Don Fels is a visual artist, writer and researcher based in the Pacific Northwest. His projects explore how the history of discovery, cultivation, extraction and production continues, even after centuries, to mark a place, its people, and culture. He’s been a Fulbright artist scholar in Italy, in India and in 2019 in Uzbekistan.
In Uzbekistan he made six week-long forays to Nukus and the vault of the Savitsky Museum, examining the trove of thousands of 100yr old works-on-paper Igor Savitsky stashed there. Most have never been exhibited anywhere. Working with Ilkhom Theatre, his residency in Tashkent will explore Savitsky’s legacy.