboration with Duplex Gallery in Sarajevo concerning artistic interventions into physical and virtual spaces, methods of engaging with contested histories and fragmentary archives, and what happens when these engagements are unmoored from physical locations and reimagined for the space of the Internet.

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Elizabeth White, Labor, NYC, 2008.

ELIZABETH WHITE and ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Georgia

$4,550 to support The Conversations Project, a series of public dialogues and studio visits with international artists and curators at GeoAIR residency program. The dialogues and studio visits will be broadcast live via Skype and other platforms at Archidrome Archive in Tbilisi and will be open to the public.