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    Here are the 2020 grantees of the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

    Rasheeda Saka

    November 18, 2020, 11:11am

    Today, the Andy Warhol Foundation announced the 22 recipients of its Arts Writers Grant, which recognizes the invaluable contribution of arts writers to visual artistic culture. The Grant supports both emerging and established writers of articles, books, or short-form writing, with awards ranging from $15,000 to $50,000. This year the grant comes to a total of $675,000.

    “Art writing that is incisive and attuned to the cultural moment positions artists as key contributors to urgent conversations in and beyond the art world,” said Joel Wachs, president of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. “Through their rigorous and generous engagement with artists and art works, their close reading of historical and cultural contexts, and their creative juxtaposition of disparate practices, arts writers illuminate the unique way art engages with and explicates our idea of a national consciousness.”

    The 22 grantees are listed by category as follows:


    Angie Baecker “The Art Group and the Avant Garde: Collective Practices and the Socialist Legacy in Contemporary China”

    Cecilia Fajardo-Hill “Patssi Valdez: ‘I dare you question me,’ A Radical Photographic Portraiture”

    Erica Moiah James “Juan Francisco Elso: La luz de las cosas / The Light of Things”

    Arnold Joseph Kemp “Who is this black, queer curator? If you don’t remember it and do him, his last name is McShine”

    Oluremi C. Onabanjo “The Conditions of the Archive: Marilyn Nance and FESTAC 77”


    Sergio Delgado Moya A Nervous Archive: Sensationalism and the Potency of Horror

    Ariel Goldberg Just Captions: Ethics of Trans and Queer Image Cultures

    Naeem Mohaiemen + Anjali Singh Harmit Singh’s War

    Jerry Philogene The Socially Dead and Improbably Citizen: Visualizing Haitian Liberation

    Jeannine Tang Living Legends: The Art and Care of Queer and Transgender History

    Joseph L. Underwood Forging a New Contemporary: Art from Senegal in Transnational Networks, 1974-1984

    Short-Form Writing 

    Ratik Asokan

    Jessica Baran

    Barbara Calderón

    Dan Fox

    Bean Gilsdorf

    Colony Little

    Jessica Lynne

    Lauren O’Neill-Butler Amy Taubin

    Monica Uszerowicz

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