Teresita Fernández, “Fire (America) 5” (2017), glazed ceramic, 96 x 192 inches (collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by Jorge M. Pérez)

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.


Kelly Akashi has won the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Awards Art Prize. She will receive a $10,000 grant, a residency in Ojai, and a solo show at the foundation. [ARTnews]

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Academy of American Poets with two grants totaling $2.2 million. The funds will enable the work of several poets serving in civic Poets Laureate positions, and of more than 20 poetry organizations who comprise a national Poetry Coalition. This is believed to be one of the largest awards made by a philanthropic institution to support poetry in the United States. [via email announcement]

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has named the recipients of its Fall 2018 grants. $3.65 million was given to 42 nonprofit arts organizations for exhibitions, publications, and visual arts programming. [ARTnews]

The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York has named Carey Lovelace as the third honoree for its 2019 benefit gala. Hank Willis Thomas and Junko Kobayashi will also be honored. [ARTnews]

A still from Leslie Tai’s film How to Have an American Baby (image courtesy Creative Capital)

Creative Capital has announced its 2019 Creative Capital Awards. 50 projects (representing 58 individual artists) have been selected, with each receiving a total of $100,000, split between direct project funding and career development services. The full value of this year’s awards is $5 million. Among this years winners are Allison Janae Hamilton, Ja’Tovia Gary, and Kia LaBeija & Taina Larot. [Creative Capital]

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the 32 artists who have been awarded residencies at its Center in New Orleans. The group includes nine artists from the New Orleans area. The selected artists include Shani Peters, Antoine Williams, and Jave Yoshimoto. [via email announcement]

The Museum of Chinese in America, in partnership with the Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society, has received a $364,824 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to fund a three-year collaborative research project on the shared history of Chinese and Jewish immigrant communities in New York City. [via email announcement]

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has received a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support PAMM’s upcoming exhibition, Teresita Fernández: Elemental, co-organized with Phoenix Art Museum. [via email announcement]

The Prix Marcel Duchamp, a prestigious French art award, announced its shortlist for 2019. The selected artists include Eric Baudelaire, Katinka Bock, Marguerite Humeau, and Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille. The winner will be announced in October, and receive €35,000 (~$40,000) for personal use and up to €30,000(~$34,000) to produce an exhibition of their work in the Centre Pompidou, the French National Museum of Modern Art. [ARTnews]

Tulsa, Oklahoma has been named a Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge winner. Tulsa will receive $1 million for “The Greenwood Art Project,” a group of temporary public artworks that celebrate and commemorate “Black Wall Street.” [via email announcement]

Bob Woodward, a Washington Post editor known most recently for his book Fear: Trump in the White House, will be awarded the 2019 PEN America Literary Service Award. [NYT]


The Walker Art Center has launched an Indigenous Public Art Commission, a project inviting proposals for new public artwork to be placed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus in the fall of 2020. The institution is seeking knowledge keepers, contemporary artists, or traditional artists interested in making public art to submit proposals for individual or collaborative work. Artwork considered can be sculptural; incorporate disciplines such as audiovisual or installation art; or include traditionally sourced materials. The deadline for applications is April 18. [Walker Art Center]

Autograph is inviting artists and curators across mediums to propose an event or activity that explores cultural diversity, human rights, and/or disability through creative practice. Three proposals will be selected by Autograph’s programming team to take place in Shoreditch, London between June 2019 and February 2020. The deadline for applications is February 18. [Autograph]

The Design Museum in London is seeking talented designers in the early stages of their careers for its Designers in Residence open call.  Selected residents will share the museum’s Designers in Residence Studio, which provides a place for the residents to work as well as a space to exhibit their finished projects. This year’s theme is “cosmic.” The deadline for applications is February 11. [Design Museum]


Lynda Benglis, “Figure 6” (2012), cast pigmented polyurethane, 45 inches × 26 3/4 inches × 8 feet 11 inches (© Lynda Benglis, image courtesy Pace Gallery)

Lynda Benglis is now represented by Pace Gallery. [ARTnews]

Richard Bosman is now represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York. [Nicelle Beauchene Gallery]

Tania Bruguera, Ali Momeni, and Andrew Schneider have been announced as “professors of the practice” for the Brown Arts Initiative at Brown University for spring 2019. [via email announcement].

