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Research Awards for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

The Dedalus Foundation Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

Since 2012, the Dedalus Foundation and ICI have been collaborating on a $4,000 award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni to encourage productive networks between curators. The award supports alumni from any of the Curatorial Intensive programs in developing a research project in collaboration with at least one other alum. The requirements to qualify for the award are that the project involves a United States curator or artist, or that research will take place in the U.S. Eligible research projects must have a new aspect to them if they are not a completely new initiative and they must clearly define how the research involves collaboration between alumni. The research project will have a public component at some stage of its development, and awardees are expected to post intermittent updates on their project on ICI’s online research platform.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

For further information, contact Kimberly Kitada at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About the Dedalus Foundation
Founded in 1981 by the artist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), the Dedalus Foundation educates the public by fostering public understanding of modern art and modernism through its support of research, education, publications, and exhibitions in this field. The Foundation owns the copyrights to all of Motherwell’s works in all mediums—including his writings, both published and unpublished—and inherited all of his professional papers, notebooks, and archives. The Dedalus Foundation has an active Grants Program, through which it has supported the activities of well over 100 institutions, and numerous individuals have received direct support through scholarships and fellowships. From 1993 through 2010, the Foundation has granted over $6 million in cash grants, almost exclusively in the United States.


SAHA Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

Since 2012, SAHA and ICI have been collaborating on a $3,000 award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni to encourage productive networks between curators. The award supports alumni from any of the Curatorial Intensive programs in developing a research project in collaboration with at least one other alum. The requirements to qualify for the award are that the project involves a curator or artist from Turkey, or that research will take place in Turkey. Eligible research projects must have a new aspect to them if they are not a completely new initiative and they must clearly define how the research involves collaboration between alumni. The research project should have a public component at some stage of its development, and awardees are expected to post intermittent updates on their project on ICI’s online research platform.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

For further information, contact Kimberly Kitada at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About SAHA
SAHA aims to contribute to the presence and visibility of contemporary art from Turkey on the international stage and to this end freely offers its support to artists, curators, and critics. SAHA supports the production of works that seek to bear witness to our times, which interact with different cultures and concern themselves with asking new questions; SAHA raises funds for artists, curators and critics to pursue such projects. SAHA acts as a facilitator in the realization of projects that have been commissioned or accepted by internationally acknowledged art institutions, supports the process of fundraising, and strives to enhance artists’ interactions with the art world’s international networks. SAHA’s main principle is to consider all points of view on an equal basis. SAHA’s objective is to establish an “open field” for contemporary art in Turkey and to achieve this within a free environment, with a democratic approach respectful of universal values.


Fellowship Awardees

Recipients of the 2013 Research Awards for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

Congratulations to Gürsoy Doğtaş and Alejandra Labastida, who have been awarded the SAHA Research Award with their project Beklenen Şarkı (“The Expected Song”), which aims to explore the results of the military regime in 1980s Turkish Republic. The winners of the 2013 Dedalus Foundation Research Award are Anna Santomauro and Viviana Checchia.

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Public Program Organized by the 2012 SAHA Research Fellows

Join ICI’s 2012 Fellows Övül Durmusoğlu and Mari Spirito for a roundtable discussion with Rossella Biscotti and Akram Zaatari at SALT, Ankara.

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Recipients of the 2012 Research Awards for Curatorial Intensive Alumni

Övül Durmuşoğlu and Mari Spirito have been awarded the SAHA Research Award for Curatorial Intensive Alumni with their project Ancient Works / Asar-ı Atika. The winners of the 2012 Dedalus Foundation Research Award are Maja Ćirić and David Ayala Alfonso, who both participated in the Curatorial Intensive in New York in Fall 2010.

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