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Daniela Lieja Quintanar.
Daniela Lieja Quintanar.

Warhol Foundation to Award $413,500 in Curatorial Research Fellowships

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts will award a total of $413,500 in curatorial research fellowships as part of its fall 2018 cycle, the highest amount since the program began in 2008. Fellows will receive grants of up to $50,000 to support new scholarship on contemporary artistic practice.

Selected through the foundation’s biannual open submission process, the recipients are as follows: Kyung An, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Janet Dees, the Block Museum of Art; Naima Keith and Diana Nawi, Prospect.5; Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Meg Onli, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Philippe Pirotte, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Lydia Platón Lázaro, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico; Hallie Ringle, the Studio Museum in Harlem; Manuela Well-Off-Man, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; and Christian Xatrec and Alice Centamore, the Emily Harvey Foundation.

“The curators in this group will conduct research on artists and movements that have been overlooked or ignored while engaging with, in many cases, difficult subject matter that is timely and culturally relevant. Their projects will bring new perspectives and methodologies to bear on the study of exhibition-making and currents in contemporary art,” said Joel Wachs, the foundation’s president.

Among the projects being backed are an exhibition exploring the artistic practices that emerged in South Korea in the late 1960s and early 1970s; “A Site of Struggle: Making Meaning of Anti-Black Violence in American Art and Visual Culture,” a show examining the manner in which anti-black violence has been depicted in art dating from the nineteenth century to today; and a project that focuses on how artists have responded to border violence in Mexico and Central America, as well as the ramifications of such violence in US immigrant destination cities like San Diego, El Paso, and Los Angeles. More details about the fellows’ projects can be found on the foundation’s website.

Currently in its eleventh year, the Curatorial Research Fellowship program has awarded $4.2 million to 125 curators since it was established. Curators at any career stage are encouraged to apply; candidates must have the formal support of an institution. The next deadline is March 1, 2019.