The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced the recipients of its fall 2018 curatorial research fellowships, which total $413,500, the largest amount ever given through the program. The funds will be divided into individual grants of up to $50,000; grantees are selected through the foundation’s biannual open submissions process.
Joel Wachs, president of the Andy Warhol Foundation, said in a release, “The curators in this group will conduct research on artists and movements that have been overlooked or ignored while engaging with, in many cases, difficult subject matter that is timely and culturally relevant. Their projects will bring new perspectives and methodologies to bear on the study of exhibition-making and currents in contemporary art.”
Among the projects being funded through the initiative are Naima Keith and Diana Nawi’s edition of the Prospect 5 triennial in New Orleans, which is slated to open in 2020; a show by Philippe Pirotte at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in California that will look at art coming out of states associated with the Non-Aligned Movement; and Daniela Lieja Quintanar’s research in conjunction with the LACE nonprofit exhibition space inLos Angeles that is looking at artistic responses to violence along borders in Mexico and Central America.
Naima Keith and Diana Nawi said in a joint statement, “We are thrilled to receive the fellowship to support our research at this stage. So much of our methodology is dependent on deep dialogue, and this award enables us to be on the ground and in conversation with different communities and cultural producers in New Orleans, the broader region, and beyond.”