Cameron Rowland: D37 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (photo by Renée Reizman for Hyperallergic)

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Ahmed Javed was awarded this year’s Sovereign Asian Art Prize. [Artforum]

Susan Meiselas was awarded the 2019 prize by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in Frankfurt, Germany. [CNN]

Cheng Ran and Cameron Rowland will receive $100,000 each as the inaugural winners of the Nomura Emerging Artist Award. [ARTnews]

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the recipients of its second round of grants, worth $80.4 million, for the 2019 fiscal year. [NEA Arts]


Applications are open for the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, which awards residencies to up to three dance artists with spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or dance ensembles working with artists with SCI. Applications are due June 7. [Dance/NYC]

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, a two-day film festival devoted to women of color, is accepting film applications in all genres and formats with a special interest in submissions from animated and web series producers. Reel Sisters is an Academy Qualifying Film Festival for Short Narratives. The festival was founded by African Voices magazine and LIU’s Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus in 1997. Applications are due June 14. [Film Freeway]

Learn about other opportunities you can apply for this month in our latest “Opportunities for Artists in May 2019.”


McArthur Binion is now represented by Richard Gray Gallery. [via email announcement]

Jan Boelen was named rector at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. [Artforum]

John Chamberlain‘s estate is now represented by Hauser & Wirth. [artnet]

Beibei Fan was appointed managing director of China at Sotheby’s. [ArtDaily]

Seth Feman, Colleen Higginbotham, and Dana Fuqua were appointed deputy directors at the Chrysler Museum of Art. [ArtDaily]

Michael Findlay was named president of the Art Dealers Association of America Foundation. [via email announcement]

Kim Gordon, Zenas Hutcheson, Glenn Ligon, Olivia Marciano, and Conor O’Neil have joined the board of directors of nonprofit LAXART in Los Angeles. [via email announcement]

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art has changed its name to Indianapolis Contemporary. [IndyStar]

Kelly Kivland and Alexis Lowry were promoted to curators at the Dia Art Foundation, where they were formerly associate curators. [via email announcement]

Marina Paulenka was appointed artistic director of Unseen. [Art Daily]

Jane Pickering was named director of Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. [Harvard Gazette]

David Raizman was elected interim executive director of the College Art Association. [CAA]

Ylva Rouse was hired as exhibitions curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. [via email announcement]

The Hassel Smith Estate is now represented by Heather James Fine Art. [via email announcement]

Christine Sun Kim is now represented by François Ghebaly Gallery. [ARTnews]


Lutz Bacher (1943–2019), pseudonymous conceptual artist [Artforum]

Nanni Balestrini (1935–2019), experimental poet, author and visual artist [Reppublica]

Unita Blackwell (1933–2019), civil rights activist who became the first African American woman elected mayor in Mississippi [CNN]

Lawrence Carroll (1954–2019), painter [Artforum]

Tim Conway (1933–2019), actor, comedian, writer, and director [USA Today]

Jörg Demus (1928–2019), pianist [NYT]

Sergei Dorenko (1959–2019), journalist [Washington Post]

Georgie Anne Geyer (1935–2019), journalist and columnist [NYT]

Anatol Herzfeld (1931–2019), sculptor and mixed-media artist [Artforum]

Machiko Kyo (1924–2019), actress [Washington Post]

Barbara Marx Hubbard (1929–2019), futurist, author and public speaker [NYT]

Thomas Nozkowski (1944–2019), abstract painter [AV Press]

IM Pei (1917–2019), legendary Modernist architect [NYT]

Nobuo Sekine (1942–2019), Mono-ha sculptor [Artsy]

Herman Wouk (1915–2019), historical fiction author [NY Post]

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