2001 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

VERA BIRON and IGOR KNYAZEV, RUSSIA
The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA

To allow Deputy Director Vera Biron and exhibition designer Igor Kynazev of the Dostoevsky Museum in St. Petersburg to do research and consult with staff at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in preparation for bringing the exhibition Journeys with Dostoevsky to the Rosenbach in the fall of 2002.

EKATERINA BOBRINSKAIA, RUSSIA
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

To allow Moscow-based curator Ekaterina Bobrinskaia to research methods of exhibiting performance art in U.S. museums and galleries and to interview Russian performance artists now living in the U.S. in preparation for the exhibition Performance Art in Russia 1960-1990 to be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

TAMAS FODOR, HUNGARY
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

To support Tamas Fodor, Director of Studio K theater in Budapest, in a residency at NIU’s School of Theater & Dance where he will direct the English language premiere of The Virgin, the Corpse, the Bishop and the Knives, a work by András Forgách based on the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

SEAD and NIHAD KRESEVLJAKOVIC, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The School of Hard Knocks, New York, NY

To allow film/videomakers Sead and Nihad Kresevljakovic to collaborate with U.S. choreographer Yoshiko Chuma on a new, multidisciplinary work, as well as to meet with U.S. filmmakers, and to work on a new film to be shown at the Sarajevo Film Festival in August 2001.

ASSOCIATION APSOLUTNO, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

To support Zoran Pantelic and Bojana Petric, members of the artist collective Apsolutno, in a residency at the Multimedia Department of Diablo Valley College where they will work with faculty and students on a CD ROM project entitled Absolute Report.

SASA RAKEZIC, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

To support an exhibition of the work of cartoonist Sasa Rakezic (a.k.a. Aleksandar Zograf) at the Cartoon Art Museum in October 2001 and to allow Mr. Rakezic to collaborate with U.S. cartoonist Chris Lanier on an animated film.