Art Movements is a weekly index of developments centering the people of the arts and culture sphere. Listen to our weekly podcast of the same name on iTunes.


Deborah Roberts, “My body, your rules” (2018), mixed media collage on canvas (copyright Deborah Roberts, courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London)

Anonymous Was a Woman announced the 10 recipients of its annual award recognizing women artists over 40 years of age. 2018’s winners include Dotty AttieMaría Magdalena Campos-Pons, Patty Chang, Beverly Fishman, Kate Gilmore, Heather Hart, Deborah Roberts, Rocío Rodríguez, Michèle Stephenson, and Betty Tompkins. Each artist will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds. [via email announcement]

Kameelah Janan Rasheed was announced as the Brooklyn Public Library‘s Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence. She has created the exhibition Scoring the Stacks, to open January 11, as an expansive, library-wide participatory public art event, with an artist-led workshop series and a newly commissioned 120-foot-long site-specific photomural based at library’s Central Branch. [via email announcement]

Art Matters has announced the 24 recipients of its annual fellowship for work that “breaks ground aesthetically and socially.” The artists will receive $7,500 in unrestricted funds. [via email announcement]

The Joyce Foundation in Chicago has announced the 2019 winners of its Joyce Awards, granted to collaborations between artists of color and arts institutions based in the Great Lakes region. Each recipient will receive $50,000 to create new work. [ARTnews]

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the 25 recipients of its 2018 Painters & Sculptors Grants. The artists will receive $25,000 each in unrestricted funds and will become eligible to apply for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. All grant recipients have been nominated by artist peers and arts professionals from throughout the US, and are then chosen through an anonymous multi-phase jurying process. [via email announcement]

José Luis Landet has won the inaugural Otazu Art Prize at the Untitled fair in Miami Beach for his work at the booth of Madrid gallery NF/Nieves Fernandez. Landet’s selected artwork will enter the collection of the Fundacion Otazu in Navarra, Spain, and he will design a logo for the Otazu winery. [ARTnews]

Stephanié Saadé has been awarded the 2018 Miami NADA Artadia Award by Artadia and New Art Dealers Alliance. Saadé will receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds. [via email announcement]

Pedro & Juana; Low Design Office; Oana Stanescu & Akane Moriyama; Matter Design; and TO have been selected as the finalist for MoMA PS1‘s 20th annual Young Architects Program. Each architect will propose a structure to be installed inside PS1’s outdoor courtyard in 2019. [The Architect’s Newspaper]


Cartoon Network is seeking writers, video editors, illustrators, and graphic designers for their Empowerpuff Internship to celebrate the Power Puff Girls‘ 20th anniversary. Applicants for the 12-month position can be based anywhere in the US. [Cartoon Network]

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is accepting applications for the annual Cole Fellowship, a one-year, residential fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York. Fellows participate in the research and interpretation of the work, home, and studios of the artist, Thomas Cole. Four candidates will be selected to join the site from June 5, 2019 to May 24, 2020. Applications are due February 15, 2019. [Thomas Cole National Historic Site]

Postcards from the Edge 2019 is accepting art submissions through December 21. Artists can submit one entry of an original artwork on any 4-by-6-inch heavyweight paper. [Visual Aids]


Rebecca Morris, “Untitled (#03-18) (2018), Oil on canvas, 101 x 92 in (256.5 x 233.7 cm), Courtesy the artist and Bortolami, New York

Leading digital art space ARTECHOUSE will open a location Chelsea, Manhattan in 2019. [via email announcement]

Helène Aylon is now represented by New York’s Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects. [ARTnews]

Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler were appointed curators of the Hammer Museum‘s Made in LA biennial. [via email announcement]

Lisa Dent was named artistic director of Converge 45, a non-profit curatorial art platform in Portland. [via email announcement]

Brian Faucette was named senior director of Night Gallery in Los Angeles. [ARTnews]

Kaywin Feldman was appointed the first female director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. [NYT]

Elsa Longhauser will step down as director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Times]

Rebecca Morris is now represented by Bortolami gallery in New York. [via email announcement]

Robin Nicholson was appointed director of the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. [via email announcement]

José Olympio Pereira was appointed president of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo in Brazil. [ARTnews]

Robin Roche was appointed Senior Vice President & Gallery Director of DAG in New York. [via email announcement]

The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art has appointed Wu Hung and Christine Mehring adjunct curators. Leslie Wilson was appointed the museum’s first curatorial fellow for diversity in the arts. Laura Steward was appointed curator of public art. Issa Lampe was apppointed the museum’s deputy director for academic and curatorial affairs. [ARTnews]

Guido van der Werve is now represented by Grimm gallery. [via email announcement]


Lothar Baumgarten (1944), German conceptual artist who used photography, film, prints, storytelling, soundscapes to explore the collision of cultures [NYT]

Evelyn Berezin (1925–2018), computer pioneer who built the world’s first computerized word processor [NYT]

Andrei Bitov (1937–2018), author who was considered one of the founders of Russian postmodernism [Moscow Times]

Dawn Clements (1958), artist who created intricate, panoramic drawings and watercolors [NYT]

Alvin Epstein (1925–2018), theatre actor and director who explored the work of Samuel Beckett [Playbill]

Charles Harrison (1931–2018), industrial designer who reconfigured ordinary objects, and remodeled the View-Master [Seattle Times]

Sy Kattelson (1923–2018), left-leaning documentary photographer and member the Photo League cooperative [Artforum]

Mastanamma (1911–2018), world’s oldest celebrity chef [BBC]

Robert Rainwater (1943–2018), curator and art historian who built the New York Public Library’s art collection [WRAL]

Carol Rhodes (1959), radical feminist painter, professor, and activist [Herald Scotland]

Pete Shelley (1955–2018), songwriter and cofounder of the punk band Buzzcocks [BBC]

Amanda Swimmer (1921), potter and Cherokee elder who upheld Cherokee culture through language and tradition [Cherokee One Feather]

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