Recipients and Projects
Seiji Murakami '23
Study the techniques of traditional Japanese papermaking through an apprenticeship in Saitama prefecture and subsequent research in Echizen, one of the few remaining papermaking towns in Japan.
Sandra Rocha '22
Documentation in Mexico of grass weaving and pottery of the Purhepecha people using photographs and videos to create an instructional guide for the diaspora.
Bianca Dominguez '22
Research in Ecuador and Peru on indigenous methodologies of art making and shamanic practices with subsequent travel to Mexico to complete the production of a series of "toolboxes" containing artist books and objects for ritualistic practices.
Meher Hans '21
Production in London and New Delhi of an experimental documentary film about the relationship between built environments and colonialism, focusing on the architectures of the British Raj.
Justin Kim '19
Research in South Korea on the underground independent film production and culture birthed during the pro-democratic minjung movement of the 1990s, culminating in the production of a digital documentary series.s to create an instructional guide for the diaspora.
Thomas Gurin '18
Research and documentation of modern and historical bellfounding methods in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, and creation of a series of public sound art pieces for carillon towers.
Mohar Kalra '21
Production of six interactive electronic installations adapting Estonian cultural environmentalism, to take place at the Maajaaman art project space in southern Estonia and at the University of Tartu, along with research on Maausk pagan traditions.
Mia Vasquez '20
City College of New York/CUNY
Completion of an ongoing series of documentary photographs about her father, who was deported twice from the United States to the Dominican Republic, as well as about issues of race, sex and class in Santo Domingo.