2013 ARTSLINK PROJECTS AWARDEES


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Photo: Jonty Wilde, courtesy the artist
and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts


BRANDON BALLENGÉE
, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Slovenia 

$5,500 To support bioart workshops for local citizens and the creation of a new body of work inspired by field research on amphibian malformations for an exhibition at Kapelica Gallery.


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Photo: Nayland Blake


LIZ COLLINS
, BROOKLYN, NY

Host Country: Croatia 

$6,000 To support a new iteration of Knitting Nation, which utilizes a team of uniformed machine knitters to build large-scale, site-specific installations, as part of the Queer Zagreb Season.


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FormLAB, Brazilian Museum of Sculpture


LES JOYNES, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Mongolia

$7,000 To support construction of a 50-square-foot FormLAB within the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Art in which the artist will stage collaborative art-making performances together with citizens and artists. Utilizing local materials, the resulting sculptures and artifacts will reflect contemporary and traditional Mongolian culture.


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DENISE MARONEY, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Lebanon

$5,000 To support workshops on embroidery, printing and silk painting for Palestinian, Lebanese and Armenian youth at The Creative Space Beirut, culminating in exhibitions of their work at three venues in Beirut and New York.


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The End of Terror
sculpture by Emil Alzamora


NINA MENKES, VENICE, CA

Host Country: Israel 

$5,000 To support the development of a full-length screenplay for a new film, inspired by the mythological Minotaur and set in the Old City of Jerusalem, in collaboration with Palestinian producer Tony Copti.


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Pulkovo Observatory, Russia


MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY, CULVER CITY, CA

Host Country: Russia 

$7,000 To support the production of a poetic documentary film, Ashen Light, inspired by the history of Soviet astrophysics, to be filmed throughout Russia using 3-D technologies and screened at the Museum of Jurassic Technology and Freud’s Dream Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.


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CLAIRE PENTECOST, CHICAGO, IL

Host Country: Turkey

$5,000 To support participation in the 13th Istanbul Biennial with a project that proposes a new system of values based on soil and includes collaboration with community gardens and urban agricultural projects in Istanbul.


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Ellen Rothenberg and Delia Popa, 2012
Chelen Amenca (Dance with Us)


ELLEN ROTHENBERG, CHICAGO, IL

Host Country: Romania

$5,000 To support a public symposium and exhibition at Platforma in Bucharest on the role of Roma and traditional communities. The programs build upon Chelen Amenca (Dance With Us), a 2012 cultural exchange project in collaboration with Romanian artist Delia Popa involving Roma children, teens and mothers.


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Andrei Rozen filming Dostoevsky
Drama Theater in Novgorod


ANDREI ROZEN, OAKLAND, CA

Host Country: Russia 

$7,000 To support filming of The Novgorod Spaceship, a documentary about a masterpiece of Soviet architecture, the Dostoevsky Drama Theatre in Novgorod, in collaboration with producer and director Tchavdar Georgiev.


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GREGORY SHOLETTE, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Ukraine

$5,000 To support Imaginary Archive Kyiv, a repository of printed materials, objects and narratives that imagine an alternative history, to be exhibited at the Visual Culture Research Center, along with a performance, discussion, artist talk and workshop with local artists on collective practice. 


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LAURA SILVER, BROOKLYN, NY

Host Country: Poland 

$4,000 To support a communal knish baking event in Knyszyn and production of a documentary film in collaboration with Polish filmmaker Tomek Wisniewski.