Andy Robert, Installation view of CHECK II CHECK, at Hannah Hofman Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017. (image courtesy of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts)

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.


Charles Bernstein was awarded the $165,000 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry by Yale University. [NYT]

New York nonprofit Foundation for Contemporary Arts has awarded 18 artists unrestricted grants of $40,000 for its 2019 grant cycle. Tania Bruguera, Andy Robert, and taisha paggett are among the selected artists. [Foundation for Contemporary Arts]

Aaron Fowler was awarded the 2019 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize. Fowler will receive $10,000 and stage a solo show at the Seattle Art Museum. [ARTnews]

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s “Extended Life” residencies have been extended thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With this support, a number of choreographers have been named as new recipients, including Okwui Okpokwasili, Pam Tanowitz, and David Thomson. [NYT]

Wu Tsang, “We hold where study” (2017) Two-channel color HD video, with sound, 18 min., 56 sec. Installation view: Kunsthalle Münster, May 27–October 1, 2017 Courtesy the artist and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (photo by Roman Mensing)

The MacDowell Colony has announced its 86 fellowship recipients for winter and spring of 2019. [ARTnews]

Howardena Pindell was awarded the lifetime achievement award by the College Art Association (CAA)Senga Nengudi was awarded the CAA’s 2019 distinguished feminist award, and Ursula von Rydingsvard was awarded the CAA’s 2019 artist award for a distinguished body of work. [ARTnews]

The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation has announced the 57 New York-based organizations that will receive their art and social justice grants, including A.I.R. Gallery, the Laundromat Project, and Nuyorican Poets Café. [Artforum]

Chicago-based nonprofit United States Artists has awarded 45 American artists across 10 categories unrestricted awards of $50,000. Hyphen-Labs, Wu Tsang, and Simone Leigh are among the awardees. [United States Artists]



Jordan Casteel, “Kevin the Kiteman” (2016), oil on canvas, 78 × 78 in (courtesy the artist, photo by Adam Reich)

The Studio Museum in Harlem is accepting applications for its 2019–20 Artist-in-Residence program. The program specifically serves emerging artists of African and Latin American descent. Applications are due April 1. Past and current Studio Museum artists-in-residence include Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, Sable Elyse Smith, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya[Studio Museum]


Mika Rottenberg, “NoNoseKnows” (2015), Sculpture and video installation
 (Courtesy of the artist, Installation view: Goldsmiths CCA, 2018, Image credit: Andy Keats, 2018)

Jacopo Crivelli Visconti was named curator of the 2020 São Paulo Biennial. [ARTnews]

MaryAnn Deffenbaugh was appointed executive director of Converge 45. [via email announcement]

April Gornik is now represented by Miles McEnery Gallery in New York. [ARTnews]

Munich’s Haus der Kunst has appointed a commission to oversee programming and strategy for the next two years. The commission is led by Bice Curiger, along with Achim Hochdörfer and Ingvild Goetz. [TAN]

Michael Kaufmann was named consulting director of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. [NUVO]

Ki Smith Gallery will open on 125th Street in Harlem. [ARTnews]

Devin Mathis was named executive director of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. [via email announcement]

Daido Moriyama is now represented by Bruce Silverstein Gallery. [ARTnews]

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York has appointed Andrew Blauvelt curator at large for design and John Underkoffler curator at large for design technology. [via email announcement]

Takako Nagasawa was appointed senior vice president and international specialist for 20th-century and contemporary art at Phillips auction house. [via email announcement]

Howardena Pindell is now represented by Victoria Miro gallery in London in collaboration with Garth Greenan gallery in New York. [via email announcement]

Mika Rottenberg is now represented by Hauser & Wirth internationally. [via email announcement]

Camila Siqueira was appointed a director of Casa Triângulo in Brazil. [ARTnews]

Clémence Tasiaux was named head of Bonhams’s postwar and contemporary art department in London. [via email announcement]

Rezi van Lankveld is now represented by Belgian gallery Office Baroque. [Office Baroque]

Elysa Voshell was named director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. [Fine Books]

Sarah Watson was appointed president of Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery in Los Angeles. [ARTnews]

Zoé Whitley was appointed senior curator of the Hayward Gallery in London. [via email announcement]

Hank Willis Thomas and Llyn Foulkes are now represented by Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery. [ARTnews]


Works by John Mason at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, including “The Wall” (2010) in the background and various ceramic works in the foreground (1997–2002) (photo by Hrag Vartanian)

Lamia Al Gailani Werr (1938–2019), expert on Mesopotamian antiquities and one of Iraq’s first female archaeologists who helped rebuild the National Museum of Iraq [The National]

Kaye Ballard (1925–2019), Broadway performer and star of 1960s sitcom The Mothers-in-Law [Legacy]

Walter Chandoha (1920–2019), photographer who brought whimsy to feline portraits [NYT]

Lorna Doom (1958–2019), important figure in the LA punk scene and bass player for the Germs [The Daily Beast]

Bonnie Guitar (1923–2019), 1950s country-pop singer [The Boot]

Alanna Lockward (1961–2019), Dominican author, curator, and filmmaker [Contemporary &]

John Mason (1927–2019), California-based ceramicist and artist [Albertz Benda]

Jonas Mekas (1922–2019), Lithuanian avant-garde film archivist, poet, and artist [Gothamist]

Mark Urman (1952–2019), indie film executive, producer, and distributor [Filmmaker Magazine]

Russell Wayne Baker (1925–2019), Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist [NYT]

Reggie Young (1936–2018), Memphis Boys lead guitarist who played with Elvis Presley and Waylon Jennings [Newsweek]

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