Art Matters Announces 2018 Grantees

Texas Isaiah, Andrew (The Alter), 2018.


The New York–based organization Art Matters has awarded 24 fellowships—each of which comes with $7,500 in unrestricted funds—for work that “breaks ground aesthetically and socially,” according to a release. Winners can use the cash prize for any aspect of their practice, including research, travel, production, presentation, and more.

Art Matters director Abbey Williams said in a statement, “These incredible artists both experiment with form and address issues of justice and liberation in ways that we believe have the potential to catalyze change. Excited by how they bring their lived experiences within various geographic and cultural contexts to their practice, we hope our no-strings-attached funding can help amplify their important voices.”

The list of 2018 grantees follows in full below.

Leila Abdelrazaq (Detroit, MI)
Ron Athey (Los Angeles, CA)
Natalie Ball (Chiloquin, OR)
Chloë Bass (Brooklyn, NY)
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik (Oakland, CA)
Lenka Clayton (Pittsburgh, PA)
Colectivo Moriviví (San Juan, PR)
Lauren Halsey (Los Angeles, CA)
Teresa Hernández (San Juan, PR)
James T. Hong (Baldwin Park, CA)
Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick (New Orleans, LA)
Baseera Khan (Brooklyn, NY)
Autumn Knight (New York, NY)
El Franco Lee II (Houston, TX)
Mev Luna (Cicero, IL)
Charles Preston (Chicago, IL)
Reginald Dwayne Betts and Titus Kaphar (New Haven, CT)
Gisela Rosario Ramos (San Juan, PR)
Jordan Seaberry (Riverside, RI)
Ahya Simone (Detroit, MI)
Jennifer Taylor (San Francisco, CA)
Texas Isaiah (Los Angeles, CA)
Dani Tirrell (Seattle, WA)
Rory Wakemup (Morton, MN)

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