2011 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

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LILIANA BASARAB, ROMANIA

Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

To support Charades, a US iteration of Basarab’s Truth/s series, in which dancers from Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will convey difficult concepts non-verbally while others must define what is being represented. Video of this process will be edited collaboratively through workshops led by Basarab at the University of Dayton, the International College of Broadcasting and the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

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Borjana Djurdjević

BILJANA DJURDJEVIĆ, SERBIA

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

To support a month-long teaching residency and series of talks in connection with the Fine Arts Program at Parsons The New School for Design. Djurdjević will advise graduate and undergraduate students, guided by the integration of contemporary political discourse and technically rigorous painting techniques she employs in her own work.

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Sandro Dukić, from arch_0001_005⁄
self portrait, 2000⁄2008

SANDRO DUKIĆ, CROATIA

The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

To support Dukić’s participation in Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (KPST), part of The Getty Research Institute’s efforts to highlight the work of Southern California artists from 1945 to the present. Dukić will recreate a performance piece from his mentor Nan Hoover’s oeuvre. The performance will be presented in several venues throughout California as well as adapted for local and internet broadcast.

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Branko Franceschi

BRANKO FRANCESCHI, CROATIA

Residency Unlimited, New York, NY

To support Franceschi’s efforts to establish the first Overseas Headquarters of the Virtual Museum of Avant-Garde Art. In an effort to expand the usefulness of this virtual archive and the knowledge of avant-garde art from former Yugoslavia, Branceschi will develop a series of meetings, lectures, and workshops with Residency Unlimited in New York City. A second Overseas Headquarters will be established in Istanbul in 2012.

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Oto Hudec with model of Skoda 100L

OTO HUDEC, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

threewalls gallery, Chicago, IL

To support Hudec’s work 1000 Small Hurts, which will be included in the exhibition Voices from the Center at Chicago’s threewalls gallery. This multimedia piece will include drawings, texts, photographs, and a reconstruction of the Soviet-era car Skoda 100L, in an attempt to reclaim a memory constructed from a family photograph outside of his own experience.

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Denis Kolokol

DENIS KOLOKOL, UKRAINE/POLAND

The Herb Alpert School of Music, California Art Institute, Valencia, CA

To support Kolokol’s collaboration with the students and faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts to create a multi-vocal electronic sound piece that will incorporate music, poetry, theater, and electronic processing. Kolokol’s residency will also include mentorship sessions and the premiere of his new work in Los Angeles.

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Timbuktu actors, photo by Damir Žižić

BORUT SEPAROVIĆ, CROATIA

HERE Arts Center, New York, NY

To support the research and staging of Timbuktu, an adaptation of Paul Auster’s novel transformed into a first-person account from a dog that also addresses wider social issues such as homelessness and civic awareness. The play will premiere at HERE in New York in 2012.

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Svetlana Spajić-Latinović

SVETLANA SPAJIĆ-LATINOVIĆ, SERBIA

Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, Oakland, CA

To support a series of master classes on ancient Balkan vocal techniques collaboration with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble in Oakland, CA as well as a number of public performances in the Bay Area.

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by Magdalena Stanová

MAGDALENA STANOVÁ, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

threewalls gallery, Chicago, IL

To support the creation of a site-specific drawing series that deals with the cultural specificity and difficult translatability of humor which will be exhibited in Voices from the Center at Chicago’s threewalls gallery. Visitors will be invited to contribute their own observations on humor from a Western perspective which will be integrated into future work shown in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Katalin Stráhl

KATALIN STRÁHL, HUNGARY

Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

To support a the research and documentation of performance poetry in the US including at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA, and the birthplaces of slam in Chicago. The research will support the growing performance poetry network in Budapest and provide material for a documentary video series.