The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program has announced the 2019 recipients of its annual grants, numbering 19 in all, for a total of $680,000 toward the completion of new writing projects.
The individual grants range between $15,000 to $50,000, and are made in four categories: articles, blogs, books and short-form writing. Proposals include Ari Heinrich’s study of how trans artists like Jes Fan are incorporating biochemicals like melanin and estrogen into their artistic practices and Jillian Steinhauer’s book-length dive into female artists who have found late-career success, including Lorraine O’Grady and Mary Beth Edelson
The Arts Writers Grant Program’s director, Pradeep Dalal, said in a statement, “The terrific range of project proposals we received this year speaks to the mobile and porous boundaries of contemporary art practice and the richly inventive ways in which writers are approaching art today.”
The 19 grantee projects are listed by category below.
Patricia Failing, “Remembering Henri Ghent (1926-2009)”
Nicole Woods, “Acid Visions: Bob Thompson, Abstract Figurative Painting, and the American Neo-Avant-Garde”
Paul Schmelzer and Nicole J. Caruth, The Ostracon: Dispatches from Beyond Contemporary Art’s Center
Nora M. Alter, Harun Farocki: Forms of Intelligence
Leticia Alvarado, Cut/Hoard/Suture: Aesthetics in Relation
Jace Clayton, Behold the Monkey
Ari Larissa Heinrich, Decolonial Melanin: Jes Fan’s Contagious Xenophoria (A Glossary)
Robb Hernández, Alien Skins: Speculative Arts of the Americas
Jean Ma, At the Edges of Sleep
Prudence Peiffer, The Slip
Sean J. Patrick Carney