2015 ARTSLINK PROJECTS AWARDEES


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Photo: Elizabeth Bick


AMAR BAKSHI
, WASHINGTON, DC

Host Country: Afghanistan 

$7,500 To support a Portal project linking citizens, artists and scholars in Afghanistan and the US in direct conversation through immersive audio and visual technology housed in golden shipping containers at Herat University and at American University in Washington DC.


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PERRY BARD
, NEW YORK, NY

Host Country: Mongolia 

$7,500 To support research and filming in Mongolia of NYDKGZ, a participatory road movie and installation that uses the silk road as a metaphor to explore economics, mobility and immigration through the communication devices that govern our lives.



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SuttonBeresCuller Small Moons


SuttonBeresCuller, SEATTLE, WA

Host Country: Serbia

$7,500 To support the creation of a site-specific installation in Novi Sad by the artist collaborative SuttonBeresCuller to activate one of the city’s many abandoned buildings and generate creative solutions to urban blight.



JEANNE FINLEY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA & LYDIA MATTHEWS, BROOKLYN, NY

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Host Country: Kazakhstan

$6,000 To support Entering the Cosmos, a video and socially-engaged project in collaboration with Almaty-based artist Katya Nikonorova, that investigates how Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome fuels research and collective imagery through interviews with residents of Baikonur about the space program and art/science workshops for teens in Almaty.

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DMITRIY KHAVIN, BROOKLYN, NY

Host Country: Ukraine 

$6,000 To support a video documentary about the VI Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, focusing on projects in public spaces that are intended to invite active participation by city residents and profiling the artists who created them.

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Photo: Eddy Vallante

ETO OTITIGBE, BROOKLYN, NY

Host Country: Egypt 

$6,000 To support a three-week book and zine workshop at Cairo youth media outlet Sawt el Salam, introducing self-publishing techniques and encouraging participants to develop personal narratives in the form of zines or artist books.

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NIELS VAN TOMME, BROOKLYN, NY

Host Country: Romania

$4,000 To support lectures, studio visits and meetings throughout Romania to facilitate dialogue and a closer working relationship between arts organizations and their communities as part of the 7th Bucharest Biennale.