Johanna Chromik was named artistic director of Vienna Contemporary. [via email announcement]

The Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles will change its name to Craft Contemporary. [via email announcement]

Sebastian Cwilich, the co-founder of Artsy, will step down as the US firm’s president and chief operating officer, moving to an advisory role. He remains Artsy’s second-largest shareholder. [TAN]

Laura K. Doyle was named CEO, and Joanne Porrino Mournet was named president, of Doyle Auctioneers. [Art Fix Daily]

Jeremy Geffen was appointed executive and artistic director of Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley. [NYT]

Hollis Taggart will relocate its High Line satellite to a larger, street-front location at the High Line Nine development at 507 West 27th Street. [via email announcement]

Kyu Jin Hwang was named associate director of Asia at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. [Art Daily]

Mary Kennedy was appointed director of the Windgate Museum of Art in Conway, Arkansas. [Hendrix College]

Robert Kret has stepped down as director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. [Santa Fe New Mexican]

Kristin Lee Moolman (image courtesy Red Hook Labs)

Kristin Lee Moolman (image courtesy Red Hook Labs)

Kristin Lee Moolman is now represented by Management Artists. [Instagram]

The estate of Judith Lindbloom is now represented by Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton, New York. [via email announcement]

LX Art Gallery, founded by real estate developer Louis Buckworth and directed by Cecilia Weaver, has opened on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. [Art Daily]

Marc Mayer has stepped down as director of Canada’s National Gallery. [Ottawa Citizen]

Nicole Mitchell will lead the University of Pittsburgh’s jazz studies program. [NYT]

Matthew Brown Los Angeles gallery will open later this month. [ARTnews]

The Museum of Contemporary Art will close its post at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. [via email announcement]

Sean O’Harrow was appointed director of Kansas City’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. [via email announcement]

Simon Preston will work as a North American consultant for Thomas Dane Gallery in London and Naples, Italy. [ARTnews]

Skarstedt Gallery will open a second New York gallery at 19 East 64th Street in March. [ARTnews]

Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung is now represented by Hauser & Wirth. [via email announcement]

Renos Xippas and Albert Baronian will open a new gallery in Brussels called Baronian Xippas. [ARTnews]


Theo Adam (1926), German bass-baritone and bass opera singer [Insider]

Verna Bloom (1938–2019), actress known for her role in the movie Animal House [WTHR]

John Burningham (1936–2018), celebrated children’s author [Financial Times]

Carol Channing (1921–2019), broadway legend known for her roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! [NYT]

Mungau Dain (1994–2019), villager from Vanuatu who starred in Tanna, an Oscar-nominated film [NYT]

Francine du Plessix Gray (1930–2019), feminist critic, novelist, and journalist [NYT]

John Falsey (1951–2019), co-creator of TV series St. Elsewhere and Northern Exposure [SF Chronicle]

Luis Garden Acosta (1945–2019), environmental justice advocate and founder of the Brooklyn-based human rights group El Puente [NY Daily News]

Nicholas Heyward Sr. (1957–2019), advocate against police brutality [News 12]

Joseph Jarman (1937–2019), saxophonist, flutist, woodwind player, and percussionist who helped expand avant-garde jazz as a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago [NYT]

Dennis Johnson (1938–2018), composer who wrote a trailblazing Minimalist work in 1959. The six-hour piano meditation of repeated notes and long pauses went unheard for 50 years before being rediscovered in the 21st century. [NYT]

Clydie King (1943–2019), gospel powerhouse and backup singer for Ray Charles and Bob Dylan [Rolling Stone]

Maria Magdalena Ludewig (1982–2018), co-curator and director of the Wiesbaden Biennale in Germany [Artforum]

Alan R. Pearlman (1925), American engineer who pioneered the synthesizer [NYT]

Carlos Sánchez (1935–2018), played the character Juan Valdez in a series of legendary Colombian coffee TV commercials for decades [NY Post]

Lamin Sanneh (1942–2019), world-renowned scholar of Christianity and Islam [NYT]

Jessica Tcherepnine (1938–2018), award-winning watercolorist for her naturalistic botanical depictions [NYT]

Jasmine Weber is an artist, writer, and former news editor at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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